Audi Q7 Review 2022
Audi Q7 At A Glance
Insurance Groups are between 35–50
On average it achieves 66% of the official MPG figure
It’s hard to think of a better all-rounder in this class than the Audi Q7. The huge, family-friendly cabin is stuffed with luxury equipment and displays impeccable quality, while on the road, the car is comfortable, quiet and surprisingly agile. What’s more, it’s competitive on prices and running costs. That’s pretty much every box ticked, then. It might not be as capable off-road as a Land Rover Discovery or as stylish as a Volvo XC90, but it’s a fabulous family car that’s hugely desirable.
The Q7 is the best all-rounder in the class, and for that matter, the best SUV in the class. Yep, it’s that good.
First and foremost, it’s a brilliant family car. It’s among the roomiest cars of its type, with generous space surrounding each of its seven seats, and with so many different options over how much of the space is used for seating and how much is used for cargo, it’s also hugely versatile. Those on board will also feel spoiled due to the amazing cabin quality and generous luxury kit.
Just as importantly, it’s an ideal family car in the way it drives. On all sorts of roads, the Q7 stays comfortable and quiet, keeping life relaxed on every journey.
And despite its impressive comfort, it’s still impressively agile in corners, keeping things safe and settled for passengers, and surprisingly entertaining for the driver. One quick caveat here: the best Q7s ride on air suspension. This was standard on post-facelift cars of 2019 onwards, but optional before that.
The engines, meanwhile, give an impressive blend of performance, economy and refinement, while lots of safety equipment and a five-star Euro NCAP rating means your family will be well looked after. Any complaints? Well, the touchscreen system on post-facelift cars is a bit fiddly and distracting, and the automatic gearbox could be quicker to respond, but other than that, there’s very little to moan about.
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