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2007 Audi Q7

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2007 Audi Q7 Review

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Audi admits it's late to the game, the most important in its history, but its arrival on the sport utility scene with the Q7 quattro is a triumph of technology, elegance, performance and quality. The Premium version wraps around six passengers (seven in the base model) in classy comfort and safety, offering innovative features to help you park easily, drive fast, and enjoy a versatile lifestyle. With all the hallmarks of the Audi heritage, the Q7 does not disappoint. Classified as a light truck by the EPA, it is built on a unibody which Audi prefers to call a car and indeed handling and interior amenities compare with any luxury sedan. Built-in is 25 years of permanent all-wheel-drive experience for limited off-road duties.

You'll Like This Car If...

You'll like this car if parking a large SUV is your recurrent nightmare. Instead, it's a dream when the Q7's rearview camera guides you onscreen inch by inch. Hauling people? Try the 28 different seat configurations. Cargo? Maximum trunk space is a mammoth 72 cubic feet

You May Not Like This Car If...

You may not like this car if adults use the third row. They could have trouble squeezing in and out but children and packages can fit. And if you're an impatient pedal-masher you may find that the throttle response lags a little from zero to 30 miles per hour, although 30 to 60 is surprisingly exhilarating in this 5,269-pound vehicle.

What's New for 2007

The 16-foot 8-inch long Q7 is specifically designed for the high-end U.S. SUV market, focusing on craftsmanship, multi-function seating, plenty of horsepower, unlimited cargo space, and every techie gimmick going. Upping the ante on driving dynamics, the Q7 bundles in Audi's latest generation of quattro, and pioneering safety features.

Driving the Q7

Driving Impressions The heft and solid feel of this well-built, agile Q7 tooling along at high speeds transfers a sense of sure-footedness and road grip to the driver. The cruise control is...

a snap to use and the adaptive air suspension's three very exact driving characteristics with adjustable ride height&#151Dynamic for sporty outings, Automatic, and Comfort&#151cover every driving requirement depending on the mode selected and speed. When you shift into Off-road, the superb stabilization technology kicks in. The 8.1-inch of ground clearance works well over rocks and deep ruts although severe washboard trails can set unsecured headrests rattling. Back on-road, the suspension system automatically lowers the Q7 for high-speed stability. Despite a few aluminum parts, this is still a heavy vehicle, and while the turning circle can require a three-point effort, the precise steering helps. Road noise is minimal. The seats are high, wide and supportive, the airy sunroof lets in 5.6-feet of light, and with every function and feature at your fingertips, driving the Q7 compares well to the top players in its field.

Adaptive Cruise Control
A world first, the system controls distance and speed as a safety feature in traffic. The driver chooses his driving mode, which automatically determines the time interval from a vehicle in front.

Parking System
Brand new, the system consists of a rearview camera and audio alert to help you park. An image of the rear bumper appears onscreen as you back the Q7 into a parking space, following the colored guidelines on the monitor. Blue areas show if the space is large enough; orange lines guide the driver for parallel or angle parking.

2007 Audi Q7 Details
2007 Audi Q7 photo Interior

The interior, like all Audis, is second to none in the automotive industry and the Q7 is trimmed with luxury woods, aluminum inlays, and stitched leather everywhere including the heatable steering wheel. The cockpit is based on the A6 and every ergonomically-designed button, knob and switch is at hand either on the steering wheel, the dash, or next to the shift lever on the center console. Ten cupholders stash drinks. The driver's seat is height-adjustable, as is the steering column. Both front seats have lumbar support. The middle seat in the second row bench flips down to form a mini-table, and single-pull levers fold the seats flat. Airbags abound front and side, and seatside bags along the full side length to the third row. Air conditioning conveniently cools the glove box. The luggage compartment is a treasure trove of tie-downs, cargo nets, a retractable cover, partitions, telescoping racks, a ski sack, and a protective liner.

