2019 Audi Q7

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2019 Audi Q7 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Audi Q7 s a great car, and in its 2019 avatar, you get all the luxuries you can imagine of have for 50 thousand dollars. All trims except the base get LED headlamps, and you get a choice of two engines, a 2-liter 248 horsepower inline-4 and a 3-liter 329 horsepower V6, on all except the top trim, which only gets the larger motor. There are plenty of additional options for the buyers to choose from, and you would never feel like any aspect has been compromised, provided you can cough up the extra dough required to tick those boxes.

Audi has always been one of the top names in luxury, along side BMW and Mercedes-Benz. All three Brands are German (coincidence?) and all three have been battling hard for a larger share of the American market. So far, none of these have had a sweeping victory, but that hasn 't stopped any of these marques from bringing in more luxury. Of course, saying that they haven 't had success would be absolutely false, considering how well their entry level products have been selling compared to many other brands.

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Pros

Good choice of engines

Optional air suspension further raises comfort

Cons

Fuel efficiency could have been better

Air suspension brings the fun but isn't standard

What's New?

All trims get Navigation as standard

Premium trim gets Audi Navigation plus as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$53550

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu. in.

horsepower

147 hp @ 3282 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

1-speed direct drive

chassis

suspension front

independent suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent torsion beam suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176.4 in.

width

70.5 in.

height

61.4 in.

curb weight

3433 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

4400 lbs.

payload capacity

1020 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

124/112/99 mpg

ev range

427.5 mi.

highway range

562.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./50000mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ Unlimited mi.

ev battery warranty

8 yr./100000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Audi Q7 in Carrara White color  2019 Audi Q7 in Cobra Beige Metallic color  2019 Audi Q7 in Florett Silver Metallic color  2019 Audi Q7 in Denim Blue Metallic color  2019 Audi Q7 in Glacier White Metallic color  2019 Audi Q7 in Navarra Blue Metallic color  2019 Audi Q7 in Night Black color  2019 Audi Q7 in Orca Black Metallic color
Carrara White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro

2.0 TFSI Premium quattro

power
248 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
21 combined

$53,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $53,550 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 248 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

 2019 Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

power
248 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
21 combined

$56,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $56,900 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 248 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

 2019 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium quattro

power
329 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$59,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $59,950 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 329 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

 2019 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

power
329 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$63,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $63,300 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 329 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

 2019 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

power
329 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$68,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $68,700 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 329 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

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9.2/10

Engine: 292 hp @ 5400 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 24 combined

2018 Audi A5 Convertible
8.7/10

Engine: 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 27 combined

2018 Audi Q5
9.0/10

Engine: 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 25 combined

2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback
9.2/10

Engine: 258 hp, 1.4 L I4

MPG: 34 combined

2018 Audi A5
8.7/10

Engine: 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 33 combined

2018 Audi A5 Sportback
8.7/10

Engine: 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 27 combined

2018 Audi S4
8.8/10

Engine: 354 hp @ 5400 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 24 combined

2018 Audi SQ5
8.8/10

Engine: 354 hp @ 5400 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 21 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 21, 2019


The 2019 Audi Q7 is not an entry level vehicle though, and you’d be wrong to call it one. It used to be Audi’s flagship SUV before the Q8 barged in guns blazing, and it still is one of Audi’s finest vehicles on sale internationally. The Q7 feels more like a lesson in luxury than a simple car. The new model is more of an improvement on the 2018 Audi Q7 rather than a new car, which is fine since the 2018 model was a great car. The car got a facelift in 2017, and the design has been carried forward for this year as well.

2019 Audi Q7 Features

Audi offers the Q7in 3 trim options, with plenty of equipment on the base model and better equipment in its consecutive trim.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP 45 TFSI (2.0T)

$53,550

$56,900

-

MSRP 55 TFSI (3.0T)

$59,950

$63,300

$72,050

Key Features

Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front

3D Bose Surround Sound System

20-inch 10-spoke-star design gray/polished-finish wheels

 

MMI Navigation plus with MMI all-in-touch

Audi virtual cockpit

LED Interior lighting plus package

 

Panoramic sunroof with sunshade, power tilt and slide features

Audi side assist with Audi pre sense rear (includes rear cross traffic assist and vehicle exist assist)

Warm Weather package (four zone climate control, front seat ventilation, rear sunshades for doors and tailgate.

 

Audi advanced key (keyless start) with handsfree tailgate open/close

Top view camera system

Head-up display

 

Power folding 3rd row

Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster

Driver Assistance package (ACC, Active lane assist, Park steering assist, High-beam assistant, Traffic sign recognition)

 

We recommend

The base ‘Premium’ trim is a great value for money proposition. The subsequent trims offer more luxury, but the steep rise in price is very hard to justify.

