2015 Audi Q7

MSRP $48,300 - $61,900

Ranked #12 in Suv

7.3

Overall Rating

2015 Audi Q7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 26, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With the Q7, Audi has always set its sight on customers who want a comfortable luxury three-row SUV with plenty of features and excellent on-road manners. Unlike the truck-based chassis found in most of its competitors, the Q7 gets a unibody chassis, giving it excellent handling. Coupled with comfortable three-row seating and a long feature list, the Q7 is still one of the best luxury family haulers on the market.

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Pros

Comfortable and luxurious cabin

Powerful and efficient engine options

Car-like handling characteristics

Extensive feature list

Cons

Limited cargo capacity

Limited off-road capability

Can get pricey with a few options

Polarising and dated exterior

What's New?

Carried over with minor equipment adjustments


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$48300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

126 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 4920 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent frnt duble wishbne suspensin w/anti-rll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

118.2 in.

length

200.3 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

68.4 in.

curb weight

5192 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

6.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.8 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

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

3.0T Premium quattro$48,300 onwards

Premium Plus$54,800 onwards

S line Prestige$61,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Audi Q7 in Carrara White color
Carrara White

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

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The Q7 has remained mostly unchanged for a decade now, since its launch back in 2005, and even after several facelifts, it looks dated compared to the modern competition. Available with two engine options, including an efficient V6 diesel, the 2015 Q7 is also very quick for its size. Over the years, the Q7 has inspired several other unibody three-row SUVs, and it currently competes with the Acura MDX, Lexus GX, and Infiniti QX60.


8.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2015 Audi Q7 Features

8.0/10

The 2015 Audi Q7 continues to be available in three distinct trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Starting at $49,225, the base Premium trim is very well equipped with features like 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, comfortable leather seats with power adjustability, dual-zone climate control, and a capable MMI infotainment system.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (AWD)

$49,225

$55,725

$62,825

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Panoramic sunroof

20-inch alloy wheels

 

Adaptive Xenon headlights

Keyless entry

Corner-view parking camera

 

Power liftgate

Wi-Fi hotspot

Quad-zone automatic climate control

 

Leather upholstery

14-speaker Bose sound system with a bigger infotainment display

Cooled front seats

 

Power adjustable front seats with lumbar support

Rearview camera

Sport appearance package with S-Line trim

 

Dual-zone climate control

Built-in navigation

Power tilt-telescopic steering wheel

 

MMI infotainment with 11 speaker audio

Blind-spot monitoring

 

Next in line is the Premium Plus model, which gets plenty of luxury with features like a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, upgraded infotainment with 14-speakers, and more active safety features. With a price of more than $60,000, the range-topping Prestige trim further adds quad-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, and some unique features like a corner-view parking camera. 

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Available with both the V6 and a diesel engine, the mid-range Premium Plus adds a lot of luxury over the base model, including a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, Wi-Fi hotspot, an upgraded infotainment system, and a lot more for a modest price jump of $6,500. Because of its long feature list and choice of both engines, the Premium Plus trim is recommended over the others.

2015 Audi Q7 Engine and Performance

6.0/10

For 2015, the Q7 continues to be offered with two engine options: a powerful 3.0L supercharged V6 producing 280 hp and 295 lb-ft and an efficient 3.0L turbodiesel belting out 240 hp and an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to a slick 8-speed automatic transmission and also get standard all-wheel-drive. Performance is average for its class, and the transmission responds well with quick shifts on the highways. The maximum towing capacity stands at 6,600 pounds depending on the configuration.

Models

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Infiniti QX60

2015 Lexus GX

MSRP

$49,225

$44,765

$43,800

$49,485

Engine

3.0-liter Supercharged V-6

3.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V-6

3.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V-6

4.6-liter Naturally Aspirated V-8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

4WD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

CVT w/OD

6-speed automatic

Power

280 hp

290 hp

265 hp

301 hp

Torque

295 lb-ft

267 lb-ft

248 lb-ft

329 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.6

6.8

8.9

7.8

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.7

15.2

16.9

15.8

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

151

147

110

The performance is very respectable for the segment as the Audi Q7 takes 7.6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. The 2015 Acura MDX is the fastest car in the 0 to 60 mph sprint at 6.8 seconds. All the other SUVs in the segment also perform pretty well. When comparing the price tag of the SUVs in the competition, the 2015 Lexus GX comes out to be the most expensive option, although not much in comparison with Audi's offering.

2015 Audi Q7 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Opting for the Supercharged V6 engine will return 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which is below average for its class. However, customers who drive a lot can opt for the efficient turbo diesel engine, which delivers an impressive 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, giving it an impressive highway range of 739 miles with a massive 26.4-gallon fuel tank.

Models

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Infiniti QX60

2015 Lexus GX

MPG (City)

16

18

19

15

MPG (Highway)

22

27

26

20

MPG (Combined)

18

21

22

17

Fuel Capacity in gallons

26.4 

19.5 

19.5 

23 

Range (City/Highway) in miles

422/581/475.2

351/526/409.5

370/507/429

345/460/391 

The biggest advantage of the Q7 is the availability of its diesel engine. While the regular gas model falls behind both the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 in terms of efficiency, the V6 Diesel easily surpasses both and gets more than 700 miles of highway range. Even with the gasoline engine, the Audi Q7 manages to deliver the best range in the segment because of the largest fuel tank on offer at 26.4 gallons.