Exterior
2007 Audi Q7 photo

The Q7's exterior is sleek, striking, and sporty, with a bold rectangular grille, high beltline, narrow side windows and a coupe-like roofline capped by a rack. The front overhang is comparatively short but in perfect proportion to the intent of the sporty design. A long wheelbase provides the Q7 with a self-possessed elegance. Headlamps, door handles, and arched fenders fuse into a seamless, graceful unit. Sporty styling rescues this large SUV from the behemoth bin and sets it apart as a well-appointed vehicle for the Ritz or riverside camping. A raked windshield, a small rear roof spoiler that houses the third rear light, and a three-panel sunroof, complete with shade, are well-integrated. A wrap-around 45.7-inch wide tailgate lifts on hydraulic pistons and, fortunately for anyone under 5 foot 4 inches, can be programmed to rise to the height of your choice. Heatable, fold-flat sideview mirrors are massive, and settings are saved in memory.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Q7 Premium is loaded with advanced technology and exceptional standard features. Among the most innovative are turning headlamps that follow bends in the road, and a hill descent control to automatically apply the brakes to maintain speed on steep, loose-gravel downhill grades or when the axles are articulated. Another first is the Multi Media Interface (MMI) which controls the navigation system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, air suspension, and audio.

Optional Equipment

Worth the extra bucks is the adaptive air suspension system with adjustable ride height and roll stabilization. Also debuting in this 2007 model is an adaptive cruise feature to automatically control distance from zero to 90 miles per hour in stop-and-go traffic. Another safety option is Audi's Side Assist with a flashing arrow in the sideview mirror. It uses radar technology to detect fast-moving vehicles moving into your critical zone, and monitors blind spots during lane changes. A towing package increases haul capability from 5,500 to 6,600 pounds. Rear-side airbags and 20-inch alloy wheels with high performance tires complete the list of add-ons.

Under the Hood

Audi's Q7 has all the latest mechanical toys: Fuel Straight Injection (FSI) for spontaneous response and more power, a drivetrain that combines quattro, a six-speed Tiptronic transmission, and a Dynamic Shift Program that adjusts gear changes to your driving style and road conditions. Premium unleaded fuel is recommended but the Q7 functions on regular unleaded, losing five-percent horsepower. A 3.6 V6, 280-horsepower engine is ready for September 2006. Rumored in the wings is a 5.2 V10.

4.2-liter V8
350 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
325 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19

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2007 Audi Q7 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 109 Ratings for the 2007 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Styling, power, handling, super quiet interior!

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 27,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, quiet, reliable"

Cons: "cup holders! hard to come up with cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is a big crossover with plenty of storage space, responsive handling and power. the diesel engine is quiet, clean and provides 26/28 MPG overall. rural driving with speeds around 45 MPH provides 30MPG! I knew two things going in 1)tires wear out around 30K miles, 2) brakes need work around 35K miles. I have 27K miles now and will need new tires by the time I hit 35K miles. however, my brakes are in good condition and should last until 50K plus. maybe it's just the way that I drive. if you need a safe, reliable, quiet, and responsive vehicle with a lot of carrying capability, this is the car for you."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

One of the best crossover SUVs available

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Drives and handles very well; overcomes slow acceleration of 6 cylinder with super chargers; wifi hotspot a must to pacify kids with their devices; 7 seats (Q7) works well for commuting and hauling kids but not for any long trips: not enough storage if the 3rd seat is down; wish the design of the container/drink holder between the 2 front seats was more functional; otherwise, this is a great driving vehicle; adaptive cruise control works very well but sometimes is annoying when cars pass you and then slow down in front of you: makes you rethink your interstate driving habits; only real complaint? tires seem expensive and they wear out fast: 20-25,000 miles max, at least, that's my experience."

Love this car!

By on Monday, March 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had several SUV's and this one by far is the smoothest ride, great turning radius and is build SOLID!"

20 people out of 36 found this review helpful

Safe, solid fast

By on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "2 of my neighbors now own Audis!"

Cons: "Lots of brake dust"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I feel that the safety features in the Q7 better than Mercedes, Lexus, and BMWs that I have owned. It is my 2nd Q7."

32 people out of 60 found this review helpful

Best auto ever

By on Thursday, January 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I have had Lexus, Mercedes, BMW. The power, safety features and appearance are hands down the best. The negatives I found were too much brake dust and poor rim choice. Highway mpg was 25-26 but requires high test gas. The articulating headlights in the mountains are a great extra feature"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love this car fast safe reliable

By on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very low mileage fun to drive"

Cons: "not a family car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car , low miles, fast it's sports car . I know there is a demand for this car low miles, Has all the bells and whistles"

41 people out of 85 found this review helpful

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