2014 Audi Q7

MSRP $60,900

Ranked #12 in Suv

7.3

Overall Rating

2014 Audi Q7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There have been many luxury SUVs in the market, but the one which has been among the top dogs since its launch is Audi Q7. known for its daunting engine performance, top-tier interior quality, and luxury features Q7 always raised the bar for others in its segment. The Audi Q7 sees no changes for 2014 and continues to remain the same but still fresh and sophisticated by today’s standard. 

 

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Pros

Excellent interior quality

A plethora of luxury features

Elegant exterior design

Cons

Average fuel economy

The cabin is a bit smaller when compared to the other vehicles

Heavyweight compromises vehicle’s handling

What's New?

It sees no changes for 2014


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$60900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

333 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

325 lb.-ft. @ 2900 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

118.2 in.

length

200.3 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

68.4 in.

curb weight

5412 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

133.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

72.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

5500 lbs.

payload capacity

1279 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/22 mpg

highway range

580.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

3.0T S line Prestige quattro$60,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Audi Q7 in Carrara White Metallic color
Carrara White Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


Moreover, the new Audi Q7 vaunts a stellar Quattro system which offers great traction on-road and off-road as well. But lately, competition has heated up and rivals such as BMW X5, INFINITI QX60, and Volvo XC90 are offering some amazing qualities which can even make one doubtful about the Q7. So does it still hold its prestigious spot in the segment? Only one way to find out.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2014 Audi Q7 Features

8.0/10

Just like every other Audi, Q7 comes in the three traditional trim levels. i.e. Premium, Premium Plus, and S Line Prestige. Both premium and premium plus comes with a 280 horsepower supercharged V6 engine, S Line Prestige trim on the other hand gets an enhanced version of the same engine which churns out 333 horsepower and Audi also offers a 3 liter V6 TDI engine that runs in diesel. As for the features, all three trims are fully loaded and hold their own importance. 

Yes, even the base Premium trim, which loads leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, 11 speaker sound system, another tech, and exterior features. Opt for Premium Plus and your level of luxury gets increased as you get keyless entry and ignition, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, panoramic roof, and yes a BOSE audio system. The top tier S Line Prestige’ amps up the experience by adding few changes to the exterior, loads more luxury features including better climate control, ventilated seats, and niceties for your leisure.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

S Line Prestige

MSRP

$47,700

$53,700

$60,900

(TDI)

$52,900

$58,900

$64,900

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Panoramic sunroof

20-inch wheels

 

Adaptive xenon headlights

Rearview camera

Special exterior styling details

 

LED running lights

Front parking sensors

Blindspot warning system

 

Rear parking sensors

Auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors

Ventilated front seats

 

Power liftgate

Keyless entry and ignition

Deep tint panoramic sunroof

 

Heated mirrors

Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Four-zone automatic climate control

 

Leather upholstery

Navigation system

Manual sunshades for the rear doors and tailgate

 

Eight-way power heated front seats

14 speaker BOSE audio system

adaptive air suspension

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Audi MMI with a 7-inch display screen

Warm Weather package

We Recommend

Although the base ‘Premium’ trim seems like an excellent choice to pick and nobody would judge if you did. But we would recommend going for the mid-tier Premium Plus’ as not only does it come with every feature from the base version but also loads more levels of luxury and technology. Priced at $54,595 it gets you a premium audio system with 14 speakers, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, updated infotainment system, navigation system, front parking sensors, and a panoramic sunroof. A warm-weather package is available as optional which includes features such as four-zone automatic climate control, deep-tint panoramic sunroof, and manual sunshades for rear doors and tailgate. All in all, it’s an excellent choice which fully justifies its cost.

2014 Audi Q7 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

By default, the 2014 Audi Q7 is powered by a 3.0 Liter Supercharged V6 engine which can be found inside both Premium and Premium Plus trim. It manages to produce 280 horsepower and a torque of 295 lb-ft. The S Line Prestige on the other hand gets an upgraded version of the same engine which produces 333 horsepower and a torque of 325 lb-ft. Furthermore, the 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine puts out 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. 

