The relatively new Q7 SUV gets a mid-cycle refresh for 2010. The Q7 was Audi's first foray into the SUV segment, but since its debut the automaker has added the Q5, a smaller and less expensive SUV.
The Q7 comes in five-, six- or seven-seat configurations, and can be equipped with a V-6, a V-8 or a new diesel powertrain. The Q7 competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Acura MDX. New Q7s hit dealerships in the fall of 2009.
The Q7 gets redesigned headlamp jewelry, with added U-shaped LED daytime running lights and an optional cornering lighting system. The front turn-signal indicators and rear taillamps now feature LEDs. The front and rear bumpers, grille and side mirrors are also revised.
The Q7 has a 118.2-inch wheelbase and is 200.2 inches long. A powered liftgate is available. Wheels of 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inches can be had on various trim levels.
The new Q7 gets a few significant interior updates, including a revised instrument cluster, new ambient interior lighting and a wood trim option.
The Q7 comes with five seating positions standard and can fit six or seven with an optional third row seat, both rear rows fold flat to provide additional storage space. Cloth upholstery is standard, but leather seating surfaces are optional.
Audi has updated its MMI infotainment system, making it easier to use. The system now features enhanced voice-activation, so you can speak commands such as "I need gas" or "I need coffee," and the computer will map your closest options for you.
Other features that can be had on the Q7 include a TV tuner, a powered rear cargo cover and a 14-speaker stereo system. The Q7 has 71.87 cubic feet of cargo space when the second-row seats are folded down.
Under the Hood
The Q7's mechanical pieces are mostly carried over from last year. There are two gasoline engines: a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 266 pounds-feet of torque, and a 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with 325 pounds-feet of torque.
A new clean-diesel powertrain is offered for 2010. The 225-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 with 406 pounds-feet of torque is estimated to return 17/25 mpg city/highway.
All powertrains work with a six-speed automatic transmission and feature permanent all-wheel drive. Options include an adjustable air suspension and carbon-fiber brakes.
The Q7 has standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for all three rows and an electronic stability system. Optional safety equipment includes a rearview camera, radar-supported adaptive cruise control and a lane assistance program that ensures the Q7 stays in its lane.
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