2022 Audi Q7

Rating8.3

Ranked #6 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$55,100 - $62,100

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Key Spec of 2022 Audi Q7
fuel economy

19/21/23

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

169 hp @ 6600 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Audi Q7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 18, 2022

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The 2022 Audi Q7 remains mechanically unchanged this year and gets additional features for each of the available 3 trims. Higher trims gain more safety features while features such as rear side airbags, LED ambient lighting, etc. are now standard. Also, the Black Optic Package is now available even for the base Premium trim, while both the 2L turbo-4 and the mild-hybrid turbo V6 powertrains continue this year as well. The MSRP now starts at $58,695 which is $2,650 up from the previous model year



2022 Audi Q7 for Sale

Audi offers impressive finance offers with an APR of 3.25% for 60 months on the MSRP of $58,695 which includes the $1,095 destination charge. Lease deals start at a monthly payment of $658 for a period of 36 months and 10,000 miles of annual mileage with a $5,552 due at the time of signing.

2022 Audi Q7 Buying Advice

The Audi Q7 was last facelifted in 2020 and there have been only minor feature revisions made to the SUV since then. Also, the next-gen Q7 is far off in the future in 2024 which shall also be the last Q7 with a tailpipe. Therefore, opting for the higher model 2020 Audi Q7 would make more financial sense as the premium SUVs are known to depreciate heavily in the used vehicle market.

2022 Audi Q7 Latest Updates

  • Feb' 23, 2022 : Audi America To Team Up With Verizon To Offer 5G Connectivity In Cars Read More »
  • Dec' 14, 2021 : 2022 Audi Q8 priced at $70,300; comes with more standard features and package enhancements Read More »
  • Dec' 13, 2021 : The 2022 Audi Q7 Adds Driver Assist Features, Prices starting at $56,900 Read More »

The Audi 2022 Q7 is available for sale with two engine options and offers a lot of cutting edge tech as standard which is unmatched by its competition like the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and the Volvo XC90. While the Mercedes is plusher on the inside and the X5 has a stronger performance to offer, the Audi Q7 offers a complete package in this segment with a spacious & practical interior for 7, the latest tech, abundant safety gadgets, and reasonable pricing


ProsConsWhat's New

Top-tier interior

Third row only suited for kids

The interior get many new standard features, including rear side airbags

Impressive driving experience

Low fuel economy

Premium Plus trim gets Active Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard

A plethora of infotainment and safety features

Less cargo space

Spacious cabin

Over All Rating

8.3

Out of 10

Engine and Performace9.00
Pricing and Features8.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior9.00
Exterior9.00
Safety9.00
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#6 in Midsize Suv

#7 in Suv


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Trims

Base$55,100 onwards

Premium$56,900 onwards

  • Auto-dimming exterior and interior mirrors
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Led headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

Premium Plus$56,900 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Surround-View camera system

Prestige$62,100 onwards

  • Four-Zone automatic climate control
  • Head-Up display
  • Heated rear seats
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Ventilated front seats


Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q7 in Amber Brownstone color
Amber Brownstone

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Audi Q7 has been at the top of its segment since this generation debuted in 2017- Edmunds

Known for its impressive performance, stunning visuals, and top-notch interior, the 2022 Audi Q7 is one of the top vehicles in its class, with impressive sales figures. The strong performance from the V6 and the frugal nature of the turbo-4 despite the standard Quattro AWD offers great value for all buyers. The standard list of features has been ever-increasing, and with the added gadgets this year, the 2022 Q7 is a value for money offering. 

Considering all costs you can expect somewhere around $13,000 per year as part of running costs. This 5-year cost of ownership value of around $65,560 is pretty affordable when compared to its competitors from Europe. That said, with the J.D.Power reliability score of 72/100, it ranks behind its German rivals which get a much higher overall rating and offer superior reliability. 

2022 Audi Q7 SUV front view
2022 Audi Q7 SUV rear view

Buying Advice

The 2022 Audi Q7 Premium Plus makes the most sense with the MSRP starting at $61,595. It has a good collection of features, substantially more than the base Premium, all for a marginal increase in price. This trim also offers both the 2.0L Inline-4 and the 3.0L Inline-6 engines and we prefer the larger 55TFSI V6 powertrain for the added performance..


