2011 Audi Q7 3.0T Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Audi Q7 - Road Test Specs

2011 Audi Q7 SUV

(3.0L V6 Supercharger AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
Style3.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Base MSRP$47,125
Options on test vehiclePremium Plus Package ($6,000 -- includes xenon headlights, LED running lights, panoramic sunroof, rearview camera, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, driver memory functions, navigation system, Bose surround-sound audio system, HD radio and DVD audio capability)
As-tested MSRP$53,125


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeSupercharged direct-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,995cc (183 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)272 @ 4,750
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 2,250
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.845; II=2.840; III=1.864; IV=1.437; V=1.217; VI=1.000; VII=0.816; VIII=0.672; R=3.825; Final=3.700


Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.5
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelScorpion Zero
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP255/55R18 109H
Tire size, rearP255/55R18 109H
Wheel size18-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front13.8-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear13-inch ventilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)11.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.7 @ 87.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)122
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.5
@ Full throttle (dB)71.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot much to do here -- just put the automatic in Sport and let the supercharged V6 and AWD do their best to pull this behemoth down the strip. The engine feels more overwhelmed than it does in Audi car variants, but it's smooth and willing. Only allows a minor amount of power braking before it creeps forward. Manual shifting via console lever (push forward for upshifts). Does not blip on downshifts, nor hold gears at redline.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsScary-long pedal travel, giving the initial impression the 5,256-pound SUV isn't going to stop anytime soon. Although pedal feel wasn't great, it never worsened throughout six stops. Aside from significant dive, very little commotion and it tracks straight.
Handling ratingBelow Average
Handling commentsSkid pad: Understeer was the prevalent theme here, with light, unfeeling steering. Nondefeat stability control would start to cut in about halfway around the circle, and by the end of the arc your right foot would be planted to the floor. Slalom: Huge body roll and light effort (although fairly quick) steering make for a squishy, lumbering beast around the cones. Over-driving results in excessive intervention of the nondefeat stability control. Despite its weight and soft suspension tuning, there's more speed to be found if not for stability control. The excessive amount of brake force caused us to hit a few cones because we couldn't finish the turn.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)68.6
Relative humidity (%)39.7
Wind (mph, direction)0.75 crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,192
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,256
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.6/48.4
Length (in.)200.3
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.)39.0
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)10.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)72.5


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 years/5,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront, rear and third row
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
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
IIHS offsetGood

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