2010 Audi Q7 Review
The Audi Q7 is the only crossover SUV on offer by German car maker, Volkswagen. It can seat a maximum of seven passengers, and offers 6 speed automatic petrol or diesel engine variants. All standard models come equipped with 3.6 L VR6 FSI engine that can produce 276hp at 6200 rpm.
A recent face lift includes exterior changes such as new lights, wheel designs, chrome accents, updated body styling, and availability of new paint colors. Inside, Audi engineers have refurbished Audi Q7 with new cluster of instrument, new leather seating, ambient door lightening, interior color choice, and an advanced multimedia interface that has been a trademark of Audi vehicles. All US models are now equipped with a SIRIUS traffic system.
Apart from standard engine specifications, Audi Q7 2010 model is also available in a more powerful 4.1 L V8 turbo engine that is able to generate 335hp. Still, most popular among experts is its 3.0 TDI clean diesel engine which can harness 225hp, and 406 lb-ft of torque. This diesel engine can provide approximately 20mpg of fuel efficiency.
Although unconfirmed, some reports have also suggested that new Audi Q7 TDI offers 29mpg at 72.5mph while reducing carbon emission by almost 234g/km. Every model includes a manual shift control maneuvered by a powerful all-wheel-drive system.
For new buyers, there are four trim levels to choose from. Even the base 3.6 premium trim offers a variety of incentives ranging from leather upholstery, dual zone climate control, and MMI system to a power liftgate. For those who want a SIRIUS navigation and fancy surround sound music system, they will have to opt for an upgraded premium plus trim level.
When it comes to define the term, fully loaded, prestige trim level hits the bulls eye with xenon headlights, and voice activation capability customizable with opt-in features like second row captain’s chair, panoramic sunroof, and adaptive cruise control.
Safety in Luxury
While sitting inside the new Audi Q7, one feels an aurora of luxury protruding from every element of its design. At night time, quality equipment, and control instruments are lit by soothing red light emanating from every corner. Kids will love the choice of third row seating which can also be folded to make room for an impressive 88.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
Specially designed latch system is equipped with ratcheting mechanism that suits all child restraint seats. Furthermore, six airbags include next generation supplemental restraint as well as occupant sensors providing additional head, and chest protection.
The adjustable air suspension system and all-wheel-drive capabilities offer greater driving control on steep curves. Although, Audi Q7 have been rated highly by consumers, but its fuel efficiency is not going to win it any prizes.
Furthermore, a load of features has made this SUV heavier than some of its counterparts, which also means that drivers should expect bumpier rides on very rough roads. Nevertheless, an impressive choice of amenities combined with quality features makes the new Audi even more attractive than its already popular predecessors.