The 2023 Audi Q7 and SQ7 are set to arrive for the new model year with a few changes. The two SUVs will continue to share a lot of the same components, design elements, and features as the current models on sale, but get a few noteworthy alternations.
On the outside, things for the Q7 and SQ7 will mostly remain the same for the 2023 model year. The major change for the Q7 45 TFSI trim includes newly optional Matrix-design LED headlights. Beyond the newly available headlights, the Q7 and SQ7 continue to have conservative, yet upscale designs. The wide shield grille at the front, smooth lines, rectangular taillights, and rounded roofline result in SUVs that look high-end.
The interior of the 2023 Q7 and SQ7 should carry over for the upcoming year. There’s a new interior package for the Q7 that adds synthetic leather upholstery with stitching to the dashboard, while the Premium Plus trim adds stitching onto the armrests and center console. The current midsize SUVs feature a minimalist design with high-tech screens and few buttons. A dual-screen configuration puts controls in easy-to-reach places for drivers while bringing an uncluttered look.
When it comes to tech features, the 2023 Q7 and SQ7 will continue to come with the same features as the current model. Standard features should include a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen, an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, navigation, and a 10-speaker audio system. Available features include a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and a wireless charging pad.
Audi has made some changes to the Q7’s lineup of engines for 2023. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine now makes 261 horsepower, which is an increase of 13 hp from last year. A 335-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with a mild-hybrid system will be available. The SQ7 features a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine making 500 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
We don’t expect Audi to make any changes to the Q7 and SQ7’s list of safety features for 2023. Standard safety features on the current models include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, and parking sensors. Available safety features include lane-keeping assist, a surround-view parking camera, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control.