2011 Audi Q7

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2011 Audi Q7 Review

The most stylish SUV on the market

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Audi Q7 is a luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV), which is the company's stylish flagship SUV. Known for its amazing elegance, sophistication, and serene style, the Audi Q7 now has more simplified engine choices and is more eco-friendly. The Q7 comes with a 3.0 liter V-6 or a diesel 3.0 Liter V-6 engine. Whatever configuration you choose, it is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission as well as the quattro all-wheel drive system.

Seating up to seven passengers, the Audi Q7 has a stunning exterior complemented by a leather and wood luxury interior. It offers deluxe safety systems and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. The 2011 Audi Q7 is easy to handle and provides a comfortable ride.

New for 2011

2011 Audi has a new supercharged V-6 engine in two levels of performance and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard for the top-of-the-lines trims for both the gasoline and diesel models get adaptive headlights, ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof standard. The six-CD changer is no longer, but HD Radio is now standard across the line.

Essentials

Engines: 3.0L supercharged V-6, 3.0L diesel V-6
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Body Style: SUV
Trims: 3.0 Premium Sport Utility, 3.0 TDI Premium Sport Utility, 3.0 Prestige Sport Utility

On the Outside

The 2011 Audi Q7 is updated with revised front and rear fascias and new LED running lights. Ground clearance and towing capacity are competitive in their class.

From the Inside

The Audi Q7 features standard leather, wood trim, heated seats, multifunction steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a power tailgate. Optional are second-row seat heaters and four-zone climate control.

Driving Performance

In terms of performance, the 2011 Audi Q7 is almost a new vehicle. Even though the turbocharged diesel V-6 is a carryover, it is now paired to a new 8-speed transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive. The Q7's new supercharged gasoline V-6 produces 272 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque in the base model and 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet in S Line trim, mounted in both cases to the new 8-speed automatic and Audi's quattro.

Safety Equipment

Standard for the 2011 Audi Q7 are front and side airbags for front seat passengers and side curtain airbags for all three rows, but side airbags for second-row passengers are optional. Also standard are a host of stability technologies, including quattro, electronic stability control and traction control are all standard.

Gas Mileage

3.0T V-6: 16 mpg city/22 mpg hwy
3.0T S V-6: N/A
TDI: 17 mpg city/25 mpg hwy

Plusses

  • Exceptional styling
  • Diesel engine
  • Super handling
  • Second row slides
  • Seven passenger seating

Minuses

  • Ho-hum steering
  • Third-row hard to fold
  • Not really an off-roader

Rating

The most stylish SUV on the market

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