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Features
8.0/10

There are numerous packages on offer for the 2022 Q7- Carbuzz

The 2022 Audi Q7 is available for sale in three trim levels - Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The base model starts at an MSRP of $58,695 and goes up to $74,495 for the top-end Prestige trim including the destination fee of $1,095. To keep the Q7's high price reasonable, Audi offers a long list of standard features such that even if you purchase the base model, you will not be disappointed. 

Apart from this, the Q7 is also eligible for some additional upgrades through optional packages for an added price. Opting for the $1,200 Convenience package gains a three-spoke heated steering wheel, a 360-degree camera, and wireless charging for the Premium trim. The Premium Plus trim can be equipped with the $2,000 Executive Package that includes 12-way power front seats, heated rear seats, quad-zone automatic climate control, etc. 

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (45 TFSI)

$58,695

$61,595

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MSRP (55 TFSI)

$63,695

$67,295

$74,495

Key Features

Blind-spot & lane-departure warnings

Adds/Upgrades to Premium trim

Adds/Upgrades to Premium Plus trim

LED auto high-beam headlights & Garage door transmitter Adaptive cruise control

Matrix-design LED headlights

Front & rear parking sensors w/rear-view camera Traffic jam assist & Lane-keep assist Head-up display

Three-zone automatic climate control

Heated steering wheel Four-zone automatic climate control
10.1-inch dual-screen infotainment system w/10-speaker sound system 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system Soft-close doors & Adaptive air suspension
Digital gauge cluster & Satellite radio Wireless charging LED ambient lighting & rear sunshades
Power heated front seats & power-folding third-row seat w/leather interior upholstery Illuminated doorsills Ventilated front seats & Heated rear seats
Panoramic sunroof & Hands-free power tailgate  360-degree surround-view camera system Sound-dampening insulated side windows & leather armrest
19-inch alloy wheels 20-inch alloy wheels  

The Prestige trim buyers can also enjoy the Luxury package which offers faux-suede headliner, massaging front seats, and upgraded upholstery for $5,800. Apart from this, all-wheel steering, 22-inch alloy wheels, and Laser headlights, all remain available as standalone options. The $1,750 Black Optic package can be had with both Premium Plus and Prestige models for $1,750 which adds black exterior trims and 20-inch or 21-inch black wheels for 45 TFSI and 55 TFSI models respectively. 


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Engine and Performance
8.0/10

In day-to-day driving, the 2021 Audi Q7 feels quiet, refined, supple and capable- Autotrader

The 2022 Audi Q7 comes with two engine options. The base 45 TFSI Quattro models are powered by a 2.0L turbo Inline-4 engine which produces 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 55 TFSI Quattro variants come loaded with a more powerful 3.0L turbo V6 engine, producing, 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission which feels buttery smooth. 

The driving experience of the Q7 is unforgettable as it can tackle any situation admirably. On top of that, the available air suspension combined with the AWD drivetrain outshines the Q7 on sharp corners. As for the bad roads, surprisingly it doesn't fail to tackle those either. Yes, it is not purely off-road, but you will be surprised how well it can do once you decide to cover some rough terrains.

The base engine feels like the best contender for daily usage while the bigger engine bridges the gap between comfort and raw power. The turbo-4 does the 0-60 MPH sprint in 6.9 seconds while the V6 takes just 5 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 13.7 seconds. With regards to braking, the pedal feels firm and responsive. The pedal travel distance is also less, due to which it takes a braking distance of 117 feet to halt from 60 MPH. 

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Volvo XC90

MSRP

$58,695

$63,895

$59,700 $51,995

Engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4 

3.0L, Turbocharged Gas/Electric Inline-6

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-6 

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

248 hp @ 5,000 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

250 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.9 sec

4.9 sec

6.6 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter-Mile

15.3 sec

13.6 sec

15.1 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

129 MPH

128 MPH

130 MPH

Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 6,603 lbs 7,700 lbs 5,000 lbs

The BMW X5 outperforms the other SUVs to shame with its strong acceleration from the standard V6 powertrain. The Volvo XC90 packs a small engine and it is tuned for comfort rather than agility. It also has the worst towing capacity in this competition. The Mercedes GLE-Class is an expensive SUV and in terms of performance, it is just a few milliseconds ahead of the Q7. Both the Mercedes and Audi offer the most impressive towing capacities here. 


