2022 Audi Q7

MSRP $54,950 - $61,200

Ranked #8 in Suv

2022 Audi Q7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ever since its inception, the Audi Q7 has been a strong contender in the midsize luxury SUV class. Just when the competition tried catching up, Audi took the Q7 further forward. After major changes in 2017 and minor updates in 2020, the seven-seater has been looking magnificent. Seeing how these changes happened recently, there is no chance that a redesign will happen anytime soon. The interior of the 2022 Audi Q7 will, however, see many changes.

To begin with, all 45 TFSI and 55 TFSI models will come standard with features like rear side airbags, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, ambient interior lighting, and an updated tire pressure monitoring system. The mid-spec Premium Plus trim, in addition, gets Active Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist as standard too. Prices of the new and updated 2022 Q7 luxury, three-row SUV start at $55,800, and bookings are available online.

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Pros

Top tier interior

Impressive driving experience

A plethora of infotainment and safety features

Spacious cabin

Cons

Third row only suited for kids

Low fuel economy

Less cargo space

Overwhelming infotainment system

What's New?

The interior of all 2022 Audi Q7 models get many new standard features, including rear side airbags

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


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/25 mpg

highway range

562.50 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium$54,950 onwards

Base$55,100 onwards

Premium Plus$55,800 onwards

Prestige$61,200 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q7 in Amber Brownstone color
Amber Brownstone

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

Engine and Performace

9.0

Pricing and Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


Known for its impressive performance, stunning visuals, and top-notch interior, the Q7 is one of the top vehicles in its class, with impressive sales. And why shouldn't it be? After all, the German manufacturer has earned its reputation and the trust of its buyers by delivering excellent products. It is a perfect family car that offers a level of quality and class which is unmatched by its competition like the BMW X5Mercedes-Benz GLE Class, and Acura MDX.

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

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Audi Q7 Buying Advice

The Premium Plus makes the most sense to us. 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 2L Inline-4 and the 3L Inline-6 engines. So, an ideal buyer’s choice.

2022 Audi Q7 Features

The 2022 Q7 will be available in three trim levels - Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The base model will start at $55,800 and goes up to $72,000 for the top-end Prestige trim. All the trim levels are available in the all-wheel-drive configuration as standard. There are two engine options, one is a base 2-liter 4-cylinder and the other one is a 3-liter 6-cylinder.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (45 TFSI)

$55,800

$58,700

NA

MSRP (55 TFSI)

$61,200

$64,800

$72,000

Key Features

Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front

Upgrades to Premium 

Upgrades to Premium Plus

 

MMI Navigation plus with MMI all-in-touch

3D Bose Surround Sound System

20-inch 5-spoke turbine design gray/polished-finish wheels

 

Panoramic sunroof with sunshade, power tilt, and slide features

Audi virtual cockpit

LED Interior lighting plus package

 

Audi advanced key (keyless start) with the hands-free tailgate open/close

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

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

 

Heated and cooled seats

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

Heated steering wheel

Powered tailgate

 
 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

   

The range-topping Prestige trim comes exclusively in the 55 TFSI version and offers a Warm Weather Package that includes features such as front-seat ventilation, rear sunshades for the door, and four-zone climate control. For 2022, Audi has added new standard features like rear side airbags, heated, power-folding exterior mirrors, ambient lighting, and enhanced TMPS on all models of the Q7. The Premium Plus trim also gets Active Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard.

2022 Audi Q7 Engine and Performance

The 2022 Audi Q7 will be loaded with the same engine configurations as the current year model. The base 45 TFSI Quattro models are powered by a 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 cylinder engine which produces 248 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and a torque of 273 lb-ft at 1,600 pm. The mid-level 55 TFSI Quattro trim comes loaded with a more powerful 335 horsepower 3.0-Liter Turbocharged V6 engine with a torque of 369 lb-ft at 1,370 pm. All three engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which feels buttery smooth. All-wheel drive is standard on every trim.

