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2020 Audi Q7
Select a Different Model (5 Available): 2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Fair Market Price $ 62245
Fuel Economy 19 / 25 mpg
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
Horsepower 248@5,000
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2020 Audi Q7 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Excellent digital gauge cluster display
  • Calm, quiet ride quality
  • Sporty SQ7 model now available

Cons

  • Tiny third-row space
  • Uninspired exterior styling
  • I-4 engine performance underwhelms

What's New

  • Numerous updates, including revised styling, enhanced technology, new engine choices, and the high-performance SQ7 are added to the Audi Q7 range for 2020.

Overview

The Audi Q7 is a three-row luxury SUV. It offers seating for seven with abundant technology and upscale appointments, while being smaller than some other three-row SUVs on the market. The first-generation Q7 was Audi's first-ever SUV when it went on sale for model year 2007. The current second-gen Q7 was introduced for the 2017 model year, and it receives an extensive mid-cycle refresh for 2020.

Updates for 2020 include revised exterior styling: New wheel designs are available, while the updated front and rear fascia feature new headlights and taillights. The interior is redesigned too, with a new dashboard layout and dual-display infotainment system. Two new engine options are available, and the high-performance SQ7 joins the lineup in the United States for the first time.

What We Think

The Audi Q7 was an originator in the three-row luxury SUV space, but that's no longer the case. In recent years, offerings from European, American, and Asian brands have made the segment more competitive than ever. Still, the Q7 remains compelling.

In one of our early drives of the Q7, we quickly realized the SUV delivers on its luxurious intentions. Starting with the Volkswagen Group's excellent MLB Evo platform enabled Audi to give the Q7 athletic handling; it drives more like a lifted A6 wagon than a chunky SUV. That said, the Q7's capabilities don't make it particularly exciting to drive, especially compared to SUVs that share the MLB Evo platform. Nonetheless, the platform's rigidity eliminates all squeaks from the cabin, and the Q7 remains impressively quiet inside at any speed.

Previous experiences with the entry-level I-4 engine produced middling results; it verges just above feeling underpowered. Certainly, the new-for-2020 turbocharged V-6 will help remedy that, and the twin-turbo V-8 in the SQ7 even more so.

Technology is abundant in the Q7. Its digital gauge cluster display impresses, and the new dual-display infotainment setup introduced for 2020 should increase that effect. Its driver-assist and active safety systems work quite well, too.

Although the first and second row are plenty roomy, the third is cramped. It's tight even for preteens, and the three-section folding second row makes it difficult to access in the first place.

In today's crop of luxury three-row SUVs, the Q7 is worth consideration. Although it's not as outright spacious as some larger SUVs, its comparatively small size may be of benefit. In either case, its luxurious interior, excellent technology, and refined driving dynamics keep it competitive among other upscale seven seaters.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Regardless of trim or engine, all Q7 models feature AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission. For 2020, the entry-level Audi Q7 engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that produces 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Models with this engine are denoted by 45 TFSI designation. In MotorTrend testing, a four-cylinder Q7 accelerated from 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds. Fuel economy for this Q7 variant has not been determined by the EPA for 2020, but for previous model years earned 19/25 mpg city/highway.

A new mild-hybrid turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is the Q7's upgrade engine for 2020. It produces 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 44 lb-ft over last year's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Models with the V-6 are badged 55 TFSI. Larger brake rotors are added when the V-6 is equipped. MotorTrend has not yet tested a Q7 with this engine, but Audi claims a 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds. EPA-rated fuel economy measures 17/21 mpg.

Sports Car for Seven: The Audi SQ7

Audi's offered sporty variants of the Q7 for a while, but never in the U.S.—until now. For 2020, the SQ7 will be sold in North America and packs a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 cranking out 500 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, enabling an Audi-claimed 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds. Numerous chassis enhancements promise to sharpen handling and responses over standard Q7 models. BMW M and Mercedes-AMG have offered similar vehicles in the U.S. for a while, so we're thrilled the brand with the four rings finally has a competitor in this niche.

