Audi Q7 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi Q7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q7 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q7 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q7 2021 right tracking
  • Audi Q7 2021 rear left tracking
  • Audi Q7 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q7 2021 boot open
  • Audi Q7 2021 front cornering
  • Audi Q7 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q7 2021 right tracking
  • Audi Q7 2021 rear left tracking
  • Audi Q7 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q7 2021 interior detail
  • Audi Q7 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The regular diesel Audi Q7 is priced slightly above the Volvo XC90 but is considerably cheaper than the Range Rover Sport and BMW X7. Sizeable discounts are often available via our New Car Deals service or by haggling with your dealer directly, and resale values for the Q7 are strong, comparing well with those of most other premium-badged luxury SUVs.

CO2 emissions of the petrol and diesel versions were higher than some rivals, but almost all luxury SUVs are in the same top 37% benefit-in-kind (BIK) company car tax bracket, unless you opt for a plug-in hybrid. The 55 TFSIe is by far the cheapest option if you're a company car driver, although the BMW X5 45e offers even cheaper BIK bills because of its much longer electric-only range.

However, if you want even more luxuries, Black Edition adds four-zone climate control (allowing rear seat passengers to dial in a different temperature from those in the front) and 21in alloys, while the range-topping Vorsprung brings gigantic 22in wheels, soft-closing doors, heated rear seats and keyless entry.

Audi Q7 2021 interior infotainment

Reliability

The Q7 was one of the best-performing luxury SUVs in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, proving more dependable than the XC90 and Discovery. However, Audi as a brand didn't put up a particularly good showing, finishing in 18th place out of 30 manufacturers. That's below BMW but above Volvo, Mercedes and Land Rover.

Overview

The outstanding Audi Q7 offers a relaxing blend of comfort and peaceful cruising manners, while proving surprisingly agile for such a spacious seven-seat luxury SUV. Go for the 55 TFSI in S line trim, or the 55 TDI if you're happy to consider a diesel.

  • Smooth and powerful engines
  • Pillowy ride in Sport and S line trims
  • Superb interior quality
  • BMW X5 has a better infotainment system
  • Third-row space is better in the BMW X7
  • Plug-in hybrid model is average to drive
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