Used Audi Q7 2015-present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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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 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 £50,000. An SQ7 of any vintage will cost you in excess of £40,000.

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Both the e-tron and 55 TFSI e can accept a 7.4kWh charger and will take 2.5 hours to charge up from flat.

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 would be 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 TFSI e 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.