Audi’s new-generation Q7 came completely redesigned, with new look, better engines and tech, but with a higher price. The carmaker priced the base 2017 Audi Q7 at around $55,750, which is 13 percent or $6,500 more than $49,225-base cost for the 2015 model. The new Q7 is surely better than its predecessor, but is it really that much better? Here’s what we think:
2017 Audi Q7: Platform and Suspension Improvements
First of all, the 2017 Audi Q7 rides on a completely different MLB Evo platform, which helps the SUV to shed its weight for around 475 pounds. The new aluminum-intensive body construction from alloy high-strength steels will also improve rigidity, as well as the fuel economy. Our first testing suggests that this is one really agile wagon-like full-size SUV that “dance” down the road better than most of today’s mid-sizers, or even sedans. It has an amazing cornering potential thanks to an outstanding height-adjustable air suspension and correctly-tuned suspension, which additionally improves driving.
Great Features There
The car gets some great safety features like an automatic braking, which is active up to 137 mph. In addition, there is an adaptive cruise control with low-speed autopilot for traffic jam, as well as collision alerts and vehicle assists for blind-spot monitoring system which reacts when you make turning into oncoming traffic, or oncoming cyclist, or even when before opening the doors.
Amazing Tech and Performance
There are also lots of new technologies that can be founded for the first time with any Audi model, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Speaking of the tech, there are plenty of apps that can be controlled via smarthphone (stolen car locating, crash notifications, locking/unlocking). Quietness of the cabin is also very impressive, even with the engine racing at full throttle. Speaking of the full speed, the Q7 TFSI is able to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 6.1 seconds, while the same engine delivers aroun 25 percent better fuel economy.
Need more info, or we are already justified the price increase of $6,500? We think that the 2017 Q7 really worth every dollar.