No matter which engine you choose, they are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which feels excellent no matter how complicated a situation you throw it in. And yes just like every other Quattro we mean the all-wheel-drive system is standard throughout every trim. The base engine might not be the fastest in its class; it managed to move the Q7 from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds and can finish a quarter-mile in 14 seconds. As for the engine’s characteristics, we must say it sounds amazing.

Models

2014 Audi Q7

2014 BMW X5

2014 Infiniti QX60

2014 Volvo XC90

MSRP

$47,700

$52,800

$42,100

$39,700

Engine 

3.0-liter Supercharged V6

3.0-liter Turbo inline-6

3.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V6

3.2-liter Naturally Aspirated inline-6 

Drivetrain

Quattro AWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

CVT w/OD

6-speed automatic

Power 

280hp @ 4,920 RPM

300hp @ 5,800 RPM

265 hp @ 6,400 RPM

240hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

295lb-ft @ 2,250 RPM

300lb-ft @ 1,200 RPM

248 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

236lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.9

5.9

8.0

9.0

Quarter mile (sec)

14.0

14.5

16.3

16.9

Top Speed (MPH)

130

130

120

127

The Q7’s supercharged engine performs pretty well once put on the road. However, when stacked against its rivals, it falls behind BMW X5 but easily surpasses both INFINITI QX60 and Volvo XC90. However, the enhanced engine inside S Line Prestige can easily decimate its rivals when it comes to being fast. However, both BMW and Audi hit the same top speed of 130 mph but BMW is faster off the line.

2014 Audi Q7 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

We don't know what Audi missed while making the 2014 Q7. but the supercharged engine in the base model offers an average level of fuel economy. This means you will have to keep an eye on the fuel gauge or the road for gas stations as it offers a mileage of 16 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg when combined. No, it is not that bad, just take it on long route trips and you will have to stop a bit more than usual for refueling. 

However, Audi compensated the fuel economy by adding a 26.4-gallon fuel tank which is easily one of the biggest in its class. So combine that big tank with the medium-level fuel economy you get driving range which is pretty good. As for the long route trips we have already mentioned before that all you get to face are a bit more stoppages than usual.

Models

2014 Audi Q7

2014 BMW X5

2014 Infiniti QX60

2014 Volvo XC90

MPG (City)

16

19

20

16

MPG (Highway)

22

27

26

25

MPG (Combined)

18

22

22

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

26.4

22.4

19.5

21.1

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

422.4/580.8

425.6/604.8

390/507

337.6/527.5

When compared to its rivals, Audi Q7 falls behind the others as all three offer better fuel economy. However, Audi turns the table by adding a bigger fuel tank which is probably one of the biggest in its class. Together they result in a driving range that is pretty good and only comes second to BMW X5. It manages to cover a distance of 422.4 miles in the city and 580.5 miles on the highway.

2014 Audi Q7 Interior

6.0/10

Get inside the Q7 and you get welcomed by an elegantly designed interior that comes in premium quality. Every corner and joint has been covered properly and clearly demonstrates why Audi is known for making excellent cabin designs. As for the dashboard, unlike other vehicles in its class, the Q7 offers a very driver eccentric type of dash with most of the necessary functions and displays embedded in a metallic area. Go for higher trims and you will get genuine wood within the interior design that oozes with class. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is tilt and telescopic and one never feels any shortage of range. Oh, and yes inside of the cabin is fully loaded with luxury features that are further upgradable as you go for the higher trim. 

For occupants, there are power bucket seats on the front that can be ventilated or heated. A 40/20/40 split-bench for the second row and a 50/50 bench seat for the third row can be found in the back. All seats come with pretty good surface quality. As for the room, the front and second-row occupants offer adequate space however we think that the second-row seat needs to have a bit more thigh extension. The cargo capacity however is very limited which is a bummer but the inside of the cabin offers plenty of space for storing your small items.

