As one of the top luxury crossover in the middle segment, the 2018 Audi Q7 offers a combination of performance, technology, comfort and value. Although a large SUV, but it is very agile, especially when equipped with optional four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension. Combined with good visibility and engine, the Q7 is fun to drive. And if you’re not in the mood to drive, the 2018 Audi Q7 optional driver assistant will not only keep you on track, but will also anticipate turns and adjust to local speed limits.
In addition to sophisticated technology features, the 2018 Audi Q7 interior offers exceptional comfort and is full of high quality materials. It is also very quiet and able to tidy up rough roads. The engine offers usable power and sensible fuel savings thanks to weight reduction for this generation.
Trim, Features and Engine Specs
The 2018 Audi Q7 is a seven-passenger full-size SUV that is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
Standard equipment for the 2018 Audi Q7 Premium trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, LED taillights, keyless entry and start, power rear liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, Audi Pre-Sense Basic forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, heated power-folding side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, split-folding second row, a power-folding third-row bench, HomeLink garage door opener, Audi’s MMI user interface with a 7-inch central display, two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch color driver information display, a 10-speaker sound system.
There are two optional packages for the Premium trim. The Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The MMI Navigation Plus package adds navigation with Google Voice Search, smartphone integration and other connected features.
The 2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus includes the MMI Navigation Plus package plus auto-dimming exterior mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with Pre Sense Rear, an electric tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, interior LED accent lights and an upgraded Bose sound system.
Optional packages for the Premium Plus is the Driver Assistance package, which adds all electronic driver aids. The Vision package adds LED headlights, a 360-degree exterior camera and Audi Virtual Cockpit.The Warm Weather package adds four-zone climate control, rear sunshade and seat ventilation. The Ventilation package adds sunshades and seat ventilation.
The 2018 Audi Q7 Prestige includes the Warm Weather and Vision package, but also adds larger 20-inch wheels, power-closing doors and a head-up display. Optional package for the Prestige is the Adaptive Chassis package, which adds an adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering. There’s also a night-vision system and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Stand-alone options for all trims include rear side-impact airbags and trailering package.
The 2018 Audi Q7 offers two different engines. The first only available in the Premium or Premium Plus is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The second is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 rate at 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. All engines come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
For performance, the 2017 Audi Q7 Prestige with the Adaptive Chassis package accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is quick for a full-size luxury SUV. The EPA estimates fuel economy stands at 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway, about average for the class. The four-cylinder engine rated at 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.
Properly equipped, a four-cylinder 2018 Audi Q7 can tow up to 4,400 pounds, while the V6 models can tow up to 7,700 pounds, above average for this class.
2017 Audi Q7 luxurious and modern interior is a great place to spend time. It’s slick and everything is designed, placed and executed properly. Audi Q7 is built solidly from front to back. Interior materials are excellent and in some cases better than you would find in more expensive rivals. All controls and buttons have consistent clicks and flavors, which further add premium shades.
The front seats and second row easily accommodate large-bodied adults and standard panoramic sunroofs enhance the breezy feeling. The third row seats are well intended for smaller passengers, given the knee posture can feel stiff. Driving position is very easy to adjust. It’s easy to find a comfortable place whether you prefer a leisurely position or sitting near the wheel for a more enthusiastic drive.
Although there is plenty of room when you fold the seat, it will be more difficult to keep your stuff in the 2018 Audi Q7 if you have many passengers. Easy baggage loads on the back thanks to power-folding third row, hands-free liftgate and low floor. Cargo capacity is 14.8 cubic feet with all seats are used and 71.6 cubic feet with the second and third row seats folded, which is below the class average.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 Audi Q7 production has started on june and should be released to market sometime this summer. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a 2018 Audi Q7 base starts at $50,875 (including destination charge). The Premium Plus model starts at $54,875. If you choose the supercharged V6, it will cost an extra $6,500 for either trim. The top-line Prestige begins over $66,000. A fully loaded Q7 can cost up to $80,000.