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Used Audi Q7 2015-present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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Used Audi Q7 2015-present review
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Ownership cost

What used Audi Q7 4x4 will I get for my budget?

It's possible to pick up an early 2015-2016 Q7 with a high mileage from around £27,000. Move up to the £30,000 to £35,000 bracket and you’ll secure a 2017 car with average or 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- 50,000. An SQ7 of any vintage will cost you more than £40,000.

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Both the e-tron and 55 TFSIe will take two and a half hours to charge up from flat via a typical 7kW wallbox.

CO2 emissions

This section will only apply to earlier Q7s registered before 1 April 2017, due to switching over to the current VED system, so we'll focus on those. The best on CO2 emissions is the e-tron at a mere 50g/km. Of the two 3.0-litre diesels, the lower-powered version emits 150g/km, and the higher-output model coughs out a bit more at 153g/km. The SQ7 is the most costly to tax, putting out 190g/km.

Road tax

Earlier models registered before 1 April 2017 will be charged annual car tax (VED) according to CO2 emissions. Cars registered after that date will be charged the flat rate (the plug-in hybrid 55 TFSIe will get a slight discount), plus a supplementary luxury car tax that is charged for five years between the second year and sixth years of the vehicle's age, then it goes back to the flat-rate fee.

Current charges, for cars registered after 1 April 2017, are £155 per year for petrol and diesel cars, while hybrid owners will be charged £145 per year – pure electric cars continue to be exempt from VED. First-year car tax rates, which depend on CO2 emissions, will be higher. The supplementary luxury tax is currently £335 per year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.

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. Spare parts are expensive, but 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.