Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015) Review

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Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015) At A Glance


+High quality interior. Spacious. Excellent security rating. Strong 3.0 TDI engine.

-Rearmost seats tight for adults. Big size can make it tricky to manoeuvre. 21 inch wheels are easily damaged and require expensive tyre changes.

Insurance Groups are between 37–50
On average it achieves 78% of the official MPG figure


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Child seats that fit a Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015)

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Real MPG average for a Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015)


Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance


Real MPG

13–33 mpg

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Ask Honest John

My used car has an oil leak. Can I reject it?
"I bought a 2011 Audi Q7 but spotted an oil leak a few days after buying. The seller is repairing it for me. Can you advise regarding my rights to return the car? "
You don't say whether it's a private seller or a dealer, but you'll have more rights with a dealer. If there is a problem with your used car soon after you bought it - and that problem is not to be expected based on age or mileage - then you are entitled to a free repair or replacement as long as it's within 30 days. If you need further help, I'd recommend speaking with Citizen's Advice. To see all your rights, go here:
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High mileage cars - will they go on forever?
"I work abroad quite a bit and I am considering buying a high mileage Audi Q7, the cars I have looked at are in excellent condition with full service histories, but have high mileage. Some are at 100,000 - 160,000 miles. Would I be buying a maintenance nightmare or do these things go on forever?"
No, they don't go on forever and the high cost of fixing them is reflected in the prices asked. You could be in for a lot of very expensive replacement parts, and won't get the money back on resale.
Answered by Honest John
What should I replace my Honda CR-V with?
"I am replacing my 2007 Honda CR-V. I like the Honda and feel it has a high specification, especially when compared to BMW/Audi. I find the BMW X3 to be too small, while the X5 and Audi Q7 are too big. What do you suggest I buy? Should I buy a diesel or petrol? And should it be a manual or automatic? "
After driving 1300 miles in a BMW X3 through blizzards and right across Europe, I do not consider it to be "small" compared to a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4 or Mazda CX-5. You don't mention your "mileage profile", but I can tell you that a CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv 150 diesel auto should average about 45mpg, based on the 51mpg I'm getting out of a Mazda 6 2.2 Skyactiv 150 diesel auto. You'll do 5-10mpg better with a manual.
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Do I avoid this Q7?
"I am looking to buy a particular Q7 so I did a check on the reg with the DVLA after I had tried to check on AutoTrader and they said they didn't recognise the reg. I then went to the AA site to organise a vehicle inspection and they to said they did not recognise the reg. Why is this and what do I do - stay well clear of the vehicle or wait?"
Yes. Stay clear. Lots of other Q7s out there and if this one was especially cheap it was cheap for a reason.
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What does a Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015) cost?

Buy new from £49,561 (list price from £59,745)