2012 Audi Q7 Review

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Audi Q7

Stylish and smaller alternative

it comes to style, the 2012 Q7 (Base MSRP: $46,250 to has it in spades, according to reviewers. It delivers a commendable ride and high-speed handling, making it a highway companion. Among luxury SUVs, it’s one of the few that isn’t based on a platform, and it costs less the competition. Still, it has drawbacks in the luxury SUV segment.

The best such as the 2011 Infiniti (Base MSRP: $59,200 to can tow more, store significantly cargo, have more space and have more So while the Audi Q7 shines in respects, there are better (and even midsize) SUVs.

Interesting powertrain mix

The Q7 separates itself from jumbo-luxe SUVs with its of available powertrains relative to the The base engine is a 3-liter V6 makes 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of Motor Trend calls engine just powerful

A more powerful version of the engine is an option, and puts out 333 and 325 pound-feet of torque, and the same Trend reviewer says this engine option keep the absolutely corrupted with its smooth power There is no V8 engine option like many competitors but a 3-liter V6 turbodiesel is available, and it 225 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.

calls the diesel the engine to as its ample toque and superior economy are well-matched to a large SUV the Q7. An eight-speed transmission is standard all available engines.

Turbodiesel offers slight advantage

The Environmental Protection gives the base 3-liter V6 a 16 mpg mpg highway/18 mpg combined fuel-economy and the more powerful supercharged version is equally efficient. The V6 is the stingiest on fuel, producing an 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway/20 mpg combined.

reviewers expected the diesel to offer even greater benefits versus the gasoline and they blame the portly of the Q7 for the smaller-than-expected differential. All configurations with Audi’s quattro drive system, and maximum capacity is a modest 6,600 across the board. If heavy is critical, other large SUVs are far better suited to the with higher maximum

Sport package makes for a ride

Handling is secure and agile, but some other SUVs have a more and plush ride quality. notes that the 21-inch in the S-line package don’t bumps well, making the borderline harsh, though the are generally appealing. Models with smaller wheels and the air suspension have more rides.

This setup a creamy ride with brake dive and body

Smaller interior, but it’s

The Q7 offers a smaller interior most large luxury but reviewers say interior quality is one of the best features. The front are particularly comfortable, though the seats are more cramped the larger competition. Simply the interior is very handsome, and well-lit and is trimmed with a combination of leather, soft and chrome according to reviews The Boston Globe and the Detroit Press.

Maximum cargo capacity is just 72.5 cubic the least among large SUVs. The best-reviewed Infiniti offers 95.1 cubic of cargo capacity, and the well-liked Cadillac Escalade (Base $63,170 to $82,495) has 108.9 feet of storage.

Audi Q7

The lengthy equipment list includes drive, dark-brown walnut leather seating, rear sensors and Bluetooth, among features. Optional equipment include a Bose surround-sound an even higher-end Bang audio system, voice for the infotainment features, self-leveling air and four-zone climate control. optional MMI Navigation interface is one of the in the business, say testers, offering a interface, high-quality 3D graphics and a 40 GB drive for music storage.

Safety ratings and equipment

The Highway Traffic Safety hasn’t fully tested the Audi Q7, but it does provide a rating; the Q7 gets 4 stars out of a 5 here. Standard safety includes antilock brakes, stability control, traction front-seat side airbags and curtain airbags for all rows of A rear-view backup camera is as is a blind-spot warning system.

The Audi Q7 comes with a basic warranty.

Stylish with some compromises

Few SUVs are as stylish as the 2012 Q7, and it’s cheaper than of the competition. That said, it the heavy-duty skills that of the best large SUVs and it is very big and very heavy, yet not as as you’d hope, according to The diesel-engine option delivers fuel economy than you see with large SUVs in

Experts prefer the 2012 GL-Class ((Base MSRP: to $85,300)) and the 2012 Infiniti as better options though.

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