Models

2014 Audi Q7

2014 BMW X5

2014 Infiniti QX60

2014 Volvo XC90

Seating Capacity

7

5

7

7

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

39.5/58.7/41.3

40.5/60.5/40.4

40.7/60.3/42.3

39.7/58.3/41.0

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

39.0/58.1/37.1

38.8/58.3/36.6

38.3/60.4/41.7

38.4/57.4/34.6

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.6/48.6/29.2

N/A

36.5/57.1/30.8

35.5/54.1/30.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

10.9

35.8

15.8

8.8

Once again, the cabin of Q7 feels spacious on its own but compared to its rivals, easily falls behind the others. The story is somewhat the same for the cargo capacity, it surpasses Volvo XC90 but feels smaller in front of both BMW X5 and Infiniti QX60. Sure you can increase the volume by folding down second and third-row seats but still, that volume can’t match its rivals. Standout interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Four-zone automatic climate control

How intuitive is the 2014 Audi Q7s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system of the Q7 is powered by Audi’s MMI system. A 7-inch display is available on the front with physical controls to operate it. The display is smooth and the UI is clear plus the navigation system is pretty solid. The standard 11 speaker sound system is pretty good and yes even on extreme levels. 

However, if you’re not still not impressed then a 14 speakers Bose audio system is available. And those who have no shortage of money can opt for a 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system. Various features such as BlueTooth connectivity, USB ports, auxiliary support, SiriusXM, and 20GB internal memory are available. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 14 speaker BOSE surround sound system
  • SiriusXM
  • Audi MMI system with 7-inch display
  • Audi Connect
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen premium audio system

2014 Audi Q7 Exterior

8.0/10

We have already mentioned how impressive the Q7's interior is. The same can be said about the exterior design where you get a body style which certainly is big and heavy but still, everything has been joined perfectly. At the front, you get a big grille with adaptive xenon headlights and LED running lights. Which is standard throughout its lineup. 

 On the sides, you get body-colored parts with aluminum-trimmed windows and extended fenders. Roof rails and the panoramic roof is also available on top and the rear of the vehicle is equally good looking as the front. The top trim comes with few exterior changes including an extra sunroof over the third-row seat. Newly designed optional wheels are also available but one will have to pay extra to get those. 

Models

2014 Audi Q7

2014 BMW X5

2014 Infiniti QX60

2014 Volvo XC90

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,192

4,680

4,280

4,665

Length (in.)

200.3

191.1

196.4

189.3

Width (in.)

78.1

76.1

77.2

76.2

Height (in.)

68.4

68.5

68.6

70.2

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.1

NA

6.5

8.6

Wheelbase (in.)

118.2

115.5

114.2

112.6

Dimensions wise Audi Q7 is bigger and heavier than its rivals, perhaps this is the reason why Q7 comes with average handling around the corner. The 8.1-inch ground clearance is pretty good and when combining with air suspension you get enhanced ride quality. It also seems to be the largest car in its segment which further affects its driving dynamics and handling but the Quattro system will make up for it. Standout exterior features include:

  • 20-inch 5-spoke design wheels
  • Top trim gets Sunroof
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Adaptive xenon headlights

2014 Audi Q7 Safety

9.0/10

There is no doubt about how the 2014 Q7 is heavy and directly affects the vehicle’s handling. but Audi has made it in such a way that the level of safety it offers is pretty good. Parktronic Front and rear parking sensors with rearview cameras are available. And yes a blind spot monitoring system is also available on the Prestige trim. 

As for the vehicle’s body and its integrity, the Q7 is based on the Volkswagen MLB platform which is shared by Cayenne, Touareg and offers pretty good build quality. This is why 2014 Q7 received Good ratings from the IIHS. However, it has not been tested by the NHTSA. Standout safety features:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Roll stability control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

2014 Audi Q7 Final Verdict

The Audi Q7 might have lost its charm in recent years but it is still a solid luxury SUV that offers excellent interior and exterior design, decent performance, and a great level of comfort and luxury which is tough to match. Sure its cabin gets smaller in front of the others and the limited cargo space makes it a terrible choice for long route trips but for daily usage. But as a hauler for seven occupants, the Q7 is pretty solid. So if you can ignore the limited volume then yes we think you should consider getting the 2014 Audi Q7.

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