The base engine feels like the best contender for daily usage, on the other hand, the bigger engine bridges the gap between comfort and raw power. When it comes to acceleration, all engines are again formidable. The base four-cylinder engine goes from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds and with the 55 TFSI motor, the Q7 goes from 0-60 mph in five seconds flat. The noted quarter-mile timing for the latter is 13.7 seconds. These numbers are highly impressive and offer tough competition to its rivals. The Audi Q7 might feel a bit sluggish in Comfort mode, but the behavior changes instantly once the Performance mode comes into play.

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2022 Acura MDX

MSRP

$55,800

$59,400

$54,750

$46900

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-6

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Power

248 hp @ 5,000 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

290 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.7 sec

5.3 sec

6.6 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter-Mile

14.3 sec

13.7 sec

N/A

14.5 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH

155 MPH

130 MPH

112 MPH

The driving experience is unforgettable as it can tackle any situation admirably. On top of that, the available options of air suspension combined with the four-wheel drive outshines 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. When compared to its rivals, at first Q7 feels like it will stay behind the others, especially when you look at the stats. But the magic of Audi is still on as it goes strongly against its rivals. They are not to be taken lightly either, especially the BMW X5 (0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and quarter-mile in 13.7 seconds), which is a bit faster than the Q7.

2022 Audi Q7 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Unfortunately, fuel economy is where Q7 stays behind. The impressive power comes at the cost of having a low efficiency. The base Q7 has a mileage of 19 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highways, and 21 mpg combined. As you go higher on power level, the numbers drop to 18 mpg in the city and 20 mpg combined, although the highway economy remains the same.

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2022 Acura MDX

MPG (City)

19

21

19

19

MPG (Highway)

23

26

26

26

MPG (Combined)

21

23

22

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

22.5

21.9

22.5

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

428/518/473

460/569/504

428/585/495

352/481/407

Even when compared to its rivals, the Q7 falls behind the others by having average mileage. 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. The BMW X5, once again, turns up as the most economical.

2022 Audi Q7 Interior

8.0/10

One of the core qualities that made the Q7 a desirable choice in the market is its top-tier interior. This is what Audi is best at, it is a demonstration of how to make a luxury cabin as the interior design is just stunningly awesome. The class-leading cabin design holds a big futuristic dashboard, which is an amalgamation of three touchscreen displays. From left to right, it feels very seamless and almost overwhelming, especially if you are not fond of touch or complex controls. Even the center console connecting to the middle of front row seats is oozing with style.

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. As for the driver's outward visibility, it is not best in the class. The dashboard is pretty straightforward and far away from seats. So if one can’t reach the center console without leaning forward then moving seats forward is the only option. However, as this is one of the few seven-seaters in its class, the whole cabin is spacious with comfortable heated and ventilated seats.

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2022 Acura MDX

Seating Capacity

7

5

5

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (inches)

39.9/59.5/41.7

40.7/60.0/39.4

40.5/59.3/40.3

38.5/61.9/41.6

Middle Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (inches)

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.7/58.1/37.4

39.6/58.3/40.9

38.1/60.3/38.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (inches)

35.9/49.4/29.2

NA

NA

36.2/55.1/29.0

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

14.8

33.9

33.3

18.1

All seats are power-adjustable and have more than enough headroom and legroom, but the third row is a bit let down. The SUV also has various storage areas for holding on to your stuff. Then comes the comfort creatures. The Q7's cabin is loaded with a beautifully designed panoramic roof, rear door/side windows and tailgate sunshades, heated auto-dimming power-folding exterior mirrors, and a top-view camera system with 360° virtual view. However, it does have low trunk space especially with third-row seats up. Folding down the second and third-row seats surely increases the volume to 69.6 cubic feet but still, it is not up to what its rivals offer.

