What used Audi Q7 4x4 will I get for my budget?
The Q7 isn’t a cheap car new and its residual values are strong, so prices on the used car forecourts are high. However, it is possible to pick up an early-2015/2016 Q7 with an average mileage from around £25,000. Move up to the £30,000 to £35,000 bracket and you’ll secure a 2017 car with a below-average mileage from a franchised dealer, while those spending more than £40,000 can expect to pick up a 2018 or even a pre-facelift 2019 car with a very low mileage. Post-facelift cars will set you back in excess of £45,000. An SQ7 of any vintage will cost you in excess of £40,000.
How much does it cost to run a Audi Q7 4x4?
The Q7 is available with either six or eight-cylinder diesel engines, and its claimed average figures range from 39.2mpg for the high-performance SQ7, according to the older NEDC tests, and 29.4mpg under the later and more realistic WLTP tests, 47.1mpg for the lower-powered 3.0 TDI and 48.7 for the higher-powered one, or 33.2mpg and 32.1mpg under the WLTP tests for the later 45 TDI and 50 TDI cars. The e-tron claims an impressive 156.9 mpg under the NEDC tests, but you’re unlikely to meet that figure in everyday use unless you charge it regularly and drive exclusively in town.
Earlier models registered before April 2017 will be charged annual car tax (VED) according to CO2 emissions. Cars registered after that date will be charged the flat rate, currently £145 a year, plus a supplementary luxury car tax for cars costing over £40,000 new, currently £320 a year.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance costs are a little higher than average for the class, but the Q7 is relatively affordable to service, thanks to its long service intervals and Audi’s fixed-price deals. Audis between three and five years old can join the Audi Service Plan; for a one-off payment of £450 or 18 monthly payments of £25, your next two services are covered.
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