2018 Audi Q7 SUV

2018 Audi Q7
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What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2018
  • Part of the second Q7 generation introduced for 2017

Pros

  • Exceptional interior materials and build quality
  • Best-in-class ride quality regardless of road surface
  • Cutting-edge safety and technology features

Cons

  • Majority of options, including driver aids, not available on base trim
  • Less cargo space than most competitors


Which Q7 does Edmunds recommend

We think the Premium Plus is the one to get. This trim adds features like an upgraded sound system and blind-spot monitoring, but more importantly gives you access to more options. Buyers with heavy commutes will appreciate the Driver Assistance package and its suite of active driver aids. Those in extreme climates will want to consider the Cold or Warm Weather packages. Whatever your needs, the Q7 Premium Plus likely has a package to meet them. We like both engines, but keep in mind that the four-cylinder's advantage is a lower price tag more so than improved fuel economy.

Edmunds' Expert Review

overall rating

4.5 / 5

The Audi Q7 is one of the top luxury crossovers in the midsize segment. It offers an appealing combo of performance, comfort, technology and value. Its well-built interior and advanced suite of semiautonomous driver-assistance features are also noteworthy.

The Q7 may be Audi's biggest SUV, but it's surprisingly nimble for its size, especially when equipped with the optional adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering. Combine that with good visibility and willing engines and the Q7 is a pleasure to drive. And if you're not in the mood to drive, the Q7's optional driver aids will not only keep you in your lane, but they will also anticipate turns and adjust to local speed limits.

Beyond the impressive technology features, the Q7's interior is filled with high-quality materials and offers exceptional comfort. It's also extremely quiet and capable of smoothing out rough roads. The engines offer usable power and reasonable fuel economy thanks to this generation Q7's weight loss.

As much as we like the 2018 Audi Q7, its biggest weakness is cargo capacity. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and Volvo XC90 boast more space, along with appealing interiors. Prospective buyers might also want to look at the sporty and well-rounded Acura MDX and BMW X5. There are a lot of strong entries in this segment, but the Q7 is one of the best, whether in base trim or fully loaded.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Audi Q7 as one of Edmunds' Best Luxury SUVs for this year.

trim levels & features

The 2018 Audi Q7 is available in three trim levels. The entry-level Premium trim comes with enough features to satisfy many buyers but has only limited access to optional upgrades. From there, the Premium Plus trim adds a few extras, and it can be more thoroughly upgraded and customized. Finally, the range-topping Prestige trim bundles quite a few features and has access to some exclusive options.

Two engines are available for the Q7. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It's only available in the Premium or Premium Plus trim levels. The upgraded supercharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft, and is offered in all three trims. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

The Premium trim includes leather upholstery, heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats, three-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, and a panoramic sunroof. Standard technology features include a rearview camera, 7-inch color driver information display in the gauge cluster, and Audi's MMI user interface with a 7-inch central display, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports and a 10-speaker sound system.

Some active safety features are also included on the Premium trim. Audi Pre-Sense Basic with Pedestrian Detection, which takes steps to mitigate injury and damage in a collision, is standard. You also get front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera along with a power-folding third-row bench, split-folding second row, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power rear liftgate, HomeLink garage door opener, heated power-folding side mirrors, and LED running lights and taillights.

Only two major packages are available for the Premium trim. The Cold Weather package adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The MMI Navigation Plus package adds navigation that allows you to search for locations with Google Voice Search, smartphone integration, and a handful of other connected features.

Moving up to the Premium Plus trim adds the MMI Navigation Plus package, along with an upgraded Bose sound system, an electric tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring with Pre Sense Rear, auto-dimming exterior mirrors and interior LED accent lights.

The Premium Plus trim also has access to quite a few optional packages. The Driver Assistance package adds the entire menu of electronic driver aids, and the Vision package adds Audi's Virtual Cockpit, a 360-degree exterior camera and LED headlights. There's also the Warm Weather package, which adds four-zone climate control, seat ventilation and rear sunshade. The Ventilation package, meanwhile, adds seat ventilation and sunshades.