Safety

From the IIHS, the 2020 Q7's standard automatic emergency braking system earns the highest score of Superior, as it avoided a collision in the 25-mph test and reduced speed by 11 mph in the 12-mph test. Crashworthiness was last evaluated on the 2019 model, which earned top Good scores in all tests. However, the 2019 model earned the lowest Poor ranking for the performance of its standard headlights, and a second-lowest Marginal score for its headlights with high beam assist. It's possible the 2020 Q7's updated headlights will perform differently than last year's model.

Standard driver-assist and active safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and side and rear cross-traffic alert are available on higher-end models.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

With all seats upright, cargo volume measures 30.5 cubic feet. Folding the third and second row expands cargo volume to 72.4 cubic feet of capacity.

Front-row headroom measures 39.9 inches, and legroom 41.7 inches. In the second row, there are 38.8 inches of headroom and 38.8 inches of legroom. Third-row headroom and legroom measure 35.9 and 29.2 inches, respectively.

Technology

For 2020, the Q7's infotainment system is updated with a new interface and software. All trims feature a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen for infotainment and GPS navigation functions, while an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen manages climate control and convenience functions, as well as providing a surface for handwriting recognition inputs. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth streaming audio are included. Two USB ports in the first and second row are available. All trims also include Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, which puts a 12.3-inch screen in front of the driver instead of conventional analog gauges. Prestige models are equipped with a head-up display. The Premium trim's standard audio system has 10 speakers, Premium Plus models have a 19-speaker setup, and Prestige trim adds a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Trim Levels

2020 Audi Q7 Premium 45 TFSI: Entry-level Q7 models have 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, aluminum roof rails, a rear spoiler, and heated power-adjustable side mirrors with power-folding operation. Like all trims, a panoramic moonroof is standard. The interior has leather seating surfaces, heated and power-adjustable front seats, aluminum and gray wood trim panels, and aluminum door sill kick plates. Convenience features include front a power-operated tailgate as well as keyless entry and start.

2020 Audi Q7 Premium 55 TFSI: This trim adds the more powerful V-6 engine, but all content and features carry over from the four-cylinder Premium trim.

2020 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 45 TFSI: Compared to Premium, the only exterior change for Premium Plus trim is auto-dimming functionality for the side mirrors. Inside, it gains ambient lighting and illuminated door sill kick plates. Technology is upgraded with a signal-boosting phone box and 19-speaker sound system. Side and rear cross-traffic alert, rear-end collision preparation, and a 360-degree view parking camera system add to the driver-assist features.

2020 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI: Choosing the V-6 engine on Premium Plus trim adds 20-inch wheels. All other content and features carry over from the four-cylinder Premium Plus model.

2020 Audi Q7 Prestige 55 TFSI: Range-topping Prestige trim can only be had with the V-6 engine under the hood. It rolls on 20-inch wheels, has enhanced LED headlights, and is the only trim that can be optioned with adaptive air suspension. The interior gains ventilation and lumbar adjustment for the front seats, sunshades for the rear and rear side windows, extended ambient lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, and a head-up display.

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2020 AUDI Q7 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter TFSI®
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Class
Luxury Utility
Horsepower
248@5,000
Standard MPG
19/25
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit (PIO)

$100 $105

Cold Weather Package

INCLUDES: Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber; Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QPP] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
$705 $750

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Collision Warning System; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Front Cross-Traffic Alert, Intersection Assistant Radar & Camera; Lane Departure Warning System; Predictive Efficiency Assist; Traffic Sign Recognition; Turn Assist
$1645 $1750

Towing Package

INCLUDES: Trailer Towing Prep
$705 $750

Warm Weather Package

INCLUDES: Air Conditioning, 4-Zone; Blinds, Rear; Blinds, Side; Delete: Secondary Ventilation Controls; Driver Seat, Ventilated; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 12-Way Power; Secondary Ventilation Controls
$1504 $1600

Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Tires, Winter; Wheels
$2557 $2720

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter TFSI®

Std Std

Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Audi Exclusive Gloss Finish Body Paint

