2017 Audi Q7: German family hauler
The Q7 was Audi’s first SUV. It arrived in Canada a little over a decade ago and its unbridled success paved the way for Audi’s current line-up of highly evolved, functional and efficient SUVs. In fact, the Q5 has become one of the most popular compact luxury SUVs in the world with over 1.6 million units sold since its arrival for the 2008 model year.
The new for 2017 Q7 is the culmination of everything Audi’s learned over the years bringing together in an unprecedented way quality, capability, performance and technology. On top of this, the new Q7 is considerably lighter than the previous vehicle, enabling better handling characteristics and improved overall proficiency.
Three-row luxury in the 2017 Audi Q7
You need only look at it to understand that the Q7 sits at the top of the heap of 3-row luxury SUVs. Its athletic stance belies the fact that it is wider and taller than the previous generation Q7. As Audi’s flagship utility vehicle, it features the finest and best of everything.
The new size is matched to ideal proportions accented by beautiful headlights. They flank the signature Singleframe grille creating a road presence that is second to none. The side profile features tastefully flared arches as homage to classic Audi cars from the 80s. The rear is tastefully adorned with LED lights on the large hatch that opens up to a cavernous yet welcoming cabin.
The Q7’s interior is the roomiest in its category. You need only climb to the third row to realise that all your spatial needs will be met with ease. All three rows provide comfort and support not to mention generous amounts of leg, head and shoulder room.
All the features you want in the 2017 Audi Q7
Depending on trim, the front seats go from sporty and comforting to cajoling and relaxing thanks to ventilating and massaging functions. The dashboard and included switchgear provide not only ideal ergonomic but a pleasing interface. On that subject, our striking 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit gauges can be fully configured to display the information you desire. You will truly feel at home and at ease onboard the Q7 thanks to its numerous safety advancements and quiet cabin.
The base Komfort trim retails for $61,900. At this price, a vast array of standard equipment is included and begins with our frugal yet powerful turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI 4-cylinder engine. It produces 252 horsepower and a plentiful 272 lb-ft of torque. As you would expect, our legendary quattro AWD system is integrated and mated to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.
A supercharged 3.0-litre V6 can optionally increase the fun quotient with its 333 horsepower and impressive 325 lb-ft of torque. One way or another, the Q7’s ride will surprise you with its supple yet sporty nature. The Q7 rightly is a flagship SUV.
Contact us today at Glenmore Audi to learn more about the 2017 Audi Q7!