Lighter yet more spacious than before; clever styling disguises its dimensions; driving manners; technology
Can get pricey once some options are added, but that's the way with all premium German vehicles
The 19-speaker/558-watt Bose "3D" sound system that was in the top Prestige trim level has now migrated down a spot to the Premium Plus level. Keyless entry becomes standard throughout.See the 2018 Audi Q7 models for sale near you
Most people should be more than satisfied with the Premium Plus trim, since it comes with a useful amount of equipment. When perusing the options list, select as many safety features as possible. If there's money left over, get the V6.
The 2018 Audi Q7 comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
Premium ($50,875) has 18-inch alloy wheels or (19-in alloys in the 3.0T), panoramic sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, power tailgate, roof rails, xenon plus headlights with automatic high beams, push-button start, heated/power-folding side mirrors, LED daytime running lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, tilt/telescope steering wheel, forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, drive modes (including an "Offroad" setting), tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED cabin lighting, leather seating surfaces, heated/8-way power-adjustable front seats (with 4-way lumbar adjustment on the driver's side, along with memory settings), rearview camera, parking sensors front and rear, six cup holders, 4 bottle holders, Bluetooth, 10-speaker audio system, 7-in display, HD/satellite radio, two USB ports and an SD card slot.
This trim level is eligible for an options package that brings navigation (with the ability to be controlled by voice or handwritten inputs), Wi-Fi, and AppleCarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
Premium Plus ($54,875) incorporates those options and adds power adjustment for the steering column, hands-free tailgate operation, self-dimming side mirrors, blind spot monitoring and side exit alerts. Options for this trim level include full LED headlights, the Virtual Cockpit configurable information display, quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, a top-view camera system and a 19-speaker/558-watt Bose "3D" sound system.
Prestige ($66,375) comes only as a 3.0T model. It has the equipment from the Premium Plus model, including those optional features, plus 20-in alloy wheels, a head-up display and an 8.3-in center screen. The Prestige trim may also be equipped with a bundle that pairs an adaptive air suspension with rear-wheel steering. Other extras for this trim level include a 1,920-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system with 23 speakers, night vision with pedestrian/large animal detection, multi-contoured/massaging front seats, power-closing doors and upgraded leather upholstery with a simulated suede headliner.
Premium Plus and Prestige models are both eligible for a features bundle that includes adaptive cruise control with upgraded forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance and road sign recognition (Driver Assistance package). All models may be ordered with a towing package, rear seat entertainment system and heated steering wheel/heated rear seats.
Behind the third row of seats is 14.8 cu ft. of cargo space. Behind the second row is 37.5 cu ft. With both rows folded down, maximum volume is 71.6 cu ft. That's better than the BMW X5.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class -- The super-capable GL (now renamed the GLS) has an adult-sized third row. A new GLS, however, is more expensive than the Q7. So consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) GL, especially if space is a priority.