The range-topping Prestige trim includes the Vision package and Warm Weather package, and also adds larger 20-inch wheels, a head-up display, and power-closing doors. Only the Prestige can be equipped with the Adaptive Chassis package, which adds four-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension. There's also a night-vision system available along with a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Notable stand-alone options that can be added to all trims include a trailering package and rear side-impact airbags.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our Full Test of the 2017 Audi Q7 Prestige (supercharged 3.0L V6 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

driving

5
The 2017 Audi Q7 is a strong performer in the three-row luxury crossover class thanks to the power and torque of its supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Handling is also admirable, whether you opt for the Adaptive Chassis option or not. And those sharp reflexes do not come at the expense of comfort either.

acceleration

4.5
Smooth and quiet supercharged V6 delivers plentiful power with more than enough punch for easy passing and merging. When pushed on our track, the Q7 sprinted to 60 mph in only 5.9 seconds, a quick time for a midsize SUV.

braking

5
Firm pedal instills confidence. Our panic stop from 60 mph required 112 feet, which is a short distance for the class. Even under such heavy use, the Q7 remains poised and controllable with very little nosedive.

steering

4
Steering effort is appropriate at all speeds, from feather-light in parking lots to firm on the highway. And there are two driver-selectable ranges: Comfort and Dynamic. Optional four-wheel steering enhances high-speed stability and makes for easy maneuvering in tight spaces.

handling

5
For a big three-row SUV, the Q7 is surprisingly agile. Comfort mode trades away some sharpness in the name of comfort, while Dynamic mode generates quick reflexes and tighter roll control that makes the Q7 more willing and able on winding roads.

drivability

5
Shifts from the eight-speed transmission are seamless, and it always seems to be in the right gear at the right time. One of the best in the class.

comfort

5
Think of the 2017 Audi Q7 as the luxurious A8 on a grander scale. It's that good. No matter how uneven the road or how fast you're traveling, the Q7 remains quiet as a crypt as the miles glide past.

seat comfort

4.5
The Prestige trim's ventilated 12-way front seats ensure all-day comfort. Lateral support, however, may be a little light if you drive sinuous mountain roads frequently. Sliding and reclining second-row seats are also comfy for adults. Third-row seats are sized for smaller passengers.

ride comfort

5
The base suspension expertly smooths out road imperfections, and the optional air suspension is as good as a flagship luxury sedan. Comfort mode emphasizes softness; Dynamic focuses on damping and precise control.

noise & vibration

4
No road or wind noise to speak of, regardless of road conditions or speed. Conversations need little more than a whisper, and the Q7's silent cabin can also showcase the optional 23-speaker stereo.

climate control

5
Simple-to-understand controls. Cools the Q7's large cabin quickly. Heated seats up front work well and stay on indefinitely, which isn't always a given.

interior

4.5
The 2017 Q7's modern and luxurious interior is a great place to spend time. It's attractive without being gimmicky, and everything is thoughtfully designed, placed and executed. The only real downside is its relatively small cargo space.

ease of use

5
There are a lot of features to command, but the simple MMI interface makes it easy after some familiarization. All buttons and knobs are placed right where you'd want them, and the redundant displays and controls allow you to keep your attention on the road ahead.

getting in/getting out

5
With the air suspension, the vehicle height drops for easy entry. The second row folds and tumbles forward effortlessly for third-row access. The doors are short and thin enough to allow entry and exit space in a tight parking spot.

driving position

4
Driving position is highly adjustable, and it's easy to find a comfy spot whether you prefer a relaxed position or like to sit close to the steering wheel for more enthusiastic driving.

roominess

4
The front and middle-row seats easily accommodate larger adults and the standard panoramic sunroof enhances the airy feeling. The third-row seats are intended for occasional use and smaller passengers; the knees-up posture can feel confining.

visibility

5
As big as the Q7 is, there's little or no guesswork on this front. Basic visibility is sound, and the Prestige trim's 360-degree camera allows the driver to get within an inch of an obstruction without drama.

quality

5
The Audi Q7 is solidly built from nose to tail. Interior materials are excellent and in some cases better than you'll find in more expensive rivals. All buttons and controls have a consistent click and feel, which further enhances the premium feel.

utility

3
While there's plenty of space when you fold the seats down, you'll have a harder time squeezing things into the Q7 if you've got several passengers. Luggage loads easily in the back thanks to a power-folding third row, hands-free liftgate and low floor height.

small-item storage

3
The cupholders and center console are both a bit small, especially for a vehicle this big. The glovebox is average size and so are the door pockets, but upfront you'll want more storage especially when you take the family on road trips.

cargo space

3
Cargo capacity ranges from 14.8 to 71.6 cubic feet — below the class average, but at least it's nearly all usable. The power-folding third-row seats, hands-free liftgate and low floor height make for easy loading.

child safety seat accomodation

3
Easy access pull tabs remove the covers for the child seat LATCH system, and though the second row has plenty of space for child seats, the third row is too cramped.