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Fuel Economy
7.0/10

Not surprisingly, the V-6 powertrain comes with worse fuel economy- CarAndDriver

Unfortunately, fuel economy is where 2022 Audi Q7 stays behind. The impressive power comes at the cost of having a low efficiency. The 45 TFSI has a mileage of 20 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highways, and 22 MPG combined. With the 55 TFSI, the numbers drop to 18 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined. 

The 22.5 gallons fuel tank capacity is respectable, but even that fails to make a significant difference because the driving range is far lesser than what most of its rivals offer. In the most efficient form, the Q7 delivers a combined range of 495 while the 55 TFSI models can reach up to 461 miles. Also, the Q7 only drinks premium-grade fuel, further increasing the running costs. 

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Volvo XC90

MPG (City)

20

21

19

20

MPG (Highway)

25

25

26

28

MPG (Combined)

22

23

22

23

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

22.5

21.9

22.5

18.8

Range( (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

450/563/495

460/548/504

428/585/495

376/526/432

The Volvo XC90 is the most fuel-efficient SUV but the Mercedes delivers the highest range in this competition. The BMW X5 ranks a bit higher than the Q7 in terms of fuel economy. Compared to its rivals, the Q7's fuel estimates, and driving range are really less. Those who prioritize fuel economy over other parameters should not look at the Q7. 


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Interior
9.0/10

With its minimalist, contemporary design matched with loads of technology and excellent comfort and build quality, the Q7's cabin is a special place- CarAndDriver

One of the core qualities that made the interior of the 2022 Audi Q7 a desirable choice in the market is its top-tier interior. The class-leading cabin design holds a big futuristic dashboard, which is an amalgamation of three touchscreen displays. The whole cabin has two-tone color grading, with chrome accents integrated within a beautiful design, and the premium quality materials on every surface are soothing. Leather interior upholstery is standard and there are up to 8 color options available to choose from. 

The seats of the 2022 Q7 provide adequate comfort and support in all three rows for all passengers. The front seats come standard with power adjustability and heating functions while ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are available on higher trims. Both the rows have ample head and legroom for adults but the third row is too tight and is best left for kids. As for the driver's outward visibility, it is not the best in the class. The third row gets a power-folding function which opens up 35.7 cu-ft of trunk space while folding down the second row offers a maximum of 69.6 cu-ft of cargo space.

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Volvo XC90

Seating Capacity

7

5

5

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.9/59.5/41.7

40.8/60.0/39.8

40.5/59.3/40.3

38.9/57.7/40.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.7/58.1/37.4

39.6/58.3/40.9

38.5/56.5/37.0

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.) 35.9/49.4/29.2 N/A N/A

36.3/46.9/31.9

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

14.2

33.9

33.3

12.6

While only the Q7 and XC90 offer 7 seats, they also offer a more practical cabin with plenty of storage pockets and cubby holes for the entire family. The GLE feels more upmarket in this comparison while the BMW X5 has a sportier edge to its interiors. The XC90 is the least impressive in terms of cargo capacity while Audi and BMW lead the pack here. Where the Audi also shines is in terms of its infotainment system and the technology it has to offer. 

The center console is dominated by a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen on the top and an 8.6-inch touchscreen at the bottom for climate and seat functions. Both screens have haptic feedback and respond quickly. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard. The standard Audi Virtual Cockpit has cool animation effects. However, the menus have a complex structure and it will take some time to find some functions. The system is paired with a 10-speaker sound system. 

Some other cabin highlights are:

  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats & leather interior upholstery
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof & Color-adjustable ambient lighting & footwell lights
  • 10.1 & 8.6-inch dual touchscreen infotainment system
  • 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system
  • Wireless charging

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Exterior
9.0/10

For something with three seating rows, the 2022 Q7 doesn’t look at all like a bus- Kelly Blue Book

Since its last redesign back in 2020, the 2022 Audi Q7 is looking more gorgeous than ever before. Regardless, what once started as a basic but neat design surely turned out into a daunting appearance with smooth curves overall. The bespoke LED headlights with an octagonal-shaped grille in the middle bring out a mean look on the front. The Q7 rides on 19-inch alloy wheels but you can order 21-inch wheels through the Black Optic package. 

This package costs $1,750 and also adds a black grille, black roof rails, and front & rear bumper inserts. Audi has made this package available to the 45 Premium Plus trim as well. The lengthy profile of the Q7 2022 can be a problem, especially while taking sharp turns or in tight parking lots. There are 9 different color options available for buyers to choose from that complement the bold look of this premium SUV. 

