• (4.5) 8 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $14,769–$30,337
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-21
  • Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
2011 Audi Q7

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Audi Q7

What We Don't Like

  • Lag under hard acceleration
  • Cheapo turn-signal stalk

Notable Features

  • Gas or diesel V-6 engines
  • 8-speed automatic standard
  • Seating for five, six or seven
  • LED running lights
  • Optional 21-inch wheels

2011 Audi Q7 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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 gas or diesel V-6. The Q7 competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Acura MDX.

New for 2011
The 3.6-liter V-6 and 4.2-liter V-8 engines are gone, replaced by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 272 horsepower in the 3.0T models and 333 hp in the 3.0T S line package. A 3.0-liter diesel V-6 returns, and all three engines team with a new eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

Adaptive xenon headlights are standard on the TDI (diesel) Prestige and 3.0T S line, and a dark-tint panoramic sunroof is now included in the Warm Weather Package. Exterior Features Include:

  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available power liftgate
  • 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels available, depending on trim level

Ventilated front seats and HD radio are standard on the 3.0T S line and TDI Prestige, and the latter also gets adaptive cruise control as a new option. A six-disc CD changer is no longer standard and has been replaced by additional storage under the armrest. The Q7 comes with seats for five standard and can fit up to seven with an optional third-row seat, and both rear rows fold flat to provide additional storage space. Cloth upholstery is standard; leather seating surfaces are optional. The Q7 has 72.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the second-row seats are folded down. Audi's Multi Media Interface information and navigation 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. Interior Features Include:
  • Available TV tuner
  • Available powered rear cargo cover
  • 14-speaker stereo system optional

Under the Hood
The Q7's powertrain lineup includes two new gasoline V-6s and a carryover 3.0-liter diesel, all of which team with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Last year, all models had a six-speed automatic.
  • 272-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged gas V-6 in 3.0T models
  • 333-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged gas V-6 in 3.0T S line
  • 3.0-liter diesel V-6 generates 225 hp and 406 pounds-feet of torque
  • Permanent all-wheel drive standard on all models

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:
  • Rearview camera
  • Radar-based adaptive cruise control
  • Lane assistance feature that ensures Q7 stays in its lane

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

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My first car

by Beridze Nika from on September 7, 2017

i own this car about 4 years. it's very good car. rarely break something and i only change tires and oil on this vehicle.

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2011 Audi Q7 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Premium

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Premium

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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