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2008 Audi Q7 KBB Expert Review
Audi admits it came late to the sport utility game, but, nevertheless, the 2008 Q7 quattro is a triumph of technology, elegance, performance and quality. The Premium version wraps around seven passengers in classy comfort and safety, offering innovative features to help you park easily, drive smoothly and enjoy a versatile lifestyle. With all the hallmarks of Audi's heritage, the Q7 does not disappoint, and handling and interior amenities compare with any luxury sedan. Finally, the quattro all-wheel-drive system provides exceptional slick-surface traction and security.
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 into place with an onscreen view. Hauling people? Try the 28 different seating configurations. Cargo? Maximum trunk capacity is a mammoth 72 cubic feet
You May Not Like This Car If...
You may not like the Q7 if adults must use the third row. They could have trouble squeezing in and out, but children and most packages fit easily. And if you're an impatient pedal-masher you may find that the response lags a little when accelerating from zero to 30 miles per hour, although 30 to 60 is surprisingly exhilarating in this 5,269-pound vehicle.
What's New for 2008
New standard features on the base 3.6 include leather seating surfaces, power front seats and a six-disc CD changer, while the 3.6 Premium adds a power tailgate, third-row seating and a rearview camera. The 4.2 gains four-zone climate control, navigation, 20-inch wheels and keyless start.
The heft and solid feel of the 2008 Audi Q7 tooling along at highway speeds delivers a sense of sure-footedness and stability. The cruise control is easy to use and the adaptive air suspension's three choices - Dynamic for sporty driving, Automatic, and Comfort - cover every imaginable preference or requirement. In the off-road mode, the 8.1 inches of ground clearance works well over rocks and deep ruts, although severe washboard trails can generate some expected harshness. Then, back on-road, the suspension system automatically lowers the Q7 for higher-speed stability. While the Q7 is a fairly heavy vehicle and has a less-than-tight turning circle, the steering is precise and road noise is minimal. The seats are high, wide and supportive, the airy sunroof lets in lots of light and, with every function and feature at your fingertips, driving the Q7 compares very well to the top players in its field.
Adaptive Cruise Control
This system controls speed and following distance in traffic. The driver chooses his driving mode, which automatically determines the following interval from the vehicle in front.
This system consists of a rearview camera and audio alert to aid in parking. An image of the rear bumper, with color-keyed assistance, appears on the monitor as the Q7 is backed into a parking space. Blue areas show if the space is large enough; orange lines guide the driver for parallel or angle parking.
The interior, like all Audis, is second to none. The 2008 Audi 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 within easy reach, whether on the steering wheel, the dash or next to the shift lever on the center console. There are ten cupholders, a cooled glovebox, the driver's seat and steering column are both height-adjustable and 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 allow folding the seats flat. As would be expected, there is a full complement of frontal and side airbags. The cargo compartment includes tie-downs, cargo nets, a retractable cover, partitions, telescoping racks, a ski sack and a protective liner.
The 2008 Audi 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 keeps this large SUV from the behemoth category and sets it apart as a well-appointed vehicle, for either the Ritz or river-side camping. The 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 five-feet, four-inches tall, 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 Standard Equipment
The Q7 Premium is loaded with advanced technology and exceptional standard features, including turning headlamps to illuminate bends in the road and a hill descent control that applies the brakes to help maintain control on steep, downhill grades. The Multi Media Interface (MMI) controls the navigation system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, air suspension and audio system.
Notable Optional Equipment
A worthwhile extra is the adaptive air suspension system with adjustable ride height and roll stabilization. Also available are rear side-impact airbags and an adaptive cruise control that controls speed and following distance in traffic. Audi's side assist utilizes radar to detect other vehicles approaching along the sides and monitors blind spots during lane changes. A towing package increases trailering capacity from 5,500 to 6,600 pounds, and 20-inch alloy wheels with high performance tires are available for the Premium model.
Under the Hood
Audi's Q7 has the latest powertrain innovations: Fuel Straight Injection (FSI) that contributes to spontaneous response and enhanced power, the quattro all-wheel-drive system, 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 2008 Audi Q7 can operate on regular unleaded, although doing so results in a five-percent power loss.
280 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
266 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19
350 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
325 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/17
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the 2008 Audi Q7 runs from around $43,000 for the 3.6 to just under $50,000 for the nicely-equipped 3.6 Premium. The V8-powered 4.2 Premium starts around $60,000 and, when fully loaded, tops out at over $75,000. Be sure to click on Fair Purchase Prices to see what people are currently paying for their Q7s. The resale value of the 2008 Audi Q7 is on par with such similarly-equipped competitors as the BMW X5, Lexus GX 470 and Land Rover Range Rover, and higher than the Cadillac SRX. Competing top-of-the-line SUVs with V8 engines include BMW's X5 4.8is (priced in the low-$70,000 range, although, unlike the Q7, it lacks a third row of seats), the Mercedes-Benz GL450 (in the mid-$55,000 range) and Volvo's XC90 (in the low-$50,000 range).
Audi Q7 Consumer Reviews
June 23, 2017
I love this and would recommend to anyone!!
So ive had mine 07 when there were hardly on the road and i love it. Its given me absolutely no problems except for the sunroof...
June 03, 2017
Best SUV Ive Owned
This is a great SUV with great technology and top notch fit and finish. Other than being a big heavy SUV its features, technology and...
April 22, 2016
The perfect family SUV!
Our Q7 is off-the-charts wonderful! We're a family of 6 and this SUV has everything we need. We often take winter trips over the pass in...
February 24, 2016
Great ride and plenty of comfort
The Q7 looks and ride are exceptional. Ive been extremely happy with this vehicle. the only thing I can say bad about this model 2014 is...
April 29, 2015
Styling, power, handling, super quiet interior!
this is a big crossover with plenty of storage space, responsive handling and power. the diesel engine is quiet, clean and provides 26...
April 19, 2015
One of the best crossover SUVs available
Drives and handles very well; overcomes slow acceleration of 6 cylinder with super chargers; wifi hotspot a must to pacify kids with...
March 09, 2015
Love this car!
I've had several SUV's and this one by far is the smoothest ride, great turning radius and is build SOLID!
January 20, 2015
Safe, solid fast
I feel that the safety features in the Q7 better than Mercedes, Lexus, and BMWs that I have owned. It is my 2nd Q7.
January 09, 2015
Love this car and every 85,000 miles on the road.
Very user friendly with plenty of room for family and friends.
January 08, 2015
Best auto ever
I have had Lexus, Mercedes, BMW. The power, safety features and appearance are hands down the best. The negatives I found were too much...