technology

5
Audi's MMI technology interface is one of the best around. From the standard 7-inch touchscreen to the 8.3-inch display, there are crisp graphics and simple menus as well as easy-to-learn controls. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more user-friendly interface.

audio & navigation

5
Multiple stereos are available in the Q7, and they have excellent sound quality up to the limit. Navigation is a simple, guided structure of commands that eventually leads you to a crisp, easy-to-understand map with instructions that are duplicated in the instrument panel.

smartphone integration

5
Bluetooth connects easily, and Audi's system is easy to learn. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, but Audi's systems are so logically designed that we used them most of the time instead. It's one of the best systems in the class.

driver aids

5
Standard equipment includes a rear camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning and automatic braking. Optional features include a crisp surround-view system, lane departure intervention and adaptive cruise. The Q7's aids work well without intrusive interference during daily driving.

voice control

4
Voice controls take clear, well-articulated commands, but they don't like much outside their parameters. Learning or reading the commands you need to know is relatively easy, though there is a learning curve for more complex instructions.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Audi Q7.

No spare tire???
Danny, 1/27/2018
I was going to place an order for a fully equipped Prestige Q7 but the night before, while going over the list of features, I discovered the Q7 is not equipped with a spare tire nor is there space to carry one . The next morning I called the tire dealer I generally use, Les Schwab Tires, and was told the 20” tires I was going to have the Q7 equipped would be a special order. The can of fix a flat and compressor, that is included in lieu of a spare, is only good for 1/4”, or smaller, puncture in the tread of the tire. The fix a flat goop is of no use on a side wall cut which is not an uncommon occurrence on an SUV especially one as capable off road as the Q7. The run flat tires have a recommended driving range of 50 miles. As I frequently travel in Central Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming, often outside of phone coverage, anyone familiar with these areas is aware that 50 miles is an inconsequential distance in many parts of the West. However if I were to be fortunate enough to be within miles of say Beatty Nevada what are the chances of finding a tire there that I could not find in Denver? The Q7 I was about to order was 93K which is too much to spend for a vehicle that could leave me stranded for something as simple as a flat tire.
Overrated Audi Quality and Customer Satisfaction
Defective Brand New 2018 Q7, 11/6/2017
I purchased 2018 Audi Q7 (Sep 2017). I confirmed the purchase trusting the dealership to do the right thing. The car I purchased was just unloaded off from delivery the day that I inquired. The unit was still wrapped. I did not able to test drive the car. I was assured that the new Q7 will be inspected and will be thoroughly cleaned. . . However, the car was delivered with serious paint defect - heavy pitting on rear quarter panel and tail gate (It looked like chemical that ate the paint. Deep pitted surfaces). And, driver side doors are not aligned. I requested Keyes Audi to replace it with non-defective one or cancel the sale. The arrogant GM said "Sorry, it's not going to happen". Long story short I was forced to bring in the car (never used). It took 2 weeks for the brand new 2018 Audi Q7 in the dealership. Later I found out that it was sent to a auto body shop 3 miles away. I was able to get in touch with the manager of the body shop. Job order: remove paint from tail gate and rear quarter panel, feather fill and repaint. It looked OK - but it is not factory process. . . Door alignment never got fixed. Gen Manager of Keyes Audi said that there is no more adjustment possible. Front and Rear door off by 3mm. That's the Audi quality? And the defect is not even repairable. Audi of America is not even doing anything to make up for the defects. All they do is check the dealership on what they have to say. And they talk like parrots, kept saying "Audi will continue work within the terms of any applicable manufacturer's warranty" when I spoke with them. Adding more insult, I checked in the car with 53 miles then checked out with almost 30 miles added - GM will not even investigate. Also, the tire jack was not in the car (I checked that FREE option when I build up the unit I prefer). Keyes Audi GM said the jack is available for $270 (scissor jack). . . In short, I was forced to accept the car. In November 2017, I drove the car to Las Vegas on a 4-hour trip. Halfway my trip, the alarm sounded off. I immediately made an emergency call to Audi