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 still quite high. However, it is possible to pick up an early-2015 Q5 with an average mileage from around £33,000 to £35,000. Move up to the £40,000 to £50,000 bracket and you’ll secure a 2016 car with a below-average mileage from a franchised dealer, while those spending more than £50,000 can expect to pick up a 2017 car with a very low mileage. An SQ7 will cost you in excess of £50,000.
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, 47.1mpg for the lower-powered 3.0 TDI and 48.7 for the higher-powered one. The e-tron claims an impressive 156.9 mpg, but you’re unlikely to meet that figure in everyday use unless you charge it regularly and drive exclusively in town.
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.