2013 Audi Q7 Consumer Reviews

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2013 Audi Q 7
3.8
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Best 7 passenger SUV for the money - OK Period!

by from San Diegp, CA on April 2, 2013

We looked at everything from the Explorer (cheap materials) to the Benz (about $7K more for the same features) and love our Audi. Handles great for a very heavy vehicle. I drive city pretty much all t...
We looked at everything from the Explorer (cheap materials) to the Benz (about $7K more for the same features) and love our Audi. Handles great for a very heavy vehicle. I drive city pretty much all the time and average 14 miles to a gallon - a premium gallon. But I promised my wife if I spent $60K on a car I can't complain about fuel cost. Our girls love the extra shades of the warm weather package and now their Aunt and Uncle can ride with us for breakfast on the weekends. It has some punch from the light or on the highway and stops just as smoothly. We have had no service issues with our 2013 Q7. The seats are comfortable on long trips and I like the nav system (although like another reviewer mentioned - and it is annoying that it asks if you want to make a connection because your provider may charge for this). Audi's are known for safety, handling, and styling and that is exactly what you get with the Q7.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Q7 Tire Problem

by from Wisconsin on April 27, 2015

I purchased a 2014 Audi Q7 in the Milwaukee area. Within the first 25,000 miles I have gone through a full set of Perelli Tires. The dealership told me that Q7's are "tire eaters" and they will not do...
I purchased a 2014 Audi Q7 in the Milwaukee area. Within the first 25,000 miles I have gone through a full set of Perelli Tires. The dealership told me that Q7's are "tire eaters" and they will not do anything to off set the cost of new tires. I was told to call Audi Customer service. Audi told me that Q7's are only expected to get 20k - 25k miles. I explained that this was crazy as I was getting 50k on my previous vehicle with no problem. DONT BUY A Q7 unless you want to spend &1,200 every 2ok miles...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Simply awesome!

by from sarasota on October 30, 2013

Wow, to read the other reviews, I would think these cars are junk. thankfully, I didn't before I bought mine. My Audi Sline prestige is the most amazing vehicle I have ever owned ! I bought it brand n...
Wow, to read the other reviews, I would think these cars are junk. thankfully, I didn't before I bought mine. My Audi Sline prestige is the most amazing vehicle I have ever owned ! I bought it brand new off the lot in Sarasota and have had nothing but joy every time I get behind the wheel. The supercharged 3.0 L engine is peppy, and the ride is amazing. the seats make me feel like im in a sports car, but are amazingly comfortable for long drives as well. granted, I don't live in a snowy or icy climate, but if I did I would have winter tires for the winter season as anyone should realize that high performance tires will not stick to the road the same in the cold. but, down here they stick to the asphalt like glue and the vehicle corners as well as my previous Mercedes E550 and its an SUV! I cant believe how lucky that I am that Range Rover had a 6 month wait. it made me test drive everything else available. and all that I can say is wow. im so lucky that I ended up at the Audi dealer. My sales guy, Mark was the bomb as well. I could not have had a better experience all the way around.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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front end noise

by from Alva, Fl. & Old Forge, N Y on June 28, 2014

I've had my Q7 TDI for 45 days and have a disturbing front end noise. Sounds like metal rubbing metal. Dealer can't find anything wrong. I never had an all wheel drive vehicle before nor a diesel so i...
I've had my Q7 TDI for 45 days and have a disturbing front end noise. Sounds like metal rubbing metal. Dealer can't find anything wrong. I never had an all wheel drive vehicle before nor a diesel so it's difficult for me to figure out this noise. Perhaps it's the Perilli tires. Seems dealer should ascertain if this is the problem but guess I'll have to keep going back to them. Also a dislike is the radio/nav system. I think I have finally figured it out but the radio tuning is difficult especially when on different trips and don 't know the radio stations. Cup holders are located in a less ideal locations. I find I am taking my eyes off the road to use the radio/nav and trying to place a beverage in a cup holder. Not good designing. Otherwise vehicle does ride nice and I love the get up and go.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Fantastic Car

by from SF Bay Area, CA on July 8, 2014

I bought my 2011 Audi Q7 TDI 3 1/2 years ago. In the past dozen years before that I had only driven BMWs, all of which were bought new. When I went to buy the new X5 I was shocked at how chintzy the i...
I bought my 2011 Audi Q7 TDI 3 1/2 years ago. In the past dozen years before that I had only driven BMWs, all of which were bought new. When I went to buy the new X5 I was shocked at how chintzy the interior had gotten as compared to the two I previously owned. So the first thing I noticed about the Q7 was how nice the interior is. The car only has 37K miles on it now. But, other than having to replace the horrible OEM Pirelli tires, and a windshield or three, it has been a dream car. What else can you drive that is so comfortable, responsive, safe and gets 24-32 MPG?? I rarely keep a car this long. And the only reason I have is because I've not found anything that interests me, or is a better car. So I will wait patiently another year or so and buy the new Q7 when Audi finally replces the 8 year old design. I'm sold. Drive them all, but you will find the Q7 - especially with the diesel engine - is absolutely the best buy in the fullsize SUV market.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great Diesel SUV

