• Decent fuel economy (TDI)
  • Good power
  • Towing capacity
  • Hugely overweight
  • Cramped third row
  • Little luggage space behind third row
SUM UP

A bigger but not better Audi.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Q7 in 2013

This is a quiet year for the Q7. It is treated to Audi’s latest navigation system, which pairs with Audi Connect to make the Q7 a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot. A revised version of the 3.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel V-6 adds 15 hp and achieves better fuel economy (19/28 mpg, up from 17/25 mpg last year)...more

Overview

The Q7 is getting old, and frankly, it wasn’t one of our favorites when it was new. Like other Audis, the Q7 is sharply dressed inside and out, but it feels enormous from behind the wheel, and its nearly 5600-pound curb weight explains why. Despite its size and bulk, the seven-seat version has a cramped third row and very little cargo space behind it. (You can get the Q7 without the third row, but that strikes us as even more pointless, as the five-seat Audi Q5 is far more desirable.) Under the hood is a trio of 3.0-liter V-6s: the base gasoline engine is a 280-hp supercharged V-6; it’s good for a 7.7-second scoot to 60 mph. S line Q7s receive a 333-hp version, knocking the 0-to-60-mph time down to 6.9 seconds with no penalty at the pump. Our choice would be the torquey turbo-diesel, which can hit 60 mph in a brisk 8.0 seconds. The diesel has proven popular in this vehicle. It gets a bit more power this year (240 hp) with the same prodigious 406 lb-ft of torque. More important, its EPA fuel-economy ratings are improved to a commendable 19/28 mpg city/highway. Come next year, the Q5 will get the TDI, giving buyers one more reason to opt for the Q5 over its larger sibling.

Safety

Front, side, knee, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. All windows have pinch protection. Rear side air bags; blind-spot monitoring; a corner-view camera; a rearview camera; and adaptive headlights are available.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi Q7

  • Acura MDX
  • BMW X5
  • Lexus LX
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-class

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2013 Q7 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk Pulldown
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rail

Interior

  • Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Net
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Heated Wiper/Washers
  • HID Headlights
  • Hill Decent Control
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Front Ventilated Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat
  • Third row seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System
  • Voice Activated Controls
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