Some of the key interior features of the Audi Q7 are:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and cooled seats
  • Virtual cockpit
  • Panoramic sunroof

The Audi Q7’s interior comes featured with three major touchscreen panels. A 10.1-inch infotainment screen can be used to control various features across the car, the 12.3-inch display is powered by an Audi Virtual Cockpit assistance system, and the smallest 8.6-inch screen gets climate control and seat functions.

Some of the notable infotainment features of the Audi Q7 include:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 23 speakers
  • Wireless charging support
  • MMI navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Active vehicle display
  • Colored Heads-up Display (HUD)
  • Satellite radio with Navigation

2022 Audi Q7 Exterior

7.0/10

Since its last redesign, the Audi Q7 is looking more gorgeous than ever before. However, it is highly unlikely that the 2022 Audi Q7 will get any exterior changes this time. Expect minor tweaks here and there, with more body paint options to choose from.

Regardless, what once started as a basic but neat design surely turned out into a daunting appearance with smooth curves overall. The bespoke headlights with an octagonal-shaped grille in the middle bring out a mean look on the front.

Models

2022 Audi Q7

2021 BMW X5

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2022 Acura MDX

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,784

4,828

4,608

4,271

Length (inches)

199.3

194.3

194.3

198.4

Width (inches)

77.5

78.9

76.7

78.7

Height (inches)

68.5

68.7

70.7

67.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

8.7

7.1

7.3

Wheelbase (inches)

117.9

117.1

117.9

113.8

The rear of the Q7 compliments the front with the same level of awesomeness. Among rivals, the Q7 is the longest midsize luxury SUV in its class, with decent width and height as well. All in all, the full-body design defines the luxury class and it is very practical.

Some of the key exterior features of the Audi Q7 are:

  • Matrix design LED headlights
  • Octagonal metal look grille
  • 20-inch 5-spoke turbine designed wheels
  • Lip spoiler
  • Chrome exterior window surrounds and roof rails
  • Heated and electrically operated exterior rearview mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof with electric sunshade
  • Intermittent automatic wipers

2022 Audi Q7 Safety

7.0/10

The 2022 Audi Q7 offers all the safety features as its outgoing model and adds to them standard rear side airbags for all levels, while Premium Plus gets Active Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Assist as standard too. So it is even more loaded with safety features and driving assists for maximum protection of the vehicle and its occupants. Its thoughtful construction ensures low rollover risks and maximizes survivability. The 2019 Audi Q7 got a full five-star rating by the NHTSA and the 2021 Audi Q7 got the maximum possible rating of ‘Good’ by the IIHS. We expect the upcoming version to have the same level or even better level of safety.

Some of the notable safety features of the Audi Q7 include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Forward collision avoidance
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Audi Pre-sense rear parking

2022 Audi Q7 Competition

7.0/10

Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5

The rivalry between Q7 and X5 is a strong one as both vehicles try their best to overstep each other. But both are somehow equal, as one offers something which the other does not. The Q7 offers impressive performance and cabin which goes strongly against the X5 but falls behind when it comes to fuel economy and cargo capacity. Also, X5 is the only one that keeps up with Q7 when it comes to acceleration.

2021 BMW X5

Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV

The Audi Q7 surely pioneered luxury elements in its class, but recently Mercedes-Benz has also caught up with its new design and features. Even if the GLE Class SUV can catch up with Q7 when it comes to performance or visuals it does offer better fuel economy, more room for front and second row, and of course better cargo capacity.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV

Audi Q7 vs. Acura MDX

The 2022 Acura MDX enters into its fourth generation with a complete revamp. The 2022 MDX is now stronger and spacious compared to the Audi Q7. However, both SUVs offer plenty of features and safety aids. The Acura MDX goes a bit forward in terms of extended powertrain warranty and cargo space. 

2022 Acura MDX

2022 Audi Q7 Final Verdict

The 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. We expect the same or even better from the upcoming 2022 Audi Q7.

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