Excellent quality, thoughtful design, excellent performance and great mileage. Doesn't drive or smell like your Dad's diesel. Highly recommend for price/value ratio. Will likely exceed your expectations as it did mine - 115 mph cruising UP a 30% grade mountain road, quite,no rattles and so smooth like butter excellent feel on the wheel. No American car can compete on quality or value for a dollar. I've owned new Porsche and several new Mercedes 360SD, 450SL and 560SL - Regardless of money, I'd rather own this car, and that is saying a lot. Reading this you might get the impression I am not a tough critic, you would be wrong.
TDI Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)
From the start of this new car i did everything audi, maintenance, repairs, parts. After 95,000 it star to ed falling apart. Not counting maintenance, brakes every 15000, tires every 25,000, i just spent $7800 on parts and labor. A car should last a bit longer then 100000 miles.
I have owned this fine vehicle for about 8,000 miles and I absolutely love it. Aside from everything a luxury vehicle provides, this thing is quite frugal. On long highway trips, I commonly see 27 to 29 mpg. Driving from my home in Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, I see MPG readings from 24 to 29 depending on how heavy traffic is. Although the HP is lower than the V6 gas or the V8 gas engines, the torque is quite substantial and I have never felt that the vehicle was underpowered in any way. Towing a 23’ fishing boat around really exemplifies the advantage of large torque numbers. The Q7 has a super quiet interior, very comfortable. If you are looking at the Q7, get the Tdi.
I've had this vehicle a little over 3 moths and really enjoy driving it. Fit and finish on interior are excellent. Seats are very supportive and comfortable. Handling is very good for a vehicle of this size. Fuel economy has been better than expected. I have about 5000 miles on vehicle and my combined average is 22.5 mpg - with mostly around town driving. Regularly get 27-28 mpg on highway @ 75 mph and I have actually achieved over 30 mpg on a couple of longer, purely highway trips. 3rd row is very tight on legroom - really just for kids. 2nd row does adjust fore and aft to provide some slight relief for 3rd row passengers.
I love this car. The diesel engine is quiet and the mileage is exceptional. I normally average about 24 in combined driving. I hardly use the 3rd row except for stuff (I couldn't even get back there to try it out). What I love most is the driving experience. Everything is at your fingertips and the dash layout is intuitive. I would recommend this car for anyone looking for great mileage, fantastic driving experience, and great service.
3.0 TDI Premium Quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl diesel 6A)
Options on test vehicle
Premium Plus Package ($3,250 -- includes Audi music interface, auto-dimming interior mirror with compass, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and rearview camera, power tailgate, Bluetooth, navigation system, color trip computer, Bose Surround Sound); Panorama Sunroof ($1,850); S Line Package ($1,200 -- includes three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, 20-inch alloy wheels and brushed aluminum inlays); Warm Weather Package ($1,150 -- includes four-zone climate control and manual window shades for the rear doors and tailgate).
3,597cc (220 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
406 @ 1,750
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 4.15; II = 2.37; III = 1.56; IV = 1.16; V = 0.86; VI = 0.69; Final Drive = 3.90
When using brake torque, there's a big surge of acceleration off the line, then things become anticlimactic very quickly. Sport mode makes a big difference in elapsed time. Power delivery typical of a modern diesel.
Pedal fairly soft but fade in stopping distance not reflected in pedal feel, which remains fairly consistent.
Skid pad: In both tests, having stability "off" means it's only easier to get into a situation where ESC will significantly intervene. Might as well leave it on. Slalom: Little roll stiffness means it's easy to "wind up" Q7's suspension, which means easy stability control intervention. Still, this is a well-mannered SUV.