With highlights such as numerous advanced safety features, luxurious and quiet interior, a strong performance, and a cutting-edge technology, the 2018 Audi Q7 is perhaps the most established three-row luxury crossover in the SUV class today. In fact, it is so darn excellent that it has managed to be one of our top picks. Its release date should be expected sometime during the latter half of 2018.
The redesigned Q7, after a one-year hiatus, has finally come back better and more refined than ever before. It looks and feels bold and sophisticated and previous users will definitely love it. This will be the first redesign the Q7 has had ever since it debuted in the segment almost a decade ago.
Although it seems a long time, the changes and redesigns in the new model are worth the wait. Notable changes are conspicuous throughout its interior and exterior facets, it has imposing angular lines, a sharper-looking style, and comes with a profile of a wagon. Inside, you’ll notice notable dissimilarities from the previous model in terms of technologies and surface materials as well.
It might be Audi’s biggest crossover SUV, but you’ll be surprised at how friendly it is to drive, and how it zips around corners. It offers an impressive view of the road ahead and with the adaptive air suspension system and four wheel drive fitted, it will be hard to differentiate it from a sedan as it becomes appealingly nimble around turns.
The impress doesn’t stop there. This might be the only crossover SUV of its size that can almost drive itself. It’s almost seamless data collection from cameras and sensors can (if you let it) maintain speed, monitor proximity of other vehicles on the front, back and sideways, and even read speed limits on city or highway limits. Talk about technology, eh!
Besides relieving you from a long-distance tedium, it is ultimately geared towards a full autonomy. High-quality materials are used extensively in the cabin and help it to maintain its luxury status. You get exceptional comfort regardless of the cruising distance. And even with its massive weight, it still manages to boost its fuel economy relative to its competition. Audi also says the new model has shed few hundred pounds, and with such a feat comes several benefits such as better handling and steering, and fuel economy, too.
As things stand, nitpicking can only yield a less voluptuous cargo capacity as the only drawback to owning a Q7. Notable rivals in the segment include the 2018 BMW X5, the 2018 Volvo XC90, 2018 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the 2018 Acura MDX.
2018 Audi Q7 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the new 2018 Audi Q7 is a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine good for 333 hp and 325 lbs. ft. of pounds. This power is then sent to all the four wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission system.
With the Adaptive Chassis package fitted, the 2018 Audi Q7 should be able to saunter from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds – an impressive feat considering it is a three-row crossover SUV.
When it comes to EPA projections, expect solid ratings of 25/19/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Audi says the 2018 Q7 maximum towing capacity stands at 7,700 pounds.
Offered Trims – 2018 Audi Q7
The seven-passenger 2018 Audi Q7 is offered in Prestige, Premium, and Premium Plus trim models.
Exterior Changes & 2018 Audi Q7 Interior Redesigns
Exterior colors to expect include Carat Beige Metallic, Tofana White Crystal Effect, Ink Blue Metallic, White Glacier Metallic, Gray Graphite Metallic, Night Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, and Argus Brown Metallic. These are some of the colors our moles have been able to ascertain their availability. However, the full list should be expected on its release date or a few weeks before.
Standard accessories and features available for the base 2018 Audi Q7 Premium trim includes LE taillights and running lights, frontal collision warnings, automatic wipers, roof rails, 19” alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, power-folding heated mirrors, and xenon headlights.
2018 Audi Q7 Release Date & Price
Its release, according to various sources, should be anticipated in the latter half of 2018. As for the 2018 Audi Q7 price, all pointers allege to an MSRP starting at $54,800, about $6,500 more than the model it is replacing.