2012 Audi Q7

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2012 Audi Q7
2012 Audi Q7

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Interior material quality
  • Comfortable front leather seats
  • Sliding, reclining second row
  • Diesel fuel economy

The bad:

  • Cheapo turn-signal stalk

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Gas or diesel V-6 engines
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Seats up to seven
  • LED running lights
  • Audi Connect included with navigation system

2012 Audi Q7 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Q7 was Audi’s first foray into the luxury crossover segment, but since its debut the automaker has added the Q5, a smaller and less expensive crossover. The Q7 seats up to seven people in three rows of seats 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 2012
The supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that powers the Q7 3.0T gains eight horsepower and is now rated at 280 hp. A new S Line Plus Package for Prestige models features 21-inch titanium-finished wheels and matte black roof rails and window surrounds. Meanwhile, the optional navigation system adds Audi Connect capability that includes Google Earth map functionality and Wi-Fi hotspot capability.


For a crossover, the Q7 has a relatively sleek profile, and it wears Audi’s signature snout-like grille. Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights and a panoramic sunroof are optional. Exterior features include:

  • Standard power liftgate
  • 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels

The Q7’s rear rows of seats fold flat to provide additional storage space. Audi’s optional Multi Media Interface information and navigation system 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:

  • Standard heated leather front seats
  • Standard iPod interface
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Optional heated steering wheel

Under the Hood
The Q7’s powertrain lineup includes two supercharged gasoline V-6s and a turbocharged diesel V-6, all of which team with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • 280-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6 in 3.0T
  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6 in 3.0T S line
  • 225-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 in TDI makes 406 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Optional adaptive air suspension
  • 6,600-pound maximum towing capacity

The Q7 has standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for all three rows and an electronic stability system. Safety features include:

  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional second-row side-impact airbags


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Most reliable car I’ve owned.

This. Who me drives amazing, doesn’t feel like an SUB when your driving it. Over 300HP, live the third row seat and it is spacious.


Fun new car

It’s a great car and looks a lot newer than its year. Third row is puny for anything other than the occasional kid for carpooling, but it works.


Most stable car from SUV's and very light on gas

I purchased the new 2019 and still love the 2012 but what i will do with 2 cars the same model in diffrent years. It is the most stable car. I have mercedes GLS 2017 but i still love the Audi 2012 Q7

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Roadside assistance
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