The 2022 Audi Q7 sees a handful of equipment updates. The mid-level Premium Plus trim gains standard lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Four-cylinder models are now eligible for the Black Optic appearance package.
The current Q7 debuted in 2017 and received a refresh for 2020.
Choosing Your Audi Q7
The Q7 comes in Audi's customary trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Pricing starts at $56,895 including destination and tops out at $73,095 for the Prestige before options.
The first two trims start with a four-cylinder turbo engine. A turbocharged six-cylinder is optional on the Premium ($5,400) and Premium Plus ($6,100) — and standard on the Prestige.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||248 hp||273 lb-ft|
|3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder||335 hp||369 lb-ft|
Every Q7 comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Six-cylinder models get paddle shifters.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Q7 is a midsize, three-row crossover with room for seven. With all rows in use, cargo space is limited to 14.2 cubic feet. Folding the third row opens up 35.7 cubic feet. With the second row down as well, the Q7 can hold 69.6 cubic feet, which is on the stingy side of this class.
The Q7 Premium offers blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, road departure warning, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors. A surround-view camera is included in the $1,200 Convenience Package. The camera is standard on the Premium Plus, along with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The Prestige adds a head-up display.
The standard infotainment system includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, 4 USB ports, navigation, HD and satellite radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wired Android Auto. Wireless device charging is part of the Premium's Convenience Package. It's standard on the Premium Plus and Prestige, which also get a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen system.
Even the cheapest Q7 model comes luxuriously equipped from the start. The interior features leather upholstery, wood trim, heated eight-way power front seats with driver memory, ambient lighting, a universal home remote, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Other equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, a power liftgate, full LED exterior lighting, roof rails, and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The $1,200 Convenience Package tacks on a heated steering wheel, in addition to the aforementioned surround-view camera and wireless charging.
The Premium Plus comes standard with the Convenience Package, plus the Bang & Olufsen system, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. The Executive Package ($2,000) adds four-zone climate control, heated rear seats, rear sunshades, leather armrests, multicolor interior lighting, and ventilated front seats with power lumbar adjustments. Matrix design LED headlights are available for $1,250.
The Black Optic Package ($1,750) finishes the exterior with gloss black trim and dark 20-inch wheels (21-inch with six-cylinder).
Along with the six-cylinder engine, the Prestige carries an adaptive air suspension, power soft-close doors, 20-inch wheels, matrix headlights, and Executive Package contents as standard. The $5,800 Luxury Package gives the Prestige an extended premium leather interior with massaging front seats and a sueded headliner. The Black Optic Package remains available, and laser-enhanced headlights with washers can be added for $1,650.
The Premium Plus offers enough standard equipment for the price for us to recommend it without reservation. The Prestige is undeniably plush, but its price places it in competition with larger and more powerful competitors.