2013 Audi Q7

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$46,800

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

  • New diesel V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Seats up to seven
  • LED running lights
  • Audi Connect included with navigation system
  • New optional rear-seat entertainment system

2013 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 2013
Diesel Q7s come with a new engine that delivers more horsepower and better fuel economy ratings of 19/28 mpg city/highway. A new dual-screen rear seat entertainment system is also available.
Exterior
For a crossover, the Q7 has a relatively sleek profile, and it wears Audi’s signature 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

Interior
The Q7’s rear rows of seats fold flat to provide more 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
  • Optional dual-screen rear seat entertainment system
  • Available Audi Connect Wi-Fi

Under the Hood
The Q7’s powertrain lineup consists of 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 3.0
  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6 in 3.0 S line
  • 240-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

Safety
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 4.5
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

2.3

They leak oil

Beautiful car as far as design but terrible once it’s just a few years old. The car deteriorates at a high rate. Which is ridiculous for such a high end model.

5.0

Best car I’ve ever owned. Updating to a 2015 Q7.

Best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Drives and rides like a dream. Reliable, great engineering and with a huge cargo area for moving heavy items. Bose 10 speaker system is awesome! Bluetooth, hands free, etc etc etc! Can’t say enough good things about this vehicle!

4.4

The most high performance car I ever owned.

The car met all my needs and then some. Great for late-night, visiting friends, and attending family events. The car has all the modern safety mechatronic features. Super fun to drive, lots of power and great handling to control it. We have plans to purchase/lease the latest model.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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