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 79% of the official MPG figure

 

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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.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

79%

Real MPG

13–33 mpg

MPGs submitted

92

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ASK HJ

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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Which SUV do you recommend to tow a caravan and return good mpg?
I'm currently using a Mercedes-Benz R320CDI L to tow my caravan. It's a lovely, comfortable car that tows with ease. However the fuel economy is not great (about 22mpg when towing). I'm thinking of changing cars and I'm looking for suggestions. I had looked at the Audi Q7, but the reviews were not that great. Can you suggest a car that will tow up to 2200kg (currently towing 1400kg) and return nearer to 30mpg when towing with just two passengers? I only use the car at weekends or when caravanning as I have other cars for commuting etc.
You have picked one of the best tow cars there must be with its four-wheel drive and colossal weight. If you can do without an automatic transmission, then both the KIA Sorento 2.2 R Type diesel manual and the Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 R Type diesel manual will tow 2500kg and probably give about 40mpg solo. The automatics can only tow 2000kg.
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What does a Audi Q7 (2006 – 2015) cost?

Buy new from £45,860 (list price from £56,940)
Contract hire from £528.43 per month
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