2019 Audi Q7 Engine

The first-gen Audi Q7 was already among the most fun-to-drive 3-row s available, and its dynamics and driving enjoyment have only gotten better with this new, 2nd-gen model-Kelly Blue Book

Engine and Transmission

Engine options on the 2019 Audi Q7 include a 2-liter turbocharged inline-4, and a larger 3-liter turbo V6. Horsepower figures are 248 HP on the 2-liter and 329 HP on the 3-liter. The smaller engine prides itself on its fuel economy, while the larger one finds its strength in performance.

Transmission duties are handled by 8-speed Tiptronic transmission coupled with the Audi’s brilliant quattro all-wheel drive for both the engines.

Models

Audi Q7 Premium 45 TFSI

Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

MSRP

$53,550

$59,950

$73,900

$87,375

$53,380

$71,145

$56,695

Engine

2.0L I-4 Turbocharged

3.0L V6 Turbocharged

3.0L I-6 Turbo

5.7L V8

4.6L V8

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo

2.0L I-4 Turbo/Supercharger

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

248 hp@ 5500rpm

329 hp@ 5500rpm

335 hp@ 5500rpm

383 hp@ 5600rpm

301 hp@ 5500rpm

362 hp@ 5500rpm

316 hp@ 5700rpm

Torque

273 ft-lbs.@ 2900rpm

325 ft-lbs.@ 2900rpm

330 ft-lbs.@ 1500rpm

403 ft-lbs.@ 3600rpm

329 ft-lbs.@ 3500rpm

369 ft-lbs.@ 1800rpm

295 ft-lbs.@ 2200rpm

Among the large luxury SUV segment, you get a diverse set of engines, from 2 liter to 5.7, from inline 4s to mighty V8s. Lexus fits its cars with large engines, and have a lot of torque and towing capacity. BMW X7 is the most expensive here, even in its base variant, which comes with a 3-liter turbocharged inline-6. Apart from the Audi, the only other car to sport a 2-liter inline-4 is the Volvo XC90.

Acceleration

Acceleration in an SUV is usually not a hair-raising phenomenon. Put your foot hard down, and the speed starts to build slowly but eventually. 60 MPH comes up in a relaxed 7 seconds, while the quarter mile takes 15.4 seconds. For a near 2-and-a-half-ton vehicle, this are performance figures are understandable.

The V6 version has a much better power output, and thus it has a much better acceleration. It posts a sub 6 second run to 60 MPH, near 14 second run to a quarter mile. Impressive, right?

Models

Audi Q7 Premium 45 TFSI

Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

5.4 sec

6.3 sec

7.3 sec

7.8 sec

6.5 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile

15.4

14.1

14.7 sec

15.6 sec

15.8 sec

N/A

15.1 sec

Engine

2.0L I-4 Turbo

3.0L V6 Turbo

3.0L I-6 Turbo

5.7L V8

4.6L V8

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo

2.0L i4 Turbo/Supercharger

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

11.1

9.8

N/A

Braking

Being a primarily city car, Audi Q7 needs to have better braking than acceleration. Thankfully, it gets confidence instilling braking capabilities. The pedal feel is firm and the brakes are responsive, and the nosedive is kept in control even during panic stops. For anyone who wants to push the Q7 to the limit of its capabilities, this is quite reassuring. Panic stop from 70 mph required just 166 feet, which is surprisingly low for a vehicle this size.

Model

Audi Q7

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

Brake Front (in.)

14.8

N/A

13.9

13.3

13.8

13.2

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

N/A

13.6

12.3

13.6

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4927

6989

5800

5130

5335

4771

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

184

N/A

113

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Q7 is a heavy car, pushing close to 4,500 pounds in the base variant. Still, the car feels sure footed in the corners, especially if you equip the optional performance tires with the 21-inch wheels. The optional air suspension helps the ride be firm and controllable at all speeds. The four-wheel steering paired with the brilliant Quattro system add agility to this hefty beast.

2019 Audi Q7 Fuel Economy

Fuel economy of the 2019 Audi Q7 is quite impressive, regardless of the engine. Audi claims 19 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, for both the inline-4 and the V6. No matter your choice of engine, fuel economy for this SUV will have you smiling at the fuel pumps.

Model

Audi Q7

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

MPG (city)

19

N/A

13

15

16

19

MPG (highway)

25

N/A

18

18

22

26

MPG (combined)

21

N/A

15

16

18

22

Range (miles) (city/highway)

428/563

N/A

320/443

345/414

422/581

357/489

Tank Capacity (gal)

22.5

21.9

24.6

23.0

26.4

18.8

2019 Audi Q7 Interior

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

Seating and Comfort

German cars are known for the luxury and comfort they offer, and Audi ensures that their Q7 stays true to the stereotype. Its cabin comes standard with leather upholstery, much like the more premium A8. The controls are logically placed, and after an initial learning curve are pretty easy to understand.

