The Audi Q7 is a mainstay of three-row luxury SUVs. It's quiet, comfortable and versatile. We like it so much that we've consistently ranked it our No. 1 model for this kind of SUV. It's quite likely the 2022 Audi Q7 will maintain that status since it receives a handful of updates that include converting some previous options into standard features.
Rear side-impact airbags, previously an option, are now included on all Q7s. So is multi-color ambient cabin lighting, an enhanced tire pressure monitoring system, and heated and power-folding side mirrors that have a memory function that saves the driver's preferred setting.
The Q7's Premium Plus trim gets more driver assistance features as standard, including lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist (adds self-steering when moving in slow traffic). Finally, the popular Black Optic package, which adds darkened wheels and exterior trim, is available for the entry-level 45 trim level.
When equipped with its optional 335-horsepower V6 engine, the Q7 is also one of the quicker big, standard-performance family haulers. It needed just 5.6 seconds to dash from 0 to 60 mph in our testing. But even the lower-horsepower 45 TSFI entry-level model, powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder, is adequate for the Q7 primary mode as a luxury family shuttle. The Q7's smooth braking and well-controlled body roll also make it one of the more satisfying big cars to take fast around a corner.