2015 Audi Q7 Interior

6.0/10

As expected with the Q7, the interior is carried over for 2015 with minimal updates. It still manages to look modern with a good build quality and premium materials used everywhere. The center console is tilted towards the driver with easy to reach controls and a well-integrated MMI infotainment system. The Q7 boasts of three rows of seating, which can carry up to 7 passengers, but like most crossovers, the third row is not fit for adults on longer journeys.

Features like leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, and a lot more are available as standard. Cargo capacity is average at 10.9 cubic feet, which can be expanded to 72.5 cubic feet by folding both the rear rows flat. Loading of stuff in the cargo is also made easier, thanks to the standard power liftgate.

Models

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Infiniti QX60

2015 Lexus GX

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.5/58.7/41.3

38.1/61.1/41.4

40.7/60.3/42.3

38/55.4/41.7

Middle Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39/58.1/37.1

38.3/59.1/36.6

38.3/60.4/41.7

40.4/57.3/34.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

35.6/48.6/29.2

35.6/54.7/28.1

36.5/57.1/30.8

35.2/54.5/29.3

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

10.9

14.8

15.8

11.6

While the 2015 Audi Q7 offers plenty of space in the front and middle row, the third row is the least spacious in its class. The Infiniti Q60 takes the first spot, offering the most interior space, followed by both the Acura MDX and Lexus GX. The Audi Q7 also falls behind the other rivals in terms of the cargo area. When comparing the cargo space, again Infiniti QX60 takes the top spot with a space of 15.8 cubic feet. Some standout interior features include:

  • Heated first and second-row seats
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Quad-zone climate control
  • Manual sunshades for rear windows
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless entry
  • Hands-free liftgate

How intuitive is the 2015 Audi Q7’s infotainment unit?

For the 2015 model, the Q7 still doesn’t get Audi’s updated MMI infotainment system and is instead stuck with a smaller unit. However, it is still easy to use with intuitive menus and quick responses. The system also gets all the modern features like satellite radio, dual DS-card slots, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, and an 11-speaker audio system as standard. Higher trims also get an upgraded 14-speaker audio system from Bose, Audi connects telematics, navigation, and a bigger display. Standout infotainment features of the 2015 Audi Q7 include:

  • Audi MMI infotainment system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 14-speaker Bose sound system
  • iPod and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Built-in navigation
  • Satellite radio
  • Audi connect services

2015 Audi Q7 Exterior

8.0/10

After being on sale for a decade now, the Audi Q7 is showing its age despite the several facelifts over the years. The curvy and elegant design was never a crowd favorite, but from some angles, the Q7 does manage to pull it off with an elegant and sophisticated look that stands out among a sea of boxy designs. The huge grille dominates the front fascia flanked by LED headlights that look modern.

From the side and rear, the curvy design looks modern, especially when equipped with classy 20-inch wheels. While the Q7 won’t win any beauty pageants, it looks good overall and brings its own unique styling to the crossover game. For a more sporty design, customers can opt for the S-Line package, which also improves performance to match the looks.

Models

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Infiniti QX60

2015 Lexus GX

Curb Weight (lb)

5192

4255

4515

5128

Length (inches)

200.3

193.6

196.4

192.1

Width (inches)

78.1

77.2

77.2

74.2

Height (inches)

68.4

67.6

68.6

74.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.1

5.6

6.5

8.1

Wheelbase (inches)

118.2

111

114.2

109.8

The Audi Q7 is easily the biggest crossover in its segment and even beats the Lexus GX in terms of exterior dimensions and wheelbase. Both the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 also fall behind the Q7 in terms of overall dimensions. The Audi Q7 is the heaviest SUV in the competition, followed by the Lexus GX with a slight margin. Some notable exterior features include:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Front and rear skidplates
  • Roof rails
  • Optional body cladding with flared wheel arches

2015 Audi Q7 Safety

8.0/10

The 2015 Audi Q7 is still based on the Volkswagen Group Pl71 platform, which also underpins various other crossovers like the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. Although the Q7 hasn’t been tested yet by the NHTSA, it managed a “Good” overall rating in the IIHS safety tests. The standard safety package is also impressive and includes features like 8 airbags, an electronic stability control system, and hill descent control. Higher trim levels also get Audi’s side assist system, parking assists with corner-view cameras, automatic wipers, and a lot more. Some standard safety features include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hill descent control
  • Tire pressure monitoring

2015 Audi Q7 Final Verdict

Despite its age, the Audi Q7 is still one of the best luxury crossovers in the market with excellent handling, long features list, and powerful drivetrains. The optional Turbo Diesel powertrain helps it achieve both performance and efficiency for a reasonable price jump over the regular model. While the third row is still cramped and prices can rise substantially with a few options selected, the Q7 is still an excellent family hauler that will also please the driver with good dynamics and a luxurious interior. If you’re on the lookout for a comfortable luxury crossover that can comfortably seat two kids in the third row and still have enough space for 5 adults, the 2015 Audi Q7 should be strongly considered.

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