2007 Audi Q7 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Audi Q7 - Road Test Specs

2007 Audi Q7 SUV

(4.2L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
Style4.2 Quattro
Base MSRP$49,900
As-tested MSRP$50,620


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4163cc (254 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)350 @ 6,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)325 @ 3,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic


Suspension, frontDouble-wishbone with antiroll bar
Suspension, rearDouble-wishbone with antiroll bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with variable steering ratio
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelConti 4x4 Contact
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP275/45R20
Tire size, rearP275/45R20
Wheel size18 X 8.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc with ABS and EBD
Brakes, rearventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph (sec.)12.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 87.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30.84
60-0 mph (ft.)117.88
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)N/A
Sound level @ idle (dB)45
@ Full throttle (dB)74.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsESP off in Sport transmission mode: zero spin event from front wheels. Upshifts are very tailored to produce nearly invisible (in g-load) upshifts.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsI've only seen this one other time: each successive run made a shorter distance. How'd they do that? And look at those giant brakes/calipers! Wow, this defies logic for the size of the Q7.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsAfter finding the MMI's suspension adjustment page, I selected "Dynamic" for the slalom test. It's amazing what this sophisticated system can accomplish. Active damping somehow shrinks the dimensions of the 5,269-pound Q7 to what feels about the size of an A4 Avant wagon. The steering feel and response are downright sporty and the level of grip from those massive tires supplies a large envelope in which to play — before the minimally intrusive ESP begins to limit the vehicle's rotation. As is the rule, the all-wheel drive only enhances the handling if the throttle is cracked wide open. Luckily, there's an ample supply of power to take advantage of four wheels clawing at the pavement. In the end, the Q7's 61.6-mph slalom speaks for itself.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)53
Wind (mph, direction)2

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)N/A City N/A Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)11.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,269
Length (in.)200.2
Width (in.)78.1
Height (in.)68.4
Wheelbase (in.)118.2
Track, front (in.)65.0
Track, rear (in.)66.0
Turning circle (ft.)39.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.1
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)29.2
Headroom, front (in.)39.5
Headroom, rear (in.)39
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)35.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.1
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)48.6
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)10.87
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)88.7 .


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance6 months/5,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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