One year after a redesign, the 2021 Audi Q7 extends the availability of safety and convenience features to its lower trim levels and packages. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard across the lineup. The range-topping Prestige gets standard heated rear seats and leather upholstered armrests and center console when equipped with the larger engine option.
Choosing Your Audi Q7
The Q7 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Pricing starts at $56,045 including destination for the base model and tops out at $73,095 for the Prestige.
There are two engines available on the Q7. The Premium and Premium Plus start with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that Audi designates as 45 TFSI. The Prestige gets the 55 TFSI 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder as standard, which is available for $5,850 on the Premium and $6,600 on the Premium Plus.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||248 hp||273 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder||335 hp||369 lb-ft||20 mpg|
All trims are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Q7 is a three-row midsize luxury crossover SUV with seating for seven passengers. It affords second-row occupants with 38.8 inches of leg room and third-row passengers make do with only 29.2 inches.
Despite its added length over its competitors, the Q7 only musters 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 69.6 cubic feet of space with all of the rear seats folded.
The Q7 comes standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and front and rear parking sensors.
Audi also equips a pre-collision detection system for the front and rear of the Q7 which will tighten the seat belts, quickly flash the hazard lights, and close the windows.
The Premium Plus trim is further equipped with a surround-view camera, while the Prestige comes with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition.
All Q7 models feature a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, HD radio, wi-fi connectivity, and a 12.3-inch driver information display.
The Premium Plus trim gets a wireless charging pad and a Bang and Olufsen audio system. The range-topping Prestige comes with a head-up display.
The Premium is nicely equipped for being the base trim. LED headlights and taillights, heated and power-folding mirrors with memory, 19-inch wheels, a power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, and satin silver roof rails that match the window trim are all included.
Inside, heated and eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, wood trim, three-zone automatic climate control, navigation, and Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit make the Premium feel luxurious and high-tech.
For an added dose of comfort, the $1,500 Convenience Package includes auto-dimming side mirrors, a wireless phone charger and signal booster, ambient interior LED lighting, a surround-view camera system, and a heated steering wheel.
The Premium Plus trim includes the features from the Premium trim's Convenience Package as well as an audio upgrade to a Bang and Olufsen Premium system with 23 speakers.
The Executive Package is offered for $3,050 and includes ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist.
In addition to the six-cylinder engine, the top-tier Prestige trim includes an automatically adjustable air suspension, 20-inch wheels, soft-closing doors, acoustically laminated side windows, and matrix-design LED headlights.
The interior is dressed to impress as well with extended leather surfaces, aluminum optic controls, a full-color head-up display, and multi-color ambient lighting. Four-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and memory for the steering column are also included.
The Prestige trim is available with several exclusive packages that demonstrate the best that Audi has to offer. The Luxury Package is $5,800 and includes Valcona leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, and massage front seats with memory for the front passenger.
The 2021 Audi Q7 outfitted in Premium Plus trim with the Executive Package provides a convincingly luxurious experience through high-style design and advanced technology.