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Audi Q7: Which Should You Buy, 2020 or 2021?

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Most significant changes: Additional safety and driver assistance features

Price change: $0-$150 for Q7; $200 for SQ7; unchanged destination fee

On sale: Second half of 2020

Which should you buy, 2020 or 2021? 2021 brings more features for a modest price bump

Audi’s Q7 people mover got several updates for 2020, such as exterior styling tweaks, a revised multimedia system and dash layout and a new engine. For 2021, updates to the Audi Q7 and the sport-oriented SQ7 are minor and include a shuffling of equipment packages and additional driver assistance and safety features. 

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Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trims carry over and there’s very little movement in price for 2021. Base Premium versions of the Q7 with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine start at $55,945‬, $150‬ more than the outgoing model. Premium versions with the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder start at $61,795, unchanged from 2020. The 2021 SQ7 with the 4.0-liter V-8 engine starts in Premium Plus trim at $85,995‬, $200 more than the outgoing version (all prices include a $995 destination charge). 

First, several new safety features are now standard on the base Premium trim for 2021: a blind spot monitoring system, a front automatic emergency braking system and a rear crash alert system that uses radar to monitor traffic behind the car.  

Also, the available Convenience Package on the Premium trim (which is standard on Premium Plus trims) now includes a heated steering wheel and top-view camera system with a virtual 360-degree view. 

The Executive Package is newly available on the Premium Plus trim and combines the Cold Weather, Warm Weather and Driver Assistance packages. The Q7’s Prestige trim gets standard heated rear seats, and the door armrests and center console are leather. Newly standard on the sport-oriented SQ7 versions of the Premium Plus trim are a heated steering wheel and the optional Executive Package that includes the Leather Package with leather upholstered armrests. 

On 3.0-liter versions of the Prestige trim, heated rear seats are now standard and door armrests and center console trim are now upholstered in leather. 

Audi says it expects the 2021 Q7 and SQ7 to go on sale during the second half of this year. 

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