CARS.COM — The redesigned 2017 Audi Q7 is a seven-seat luxury SUV that should please most families. With its redesign, legroom in the second row increased by 1.7 inches, an impressive amount, and it easily can hold three child-safety seats across. The third row, however, remains the same as its predecessor with 29.2 inches of legroom. This space is best left to younger kids in booster seats or tweens. Teens with long limbs won’t be willing to sit in the way back for longer drives.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two
What We Like
- The Q7 has five sets of lower Latch anchors. In the second row, three sets sit under removable covers that run the length of each seating position. In the third row, the two sets are found under removable hard plastic covers. All the anchors are easy to find and use. The five top tether anchors are well-labeled and easy to use.
- Our rear-facing infant and convertible seats had plenty of room in the second row. There was no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
- In the second row, the forward-facing convertible fit well. For the third row, we slid the second-row seats as far forward as possible. Once the forward convertible was installed, its base sat roughly an inch beyond the bottom seat cushion, but this isn’t a concern because more than 80 percent of the car seat was on the seat bottom. The forward convertible also installed easily in the third row.
- The high-back booster seat fit well in the second and third rows. The seat belt buckles in the second row sit on spring-loaded bases that stay upright when moved into that position.
- After folding the second-row seats flat, it took a few minutes to figure out how to tumble them forward, but once we got it, it was easy to do. The opening to the third row is wide.
What We Don’t
- In the third row, the seat belt buckles don’t stay in an upright position and they could be difficult for kids to use independently.
- The Q7’s step-in height is quite high, making it difficult for some kids to get into the SUV on their own.