2018 Audi Q7 Review in Ann Arbor, MI

2018 Audi Q7 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $49,900 MSRP
  • Available 3.0 TFSI® engine with 333 horsepower and 325 ft-lb torque
  • Standard Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Panoramic sunroof with tilt, slide and power sunshade features
  • MMI® Radio plus with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability
  • Audi advanced key-keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free tailgate release, open/close
  • Heated eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
  • Standard 18" 5-arm design wheels with 255/60 all-season tires

About the Audi Q7

The 2018 Q7 is the 3 row, 7 passenger full-size flagship luxury SUV from Audi. Entering its second generation, the Q7 debuted last year as a completely revised model. Boasting a sleek exterior design, the Q7 is lighter, quicker, and more technologically advanced than its predecessor.

Choose between the standard 2.0 liter turbocharged 252 horsepower TFSI® engine or opt for the impressive supercharged power from the 3.0 liter supercharged TFSI® engine with 333 horsepower. Distinctive Audi design elements found on the Q7 include the iconic Singleframe® grille, trapezoidal exhaust outlets, and full LED headlights.

What the Critics Say

"Spend an eight-hour day in the Q7, and the Audi won't shout its capabilities at you. But you'll get out, stretch your limbs, and feel like you could do another eight hours. It's effortless. Just like a luxury car should be." - Autoblog

"This is a three-row luxury SUV with few faults. It's exceptionally comfortable, performs well for its size and has all the latest technology features. Whether you're running errands around town or taking the family on a multistate road trip, the Q7 would be hard to beat." - Edmunds

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What's New for 2018?

The 2018 Audi Q7 sees only a few minor changes from the previous year. For 2018, standard power for the Q7 is the 252-horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine, with the larger 3.0 TFSI® supercharged engine available as an option. Other changes include the Audi advanced key system being included as standard equipment. Premium Plus Q7 models now come equipped with the 3D Bose Surround Sound System.

Audi Q7 Features

2018 Audi Q7 Singleframe Grille Design

Striking Design

Featuring iconic elements of Audi design, the exterior of the 2018 Q7 is both eye-catching and functional. Up front, the wide Singleframe® grille design exudes confidence. Muscular wheel arches pay respect to the rich heritage of Audi rally racing. Horizontal styling lines along with subtle quattro® engraving on the side blade emphasize the spaciousness and intelligent capability found in the Audi Q7. An available Titanium-black optic package adds aggressive exterior touches­ and Titanium-matte 21" Audi Sport® wheels.

Refined Interior

Once of the most inviting aspects of the 2018 Q7 is the luxurious interior. Standard heated and available ventilated premium leather front seats feature eight-way power adjustability. Standard three-zone automatic climate control allows drivers and passengers alike to find their ideal temperature. Extending almost the entire length of the cabin, a standard panoramic sunroof lets in light and fresh air. With just the touch of a button, the powered third row seats fold flat to reveal 71.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity (second and third row seats folded). An available Luxury package adds massaging contoured front seats and an Alcantara® headliner.

2018 Audi Q7 Panoramic Sunroof
2018 Audi Q7 Drive Select

Performance

With two available engines, the 2018 Q7 offers ideal power for any situation. The standard 2.0 liter TFSI® turbocharged engine delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque along with 4,400 lbs of towing capacity. Standard quattro® all-wheel drive gives the Q7 confidence in all weather conditions while the eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission provides brisk gear changes. Choosing the available 3.0 liter TFSI® supercharged engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb ft of torque raises towing capacity up to a robust 7,700 lbs. Available height-adjustable suspension, Audi drive select, and all-wheel steering are only a few highlights of the performance capabilities found on the 2018 Q7.

Trims & Specs

Premium

2018 Audi Q7 Premium
  • Starting at $49,900 MSRP
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • Standard 2.0 liter TFSI® turbocharged engine with 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque
  • Panoramic sunroof with sunshade, power tilt and slide features
  • Audi advanced key (keyless start) w/ hands free tailgate open/close
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights

Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $53,900 MSRP
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • 3D Bose Surround Sound System
  • Audi side assist with Audi pre sense® rear (includes rear cross traffic assist and vehicle exit assist)
  • Power split folding 50/50 third-row seatbacks with electric fold and return function
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple® CarPlay and Google™ Android Auto

Prestige

2018 Audi Q7 Prestige
  • Starting at S65,400 MSRP
  • Standard 3.0 liter TFSI® supercharged engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb ft of torque
  • 20" 10-spoke-star design gray/polished-finish wheels with run-flat tires
  • Audi virtual cockpit with Head-up display
  • BOSE® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, BOSE® Advanced Sound Staging Technology, 15-channel amplifier and 558 watts
  • Top view camera system