Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi Q7 4x4?
Though not aimed at the off-road brigade, it’s worth checking the underside of any Q7 for damage that might have been incurred on the rough stuff. Check the bodywork carefully, because this is a large car that will have been used in tight urban spaces. Also check the alloy wheels for damage.
So far, reported problems are few. Most centre around the non-engine electrics, so if buying used make sure all the electrical goodies work as they should.
However, the Q7 did very well in our most recent reliability survey, coming in fifth in the luxury SUV class and scoring nearly 90%. Audi as a brand didn't fare too well in that same reliability survey, finishing in 21st place out of 31 manufacturers.
On top of that, spare parts are expensive, although there are a number of independent specialists who will look after your Q7 for prices that are generally cheaper than an Audi main dealer's.
From new, the Q7 comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which can be extended up to five years and 90,000 miles.