Audi Q7

Launched in 2007, the Audi Q7 quickly found its niche among affluent families and professionals seeking a premium three-row crossover. Owners give it high marks for its sleek design and spacious, high-tech cabin. They also praise its smooth ride and versatile engine lineup that balances performance with efficiency. However, critics note that the Q7’s lofty sticker price puts it out of reach of many buyers. Additionally, its maintenance and repair costs can be steep compared to some competitors, such as the Acura MDX. But overall, the Audi Q7 continues to be a popular choice for those who value style, comfort, and performance in a roomy luxury SUV.

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Launched in 2007, the Audi Q7 quickly found its niche among affluent families and professionals seeking a premium three-row crossover. Owners give it high marks for its sleek design and spacious, high-tech cabin. They also praise its smooth ride and versatile engine lineup that balances performance with efficiency. However, critics note that the Q7’s lofty sticker price puts it out of reach of many buyers. Additionally, its maintenance and repair costs can be steep compared to some competitors, such as the Acura MDX. But overall, the Audi Q7 continues to be a popular choice for those who value style, comfort, and performance in a roomy luxury SUV.

Audi Q7 Model Lineup

The Q7 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV with three rows and room for up to seven passengers. In Audi’s sport-ute lineup, it sits between the compact Q5 and the flagship Q8, and it shares a platform with several other models within the Volkswagen Group, including the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga. Audi also offers a performance-oriented version called the SQ7, which is reviewed separately. The Q7’s most recent (second) generation debuted for the 2017 model year, offering a lighter chassis, updated styling, and an array of new tech and safety features. In 2020, it also received a mid-cycle refresh with small styling updates and tech improvements. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 7,700 pounds.

Audi offers the Q7 in three main trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium trim is the base model, while the Premium Plus adds some advanced features such as a larger infotainment screen, a premium sound system, and a virtual cockpit. The Prestige trim is the most luxurious, with features such as LED headlights, a head-up display, and ventilated front seats.

Since the 2017 model year, the Q7’s standard engine has been a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (designated the 45 TFSI) that produces about 250 horsepower. Higher trims offer a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 (known as the 55 TFSI) that produces 335 hp. Both engines mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission and come standard with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. Earlier versions of the Q7 offer a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 (known as the 3.0T) producing either 280 or 333 hp, depending on the trim level, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (known as the 3.0 TDI) with 240 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. Due to the Dieselgate emissions scandal, Audi discontinued the diesel option in the U.S. market after the 2015 model year.

The 2017 model year also brought major updates to the Q7’s technology and safety features. The infotainment system was upgraded to an 8.3-inch display with a touchpad controller and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The model’s 2020 refresh introduced a new setup featuring a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen for infotainment and navigation and an 8.6-inch lower unit for climate controls and vehicle settings. In terms of safety equipment, Audi added standard forward collision mitigation in 2017, but most other advanced driver aids, including blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control, are only available as options.

We recommend that used Q7 shoppers focus their searches on second-generation models (2017-present) for their upgraded chassis and features. Those looking for the most up-to-date tech and styling should consider 2020 and newer examples, which benefit from the most recent model refresh. The Premium Plus trim offers a generous level of standard equipment, but buyers seeking the most upscale experience should opt for the Prestige.

Audi Q7 Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2015

4.5

162 verified owner reviews

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Top 2015 Reviews

Thomas S. from PA

Verified Owner · Sep, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro

5.0

About the only issue I have is the sunglass holder will not hold a normal size pair of sunglasses and the cup holders for the driver and passenger are not easy to access. This is a great car!

Chelsea B. from WI

Verified Owner · Sep, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI Quattro

5.0

Brakes squeal at low-speed braking. This is a known issue by the manufacturer to the point they have a pamphlet on it. There has been no introduction of a new brake pad for the Q7, rather it seems it is something the driver has to deal with.

William H. from AL

Verified Owner · Sep, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI Quattro

4.0

One "bug" about the entertainment controls. You can't access your connected Bluetooth device from the steering wheel controls for music selection. Glad to have the Audi Q7!! Thank you, Audi!!

Phillip J. from ND

Verified Owner · Aug, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI Quattro

65000 dollar vehicle and no cooling seats. Really!

Richard H. from FL

Verified Owner · Aug, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI Quattro

5.0

I love the new car, and have been an Audi fan for a long time. I only wish that this car had a higher grade leather in it and better audio than the Bose. Based on the price of the car I thought this was not up to this level. But love everything else.

Jessie H. from IA

Verified Owner · Aug, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro

5.0

I was really disappointed to find that there are no USB ports or Car Charger spots. With being on the road and using phone so much today, I just can't believe that a $70,000 car doesn't have an easy/simple way to charge your cell phone.

Uday N. from NJ

Verified Owner · Aug, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro

Wish it had a better A/C.

Patricia T. from IN

Verified Owner · Jul, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro

Very happy with my purchase so far.

Kenneth C. from CO

Verified Owner · Jul, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI Quattro

One major problem I have is when keys are in my pocket, somehow back door of Q7 opens and hits garage door from keyless entry button. Then if someone opens garage door we have a major problem as both doors keep garage door from opening. The keyless entry buttons are key are way too easy to push, hence the problem.

Jeffrey B. from CA

Verified Owner · Jul, 2015

2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro

4.0

Side views are very large and construct the view. Front windshield pillars obstruct view turning left.