The 2023 model has not been comprehensively crash-tested, but the NHTSA's safety review of the SQ7 for the rollover test returned a good result of four stars out of five. 2021 Q7s were additionally tested for side crash integrity by the authority and scored full marks in this category. In the IIHS' 2023 Audi Q7 review, the SUV emerged with only Good crashworthiness scores, the highest rating, but its headlights were rated as Poor.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The SQ7 covers all the bases with an advanced airbag system (including rear side airbags, a feature not often equipped to even pricier models), traction and stability control, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and a rear-view camera coming as standard. Driver assistance features on the base model include Audi adaptive cruise assist with traffic jam assist, Audi pre sense front, Audi pre sense basic and rear, a top-view camera system, and side assist with rear cross-traffic assist and vehicle exit warning. The Prestige trim adds a head-up display and traffic sign recognition, and has access to night vision assist with thermal imagery.
|Audi SQ7 Trims||4.0T Premium Plus quattro||4.0T Prestige quattro|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
The Audi Q7 family has faced its fair share of recalls, and J.D. Power gives it a disappointing rating of 68/100 for quality and reliability; it must be noted that the SQ7 hasn't specifically been rated, though. Over the years, the NHTSA has issued various recalls for the Audi Q7 range. The 2022 SQ7 was recalled twice for a faulty rearview camera display, while 2021 models have three additional issues, including a rear axle that may be misaligned, a seatbelt locking retractor malfunction, and an engine cylinder bore surface that may develop cracks. So far, there have been no recalls for the 2023 SQ7.
Audi will back the SQ7 with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, a similar warranty for the powertrain, and four years of roadside assistance.