by from NC on December 30, 2014

I just bought this SUV and so far very pleased with my purchase. I am a diesel enthusiast. I own a '06 Chevy diesel truck, '12 VW Jetta diesel and now a '13 Q7 TDI diesel w/ premium plus package w/ wa...
I just bought this SUV and so far very pleased with my purchase. I am a diesel enthusiast. I own a '06 Chevy diesel truck, '12 VW Jetta diesel and now a '13 Q7 TDI diesel w/ premium plus package w/ warm weather package w/ 40k miles. I have only had it a couple of weeks. I bought it from Audi North Austin, TX from Eric and Andy w/ a certified warranty of 100k. I think buying a $50k used car one should buy the warranty. I would highly recommend calling these guys. I bought the car sight unseen since I am in NC and had it shipped. Eric has been great and dealt with my pickiness very well. Andy assured me not to worry that the truck was perfect and he was right. They worked with me on the price quickly with limited haggling. Thanks guys! The truck is well worth the money and even though it doesn't look as big as Tahoe it feels heavy but, not slow and cumbersome like Tahoe probably because of the great torque from the diesel. The gas mileage is spot on. Still on 1st tank of fuel. The only cumbersome part about the car is the radio set-up. Takes some time to get use to all the switches and how different it is from other cars. Just have to be careful trying to work buttons while driving. I' m sure it will get better in a couple of months of using it. Super comfortable SUV and super quiet. No cheap parts in this top notch SUV Diesel!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Excellent SUV for the money

by from Northshore, MA on March 29, 2015

Bought a pre-owned 2013 Q7 Prestige fully loaded, 27k mls on it in July 2014 and it has now 37k, opted for the APR Stage I tuning and the car runs great, fast, good fuel economy at about 20 MPG but a ...
Bought a pre-owned 2013 Q7 Prestige fully loaded, 27k mls on it in July 2014 and it has now 37k, opted for the APR Stage I tuning and the car runs great, fast, good fuel economy at about 20 MPG but a lot of big city driving (BOS, NYC) takes its toll. Like the 7 seat option, and all the luxury inside, sad it does not yet offer all the tech stuff you would get in Germany. Greatest car with 18" Winter tires Pirelli. The phone, in-car internet and other features are great, the address book connects with the nav and I have literally 1600 addresses in from all kind of phone books. Just in one word: awesome car. You barely get a nice sedan for the price of this SUV, and so much more space and versatility. Every ride is just pure fun (besides our typical traffic jams, where I would love to have the adaptive cruse control to keep a distance to the car ahead.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Very disappointing SUV

by from Fort Lauderdale, FL on April 23, 2013

I bought the 2013 Q7 Premium Plus version 8 months ago, having traded my 2010 Acura MDX. It is natural to compare any new vehicle with the previous one owned, so I will make a few comments in that res...
I bought the 2013 Q7 Premium Plus version 8 months ago, having traded my 2010 Acura MDX. It is natural to compare any new vehicle with the previous one owned, so I will make a few comments in that respect. My first impression was that this is a very pretty and luxurious vehicle. The 4-wheel drive is excellent and the 3.0L engine does its best to produce adequate, but not outstanding performance. The interior is extremely comfortable and there is plenty of space in the 1st and 2nd rows. The 2nd row also reclines and has forward/backwards adjustment, with lots of legroom and full A/C controls. However, the Q7 is a complete failure as an SUV and I strongly suggest that anyone considering buying one should pay close attention to the following rear-end faults. AUDI was clearly more used to designing luxury saloons and all of their attention was spent on producing an exciting shape, without attention to function. These are the three biggest and most annoying faults with the luggage department. 1/ The roof slopes down so much at the rear that the loading height, through the hatch is reduced to only 28.5". Their are many items that won't slide in, such as a 2'x2' table and many items that you would buy at Home Depot or local auctions. 2/ The hatch lid is not flat. It curves sharply at the sides and several people have banged their heads on it, as they walk around to the back of the vehicle, because the sides hang down, just 67" above the ground. If you are more than 5' 7" tall - good luck! Normally, a lid should be well out of the way. 3/ For me, not the biggest problem, but the luggage capacity behind the front row is only 72.5 cu ft. The MDX is 103.5. To give a better idea, the new Ford Escape is 67.8". So, AUDI has produced a "full-size SUV that has only 4.7 cu ft more than a Ford Escape! Another surprising feature is that there is sometimes a noticeable level of front-end road noise, unlike the almost silent MDX, Mercedes models and others. In summary, and as I mentioned before, I feel that this excellent automobile manufacturer does not have the history and expertise with SUVs that their competitors have. Someone decided to design a sloping roof that they thought looked stylish and sexy, but never for a moment considered the impact this would have on the loading ability and capacity. Maybe they thought that the targeted owners only carried shopping and maybe a briefcase, but the reality is that the folks who can afford this vehicle, also visit Home Depot, buy bits of furniture and take their families on vacation. Finally, if you are techy guy like me, you may be able to get to grips with the audio/nav etc. It took me two weeks to understand most of it. If any other owner discovers how to stop the radio coming on when you start the engine, please post it here. The dealer could not and AUDI USA did not reply.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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MOST STISFYING VEHICLE EVER

by from BOCA GRANDE, FL on March 5, 2014

THIS ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS VEHICLE IS FAR AND AWAY THE MOST SATISFYING AUTOMOBILE I'VE EVER OWNED AND I HAVE HAD OVER 100 CARS. IN SHORT, THIS Q7 EXCELS IN EVERY RESPECT!
THIS ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS VEHICLE IS FAR AND AWAY THE MOST SATISFYING AUTOMOBILE I'VE EVER OWNED AND I HAVE HAD OVER 100 CARS. IN SHORT, THIS Q7 EXCELS IN EVERY RESPECT!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Best in the market

by from Dallas, TX on July 19, 2012

Got my 2013 Q7 Premium 2 weeks ago. It is like driving a space shuttle. So many features, still learning. Audi Connect with 3G, WiFi and Google Earth - it has got it all. Pricey, but totally worth it.
Got my 2013 Q7 Premium 2 weeks ago. It is like driving a space shuttle. So many features, still learning. Audi Connect with 3G, WiFi and Google Earth - it has got it all. Pricey, but totally worth it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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