Support Center. But all they can say is to bring it back to dealership. Having no other option. We proceeded to our destination. The car kept beeping every couple of minutes for 2 hours! On our way home, it still kept beeping the whole duration of the trip (4 hours!). But the worse part was when we took a detour to Barstow, CA for a short rest, the car just slammed the break by itself and made a hard stop at the freeway off-ramp, then a louder beep sounded off with indicator lights flashing. It was a very dangerous occurrence. It is fortunate that it was in an isolated road at that time. Otherwise, it could have been a serious accident. I filed another complaint and still no commitment from dealership on my request to replace it. The car was picked up by dealer for series of checks and repairs (3 week duration). I finally decided to start a legal remedy and this time Audi USA took me seriously. I was offered to have a brand new replacement but I changed my mind already and demanded for full refund. Took couple of months of negotiation. I got my full refund + customer loyalty $2,500 if I buy another car in the VW group.
never deal with Audi
AMEENA ALHASSANI, 2/15/2018
Last October, my husband bought me a brand-new 2018 Q7 car, as a gift, from Audi Silver Spring, Maryland. Surprisingly, in less than a month, a sudden annoying beep, repeatedly announcing an Emergency Call Malfunction, terrified us.  After contacting Audi Service, they took the car on November 24th, 2017, and promised to fix it in a day or two, saying they know about 2018 Q7 car defect. This comment rang a bell in our mind. If they already know about it, why Audi sell it without fixing it?! Is this a fair trade?! After more than 20 days later, Audi did not fix the car.  Going back and forth, finally Audi’s Service Department told us that they could not fix the car, because a part was not received from Germany! This was not just an irrational excuse; but, also, a gross insult to us for spending over sixty-seven thousand dollars on an Audi car, and receive such poor service! Is this a fair trade?! Anyhow, to solve this problem amicably, I told Audi’s Manager either to give us a full refund, or a new similar car.  The latter agreed to provide us a new similar car in a few days. Alas, Audi did not fulfill its promise, again.  For the benefit of doubt, we gave Audi’s Manager a longer delay; saying we are travelling and will be back around mid- January.  By then, we expect you to give us a similar car, or a full refund.  Sadly, Audi did not fulfill its promise, for the third time. By definition, a brand-new car means a defect-free car. Hiding the 2018 Q7 car defect is an act of misleading and dishonesty.  This defect is known by Audi and its dealership since some time. Yet, Audi did not tell us about it. Thus, Audi deceived us in selling this car.  Plus, our 2018 Q7 car is considered a lemon car by Federal and State Law. Audi’s Dealership knows that I am a science major and must concentrate on my studies.  Audi wasted our time for three months for no legitimate reason; during which we were – and still are – paying installments, interest, and insurance on a car, which we are not using since last November; because it is in Audi’s possession.  Audi’s dealership has frustrated us, disappointed us, caused us to suffer, and denied us the enjoyment of using our own brand-new car. By any standard, Audi’s transaction is – unethical and unfair.  Audi’s Director of Variable Operations offered us his apology for causing us this ordeal.  Does he really think that his apology shall alleviate our suffering?! Based upon the aforesaid trouble, we find it very difficult for us to trust Audi anymore!  We honestly believe that if Audi and its dealership care about their name, business and reputation, they must cancel this deal as well as its loan, immediately; pay us a full refund of our money, including all interest, insurance, and installments we made.
Brilliant SUV for the money.
Alex Smith, 8/31/2017
I just bought a 2018 Ink blue Q7 Prestige a couple weeks ago. The interior is well executed and made up of high quality materials. The technology is impressive, with the Virtual Cockpit being the best tech feature in the car. The 558 watt Bose 3D surround sound system delivers clear crisp sound. Performance is very impressive. The power is always there, and the fuel economy is okay. The only shortcoming is cargo volume, the low roofline doesn't help. I Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a luxury SUV.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$65,400
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
333 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$60,400
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
333 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$53,900
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$49,900
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Q7 safety features:

