The Audi Q7 has always been a good option in the luxury segment, offering consumers upscale features, a spacious cabin, and loads of technology. The 2019 Audi Q7 continues to follow the same trend, but brings even more high-tech features than before. With more consumers looking for minivan-like versatility in a more stylish body style, the Q7's three-row configuration is sure to impress.

Best Value

Audi's largest SUV is offered in three flavors: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All-wheel drive is standard for the Q7, as is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is available as a $6,400 option on the Premium and the Premium Plus, while the range-topping Prestige comes with the more powerful engine as standard. While it's not the one we'd choose, even the base Premium comes with a lengthy list of standard features.

If we were going to build a Q7, we'd go with the Premium Plus with the 3.0-liter engine. The mid-range Premium Plus comes with Audi's virtual cockpit system, which includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a top-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors, full LED headlights, a Bose 19-speaker audio system, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic emergency braking, vehicle exit warning, auto-dimming and heated side mirrors, navigation, an 8.3-inch display, LED taillights, a power liftgate, three-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Here's how else we'd spec it:

  • Model:2019 Audi Q7 Premium Plus
  • Engine:3.0-liter supercharged V6
  • Output:329 hp / 325 lb-ft
  • Transmission:Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
  • Fuel Economy:19 City / 25 Hwy
  • Options:Cold Weather Package ($750, all-weather floor mats, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats), Warm Weather Package ($1,550, four-zone automatic climate control, diffusor vent with Alu-optic trim, ventilated front seats, rear sunshades), Driver Assistance Package ($2,800, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, high-beam assist, traffic sign recognition, park steering assist)
  • Base Price:$64,295 (including the $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$69,395

Performance

Audi Q7Weighing in at roughly 5,000 pounds, the Q7 isn't exactly a featherweight, and while its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is a fine engine that pumps out 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, it's not exactly up to the task of hustling the SUV down the road.

So, while the V6 is an extra $6,400, it's worth the money in our opinion. Generating 329 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is a much better option. Not only is the motor up to the task of hauling large cargo and seven passengers, the engine doesn't affect fuel economy too badly. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard for both engines.

Both powertrains are EPA rated to get up to 19 miles per gallon in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 combined. Towing capacity is rated at 7,700 pounds for the V6 and 4,400 pounds for the smaller four-cylinder.

Style

The Q7 has well-proportioned lines that give the SUV a sophisticated design with muscular cues. Despite being a massive vehicle, the Q7 has a low drag coefficient of 0.32, which makes it a more attractive alternative to boxier options in the segment. The beautiful design of the LED headlights and taillights are also standout features for the Q7.

On the inside, the Q7 can trick some into thinking you're in a true luxury machine, think along the lines of a Bentley for the range-topping Prestige trim. Even the base Premium model features upscale leather upholstery, impeccable build quality, and attractive trim pieces. Passenger space is also incredible, as the second row is actually big enough for three adults. The third row could pose to be an issue, though, and is best suited for children.

If there's a downside to the Q7's cabin, it's cargo capacity. With the third row in use, the SUV offers just 14.8 cubic feet of cargo. Fold that down, and you're looking at 37.5 cubes, which isn't stellar. Behind the first row, the Q7 offers a total of 71.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Best and Worst Things

Audi Q7

A truly luxurious cabin and excellent towing capacity make the Q7 a great seven-passenger option. Add all of Audi's latest high-tech gizmos, and you're looking at a leader.

Unfortunately, all of this comes at a steep price, which can rise to absurd amounts if you go with a fully-loaded model. Cargo capacity isn't stellar, either.

Right For? Wrong For?

Consumers seeking a high-tech SUV that has an upscale cabin and all of the latest features. Being able to seat seven never looked or felt this good, and never came with this many features.

Those on a budget. With a starting price of $54,545 for the Premium trim with the four-cylinder engine, the Q7 isn't exactly affordable. Other seven-passenger SUVs are a little more spacious, too, which could be higher up on your priority list if you're looking to carry more cargo or fit adults in the third row.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Audi Q7 punches above its weight class when it comes to technology, versatility, and luxury. It may have an Audi badge, but the SUV feels, if you can believe it, even more premium. With three usable rows, a strong V6 engine, and excellent materials, the Q7 is a competitive mid-size SUV that's a great combination of what a lot of consumers are looking for.