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2022 Volvo XC90

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,806

4,863

4,718

4,497

Length (in.)

199.3

194.3

194.3

195.0

Width (in.)

77.6

78.9

76.7

75.7

Height (in.)

68.5

68.7

70.7

69.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.4

8.7

7.1

8.8

Wheelbase (in.)

117.9

117.1

117.9

117.5

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has a lower ground clearance than the Q7 but it is aimed for easy egress and ingress. The Volvo XC90's width is more than its rivals and it speaks for its roomy interior. The wheelbase of the BMW X5 is slightly smaller and it helps to burn out quicker while accelerating. Also, it is the GLE that looks the most premium one here while the X5 offers a sportier stance and styling.  Some other exterior features are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED DRLs & taillights
  • Chrome bodyside moldings & Aluminum window trim
  • Dual integrated exhaust tips
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Chrome grille & Aluminum roof rails
  • 20-inch alloy wheels

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Safety
9.0/10

Rear side airbags are included from this year as standard equipment on all models- Carbuzz

NHTSA has not rated the 2022 Audi Q7 for its safety but IIHS did. It received top ratings in almost all the evaluations but misses the 'Top Safety Pick' designation as the headlights get a 'Poor' rating for lower models. In terms of crashworthiness, the 2022 Q7 is definitely a safe vehicle and will keep the occupants safe but it does have a few problems that buyers will have to deal with. 

For 2022. the Q7 adds rear side airbags as standard on all trims while the Premium Plus trim gets Active Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard too. The Q7 2022 also benefits from a lengthy list of standard driver-assist features for maximum protection of the vehicle and its occupants. Some of them include:

  • Audi Pre Sense Basic, Audi Pre Sense Front, & Audi Pre Sense Rear
  • Front & rear parking sensors w/surround-view camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control w/Traffic Jam Assist
  • Audi Side Assist w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Lane Departure Warning & Vehicle Exit Warning
  • Night Vision Camera

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Competition
8.0/10

2022 Audi Q7 vs 2022 BMW X5

The rivalry between Q7 and BMW X5 is a strong one as both vehicles try their best to overstep each other. Both the SUVs offer impressive performance and opulent interiors but the X5 has an edge when it comes to fuel economy and cargo space. The main winning point of the Q7 is its price. It costs less than the X5 in its base trim and also comes standard with an AWD system, leather seats, and a third row. 

2022 Audi Q7 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The Q7 surely pioneered luxury elements in its class, but recently, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has also caught up with its new design and features. Even if the GLE can catch up with the Q7 when it comes to performance or visuals, it does offer better fuel economy and cargo capacity. It also picked up the Top Safety Pick+ designation from IIHS, meaning it is the safest SUV in its class.

 2022 Audi Q7 vs 2022 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 has a lower starting price than the Q7. Like the Q7, it is a 7 seater but its cargo room is one of the largest in the luxury midsize segment. It also offers more standard safety technologies than the Q7 and it is the safest SUV in its class. The fuel efficiency in the XC90 is way better than the Q7. On the other hand, the Q7 offers snappier acceleration and better driving dynamics in terms of performance. 


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Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi Q7 is already one of the best in its class. It offers a great combination of incredible power with attractive visuals and a top level of luxury. Further coming to the changes brought in, the safety quotient of the 2022 Q7 takes a turn for the better, which makes it an ideal choice for both daily driving and weekend family getaways.


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Features

vehicle bio
base price

$62100

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

335 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

199.3 in

wheelbase

117.9 in

width

77.6 in

curb weight

4971 lbs

Height

68.5 in

capacity
cargo volume

69.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

7 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/20/23 mpg


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Audi Q7 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$63,130
5 Year Cost To Own
$83,359
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $83,359
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$10,715$5,925$4,902$5,491$4,717$31,750
Insurance$1,559$1,634$1,711$1,796$1,798$8,498
Fuel$2,481$2,539$2,606$2,705$2,808$13,139
Maintenance$211$1,306$1,746$2,955$1,956$8,174
Repairs$16$48$-5$1,468$2,180$3,707
Financing Interest$3,929$3,140$2,378$1,460$530$11,437
Taxes and Fees$5,276$371$377$318$312$6,654
Total Cost-To-Own$24,187$14,963$13,715$16,193$14,301$83,359
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