Driving manners; technology; clever styling disguises its dimensions.
Can get pricey once some options are added, but that's always the way with premium German vehicles.
The entry-level Premium trim gains navigation as standard. Premium Plus receives Audi's Virtual Cockpit (a 12.3-in configurable digital driver information display), a 360-degree/top-view camera system, navigation, full LED headlights, wireless charging and an antenna boost. Side Assist and rear collision mitigation are now part of an updated Convenience options package. Parking assistance is included in the optional driver aids bundle (standard in the top Prestige trim). And any Q7 with 20-in wheels now has all-season run-flat tires. There are some new alloy wheel designs as well.
The Q7 is superb in any trim. Even the entry level Premium version is attractive. But for a greater luxury vehicle experience, we would aim for the Premium Plus with the V6 engine and select the Driver Assistance package.
The 2019 Audi Q7 comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
Premium ($54,545) has 18-in alloy wheels or (19-in alloys in the 3.0T), a panoramic sunroof, LED daytime running lights/taillights, keyless entry/ignition, a power liftgate, roof rails, xenon plus headlights with automatic high beams, push-button start, heated/power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, drive modes (including an "Offroad" setting), tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED cabin lighting, a tilt/telescope steering wheel, leather seating surfaces, heated/8-way power-adjustable front seats (with 4-way lumbar adjustment on the driver's side, along with memory settings), parking sensors front and rear, hands-free tailgate operation, power-folding third row with 50/50 split, cup holders (6), bottle holders (4), Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system, a 7-in display, navigation, HD/satellite radio, two USB ports and an SD card slot.
This trim is eligible for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and a power-adjustable steering column.
Premium Plus ($57,895) incorporates those options and adds self-dimming side mirrors, full LED exterior lighting, Virtual Cockpit configurable information display, a 360-degree/top-view camera system, blind spot monitoring and side exit alerts. Options for this trim level include a quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats and a 19-speaker/558-watt Bose "3D" sound system.
Prestige ($69,695) 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 features bundle that includes adaptive cruise control with upgraded forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance, semi-autonomous parking function 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. of space. With both rows folded down, maximum volume is 71.6 cu ft.
|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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