Don't expect V12 performance levels here; the Audi Q7 is a big car, which takes its toll on performance figures, but most will find that this Audi offers more than enough performance for everyday driving. The Audi 7-seater SUV is powered by two engine options; a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. The 3.0-liter engine produces a healthy 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and will do the 0-60 sprint in only 5.7 seconds. The BMW X5 in 40i guise will do the same sprint in 5.3 seconds. The 2.0-liter 45 TFSI will take 6.7 seconds for the same sprint, and both Q7 derivatives will top out at 130 mph. Both configurations send power to all four wheels. These SUVs can also tow a fair bit: the 45 TFSI Q7 has a towing capacity of 4,400 pounds when properly equipped, while the 3.0-liter 55 TFSI will increase that number to a useful 7,700 pounds. Considering its substantial weight, the Q7 puts in a good effort, especially in 55 TFSI configuration, and most will be more than happy with the way this SUV moves.
Audi USA offers the Q7 with two engine choices. Unfortunately, there's no TDI diesel option, but in its place are two highly capable gas-powered engines that deliver substantial thrust. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. The 2.0T engine offers adequate power across the rev range and impressively little turbo lag. In town, driving is a pleasure, and there is enough poke on the highway to get you into your lane of choice. The top-tier engine is the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder. This 3.0T delivers a chunky 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Power delivery is strong throughout the rev range and is silky smooth as well. Torque delivery in town is perfect for zipping in and out of traffic and turns this Q7 into a bit of a highway bomber. This engine is paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The eight-speed transmission in both trims performs flawlessly and feels intuitive when asking for the next cog.
|Audi Q7 Trims||Audi Q7 Engines||Audi Q7 Horsepower||Audi Q7 Transmissions||Audi Q7 Drivetrains||Audi Q7 MPG/MPGE|
|Premium 45 TFSI quattro||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||261 hp||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||21 MPG|
|Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||261 hp||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||21 MPG|
|Prestige 55 TFSI quattro||3.0L Turbo V6 Gas||335 hp @ 5700 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||20 MPG|
|Premium 55 TFSI quattro||3.0L Turbo V6 Gas||335 hp @ 5700 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||20 MPG|
|Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro||3.0L Turbo V6 Gas||335 hp @ 5700 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||20 MPG|
Carrying a lot of weight around means that the 2023 Audi Q7 suffers in terms of gas mileage. Even with the smaller capacity 2.0-liter four-banger under the hood, things don't look too good for the Q7. The EPA rates that the 2.0-liter Q7 will achieve mileage estimates of 19/25/21 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles. That is quite thirsty for such a small-displacement engine. Stepping up to the 3.0-liter engine sees that number dip by 1 mpg combined to 18/22/20 mpg, which is a minimal price to pay for all that extra performance. The BMW X5, with its 3.0-liter engine, will manage a better 21/26/23 mpg in RWD guise and 21/25/23 mpg with AWD. All models are fitted with a 22.5-gallon fuel tank, so owners can expect a maximum range of between 450 and 472 miles. As far as gas type is concerned, the Q7 will only accept Premium-grade fuel.
|Audi Q7 Trims||Premium 45 TFSI quattro||Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro||Prestige 55 TFSI quattro||Premium 55 TFSI quattro||Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro|
|Audi Q7 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||19/25||19/25||18/22||18/22||18/22|