Audi Side Assist
Monitors traffic behind the vehicle and alerts the driver to potential obstacles during lane changes.
Audi Pre Sense Front
Anticipates impending collisions and applies brakes and takes other steps, such as tightening seat belts, to mitigate passenger injury.
Adaptive Restraint System
Manages airbag expansion and seat belt tension to distribute impact force in accidents, helping to protect passengers from serious injury.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

The 2018 Mercedes GLE and Q7 are both richly detailed luxury crossover SUVs. The Benz does offer more variety in terms of engines, including a plug-in hybrid version and the muscular AMG 63 version. With the Audi, though, you get a bit nicer of an interior and sportier handling. You also get one thing the GLE can't offer: seven-passenger capacity.

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Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5

The X5 is a five-passenger SUV with an optional third row for seven-passenger capacity. The comfort, quality, and technology in its cabin is very similar to the Audi's. With the BMW, you get a more powerful standard engine (a turbocharged six-cylinder) plus the option for diesel, plug-in hybrid and V8-powered variants. The X5 isn't quite as sharp in the curves as the Q7, but it's an incremental difference. Of the Q7's rivals, the X5 is worth a close look.

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Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90

The Q7's driver safety offerings are impressive, but so are the XC90's. Its suite of features, called Pilot Assist, is among the best for seamless execution and real-world usefulness, and promises relief for traffic-weary commuters. But while the Volvo looks stunning and rivals the Q7's style in a more subdued Swedish manner, we've also found it prone to a rougher ride.

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2018 Audi Q7 SUV for Sale

Audi Q7 2018 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
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Looking for a new car at an affordable price? You won't want to miss this excellent value! It offers the latest in technological innovation and style. Top features include rain sensing wipers, adjustable headrests in all seating positions, power moon roof, and a blind spot monitoring system. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 3 liter 6 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. You will have a pleasant shopping experience that is fun, informative, and never high pressured. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
Audi Q7 2018 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
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10 Speakers, 3.204 Axle Ratio, 3rd row seats: bench, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Driver's Seat Mounted Armrest, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, High intensity discharge headlights: Xenon plus, Illuminated entry, Leather Seating Surfaces, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger seat mounted armrest, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: MMI Radio Plus w/Audi Sound System, Rain sensing wipers, Rear air conditioning, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear fog lights, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, and Variably intermittent wipers. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Pricing and incentives may vary if vehicle is leased. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
More about the 2018 Audi Q7

The 2018 Audi Q7 returns nearly unchanged for the second year of its latest generation. Audi completely redesigned its flagship crossover last year, and the Q7 immediately became one of our favorite three-row luxury SUVs. The Q7's handsome styling, upscale interior and impressive technology options are still fresh, and among the best in the class, so it's a good thing Audi hasn't changed the recipe much for this year.

Power for the Q7 comes from either a turbocharged four-cylinder (252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque) or an optional supercharged six-cylinder (333 hp, 325 lb-ft of torque). Both engines are paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Last year's redesign significantly reduced the Q7's weight, which helps this big SUV deliver strong performance and competitive fuel economy.

The Q7 is one of the most refined vehicles Audi makes. Its cabin is packed with high-quality materials — even the base trim comes with leather upholstery — and it's exceptionally comfortable and quiet. The Q7's ride, especially with the optional adaptive air suspension, is also excellent for the class. Aside from a smaller-than-average cargo area, there's little to complain about with this big Audi.

An extensive list of high-tech add-ons covers everything from infotainment technology to active driver aids that turn the Q7 into a semiautonomous vehicle in certain situations. Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a system that adjusts for local speed limits make the Q7 easy to live with in both traffic-heavy commutes and long freeway jaunts. Thanks to optional four-wheel steering, the Q7 can also tackle tight turns and cramped city driving conditions.

Three trim levels are available for the 2018 Audi Q7: base Premium, Premium Plus and the range-topping Prestige trim. Even the base trim offers quite a bit of luxury and comes with some active safety features that help make the Q7 an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Upgrading all the way to the Prestige gets buyers impressive tech including Audi's Virtual Cockpit and comforts such as heated and ventilated seats. A laundry list of options means you can customize the Q7 to your needs and wants.

It's easy to recommend the Q7 to anyone looking for a luxurious three-row SUV with the latest technology. Make sure to check out our full review for more information, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find a great deal on a 2018 Audi Q7 near you.

2018 Audi Q7 SUV Overview

The 2018 Audi Q7 SUV is offered in the following styles: 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 3.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Q7 SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Q7 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Q7 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including 3.0T Prestige quattro, 3.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.5 / 5.0

Driving

5.0 / 5.0

Acceleration4.5 / 5.0
Braking5.0 / 5.0
Steering4.0 / 5.0
Handling5.0 / 5.0
Drivability5.0 / 5.0

Comfort

5.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.5 / 5.0
Ride comfort5.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.0 / 5.0
Climate control5.0 / 5.0

Interior

4.5 / 5.0

Ease of use5.0 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out5.0 / 5.0
Driving position4.0 / 5.0
Roominess4.0 / 5.0
Visibility5.0 / 5.0
Quality5.0 / 5.0

Utility

3.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage3.0 / 5.0
Cargo space3.0 / 5.0

Technology

5.0 / 5.0

Audio & navigation5.0 / 5.0
Smartphone integration5.0 / 5.0
Driver aids5.0 / 5.0
Voice control4.0 / 5.0
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Audi Q7 SUV?
2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,250. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is trending $6,883 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is9.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $62,125. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is trending $4,595 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is7.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Audi Q7 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,925. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,389 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is11.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 11 2018 Audi Q7 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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