N/C N/C

Barrel Brown Metallic

N/C N/C

Carrara White

N/C N/C

Florett Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Galaxy Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Navarra Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Night Black

N/C N/C

Orca Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Samurai Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Vicuna Beige Metallic

N/C N/C

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$104 $110

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [LUC] USB Cables (PIO)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

Std Std

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Mobile Phone Prep with Holder and Charger

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, Multi-Touch Screen with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Rear(2), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

CONTAINED IN: [PWZ] Warm Weather Package
Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Comes with One Lightning® & One Type C USB Angled Head Cable; Connection To External Entertainment Devices
$104 $110

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Auto Start-Stop

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.504

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering, Traction Control

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Energy Recuperation, Engine

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Descent Control System AWD

Std Std

Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)

INCLUDES: Roof Rails; Storage Bag
$437 $465

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Paint Protection: Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge (PIO)

$165 $175

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

Std Std

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [QBS] Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)
Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QPP] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
$188 $200

Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)

$169 $180

Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QMS] Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO); [949] Cold Weather Package
$311 $330

Black Cloth Headliner

N/C N/C

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Gray Brown Fine Grain Ash Natural Wood Inlays

N/C N/C

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console And Instrument Panel ; Wood & Leather On Doors; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Privacy Trunk Cover (PIO)

$301 $320

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Ambient Lighting

Std Std

Audi Beam-Rings (PIO)

$423 $450

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Audi Exclusive Gloss Finish Body Paint

INCLUDES: BLACK: Panther black crystal Z9Z, Mamba black met. Y9X, Black cherry pearl Z9X; BLUE: Moonlight blue met. X5R, Dark Sapphire pearl R5W, Night blue pearl Z5D, Firmament blue met. X5B; Blue: Palace Blue Pearl Q83, Ascari Blue Met. X5F, Nogaro Blue Pearl Z5M, Sepang Blue Pearl Y5Q; Blue: Sprint Blue Pearl Z5F, Polar Blue Met. X5Y; BROWN / BEIGE: Espresso brown pearl Z8X, Argus brown met. Y8S, Sand beige pearl Y1R, Siam beige met. Z1W; GRAY: Nimbus gray pearl Z7X, Lava gray met. Z7L, Meteor gray met. Z7H, Monsoon gray met. X7R; Gray: Vesuvius Gray Met. X7J, Suzuka Gray Met. Y7F, Arrow Gray Pearl Z7W, Quarzite Gray Met. K7Q; Green: Sonoma Green Met. X6, Goodwood Green Pearl Z6x, Derby Green Pearl C6s; Paint, Customized; PURPLE: Merlin Purple pearl Z3W, Velvet purple pearl Q87, Venetian purple Z4Z, Cassis purple pearl Z4Y; RED: Misano red pearl Z3M, Tango red met. Y3U, Garnet red pearl Z3F, Piedmont red pearl Z3H; Red: Shiraz Red Met. Y4S, Dark Red Mica RS4
$4512 $4800

Black

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$560 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$47 $50

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense® City

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [PXC] Matrix-Design LED Headlights
Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [98A] Driver Assistance Package
Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Matrix-Design LED Headlights

INCLUDES: Dynamic Rear Indicators; Headlight Control, Active Headlights; Headlights, LED; LED Lights: Daytime Running Lights; LED Lights: Rear Lights
$1175 $1250

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Audi Parking System Radar ; Rear Audi Parking System Camera and Radar ; Side Top View Camera System

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Rear Side Airbags

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbags, 8
$329 $350

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 8-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, 40/20/40 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Metro Gray Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Okapi Brown Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Saiga Beige Leather

N/C N/C

Seat, Power Folding Third Row Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

MP3 Player

Std Std

Nineteen Bose® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

P255/55R19 All Season BSW Run Flat

Std Std

19" Alloy

Std Std

20" 5-Spoke Turbine Design with 285/45 All-Season Run-Flat Tires

$940 $1000

Single Rear Wheels

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 2.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 1.99% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 66 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 2.99% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$1000 Audi announces an Owner Loyalty offer on select models. 06-01-2020