The 2017 Audi Q7 was completely redesigned and delivers the luxury that drivers expect from the brand, both inside and out. When you factor this in with the exceptional performance and excellent cargo and passenger space, you have a luxury car that you will love. With the latest updates, the Q7 feels more car-like and sportier than previous models; this may be partially due to the fact it lost weight to improve fuel economy.
New and Improved Styling
The 2017 Audi Q7 exterior has a new look more like that of a sports wagon than the typical SUV. You will not find those rugged influences from trucks. Instead, you will feel as if you are in a sports wagon that sits a bit higher on the road. Even so, the overall profile and appearance is similar to previous models, but with more chiseling, a “canted back” roofline, and a more prominent beltline. The Single-frame grille in front is also brighter. Plus, the daytime running lights are shaped like an arrow, adding to the exterior style.
The interior styling is also refreshed without sacrificing luxury. The instrument panel is laid out horizontally with controls in front of the driver that seem to resemble that of a cockpit. You will notice fine details on the center console and shift knob. You will also appreciate the Multi-Media Interface controller and touchpad’s updated positioning. The Audi Virtual Cockpit sits right in front of the driver, making even the longest trips easier to navigate.
The 3-liter TSFI gas V6 is supercharged and delivers 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet. There is also a 2-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder and a Q7 e-tron quattro for those who want environmental efficiency. The powertrains all work with the same 8-speed automatic transmission that has Tiptronic manual control, providing smooth transitions through the gears. The available adaptive air suspension is an excellent option worth getting, thanks to its seven drive programs. For those in search of adventure, the 2017 Q7 can give you 9.3 inches of ground clearance and has a quattro all-wheel-drive system. This system typically delivers 60 percent of the power right to the rear wheels. It also has the option of sending as much as 85 percent to the back or 70 percent in the front.
Incredible Safety and Technology
With its status as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the 2017 Audi Q7 is sure to impress when it comes to safety. You can get features that help you maintain your following distance, prevent you from hitting pedestrians, stop you from backing up into traffic, and prevent you from hitting a cyclist with your door. The tech is equally impressive. The Virtual Cockpit and the MMI infotainment system each has its own graphics processors and improved voice controls. You can even get 23 speakers of Bang & Olufsen sound. When you combine all the safety features with the power and style of the 2017 Audi Q7, you have a vehicle that is sure to turn heads.