This generation of Q7 is dimensionally smaller than the previous gen, but you’d be hard pressed to notice that on the inside. This lovely Audi is a seven-seater SUV, although the third-row seats are a little disappointing. Even though the last row is a little cramped for full-sized adults, the front two rows provide exceptional room and comfort. The driver and front passenger get memory seats as standard on all trims.

Model

Audi Q7

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

Passenger capacity

7

7

5

7

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/59.5/41.7

41.9/60/39.8

38.3/61.0/42.9

38.0/55.4/41.7

41.2/58.5/40.3

38.9/57.7/40.9

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.8/58.5/38.8

39.9/58.1/37.6

38.9/59.1/34.4

40.4/57.3/34.1

40.0/58.3/38.5

38.5/56.5/37.0

Infotainment

The 2019 Audi Q7 has an 8.3-inch infotainment display as standard, and an optional 12.3-inch screen as well. Other features include:

  • Bluetooth
  • two USB ports
  • satellite radio
  • navigation
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Apart from these features, you get Audi’s MMi touch operated system. It gets handwriting recognition, although its not very easy or fluid to operate.

Cargo

The third row, however cramped it may be, does intrude into the trunk’s cargo space. The Audi struggles to fit in large luggage.

Model

Audi Q7

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.8

48.6

9.1

11.6

16.0

15.8

2019 Audi Q7 Exterior

The 2019 Audi Q7 is perhaps the most German of SUVs: calculated and business-like on the outside, but sumptuous and functional within. We’ve awarded 7 out of 10 points for looks, amongst the best in its competitive set.-The Car Connection

Weight and Dimensions

Q7 wears an aluminum architecture, which sheds hundreds of pounds from Audi’s weight. This improves handling and engine capabilities. Although Q7 continues to be heavier than many of its competitors, it suffices to say that this is because of premium features, rather than sheer body weight.

The Q7 looks rather sleek from the rear, an effect further highlighted by its double arrow designed taillights. The dual horizontal exhausts inside a silver diffuser add to a powerful look. On the top, there are silver roof rails, which turn to black in the black optic package.

Model

Audi Q7

BMW X7

Lexus LX 570 two-row

Lexus GX 460

Mercedes GLS 450 4Matic

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

Curb weight (lbs.)

4927

6989

5800

5130

5335

4771

Length(in)

199.6

203.3

200.0

192.1

202.0

194.9

Width(in)

77.5

78.7

78.0

74.2

76.1

79.1

Height(in)

68.5

71.1

75.2

74.2

72.8

69.9

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

8.7

8.9

8.1

8.5

9.4

Wheelbase (in)

117.9

122.2

112.2

109.8

121.1

117.5

Track width (in) F/R

66.1/66.6

66.3/67.1

64.8/64.6

62.4/62.4

65.2/65.9

65.7/65.8

Design and styling

The 2019 model carries the same look as the 2017 Audi Q7, largely unchanged for the current model. The standard headlights on the base trim is xenon HID with LED DRLs. The higher trims get full LED headlamps, which look absolutely lovely. Audi has a massive 8.1 inches above the ground, and can be raised to 9.6 inches if you you opt for the air suspension. The proportions make this already big SUV look even bigger, and the road presence on this is imposing.

2019 Audi Q7 Safety

The 2019 Q7 offers plenty of safety features as well:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

2019 Audi Q7 Competition

Audi Q7 vs BMW X7

BMW’s new addition to the SUV lineup is their biggest yet, and looks as purposeful as it behaves on road. Like every other BMW, driver involvement is strong with this one. It is also significantly larger than the X5, which is good for the space inside. It is also an absolutely new car, as opposed to the ongoing Q7.

If you are looking for sheer snob value, well, there is nothing better than the Beemer right now. If you want some tried and tested reliability though, the Q7 is the better choice. The X7 needs to be on the roads for a few months before all the post production issues are revealed and resolved.

Audi Q7 vs Mercedes Benz GLS

Mercedes built the GLS as a soft roader, but that doesn’t mean it loses any abilities off the tarmac. It is an extremely capable SUV, with plenty of space inside. It also offers one of the best Mercedes cabins in the entire lineup, bettered only by the S-class. If price isn’t as issue, you should definitely go for the Merc.

If you would like to save a few grand though, have the Audi instead. It offers almost the same amount of luxury, but in a much more affordable package.

Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90

The Volvo makes a brilliant case for itself with the XC90 SUV, and is also surprisingly cheap as compared to the Audi. The engine is small, though the specifications aren’t. The top of the line gasoline XC90 is still comparable to the cheapest Q7 available, and offers a lot more bang for the buck as well. The only clincher is the brand value, where Audi, BMW, and Mercedes will always be ahead of the rest.

2019 Audi Q7 Final Verdict

In the end, Audi’s largest SUV is quite a simple car, offering the best of luxuries in the most premium of packages. It isn’t insanely expensive, which is a huge point in its favor, but it isn’t too distinctive, which is a big con. If you want an understated SUV that doesn’t grab too much attention while it glides around town, well, no car does it better.