Audi Q7

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How much does the Audi Q7 cost to run?

The 3.0L diesel is the most economical Audi Q7 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Audi Q7 3.0L diesel costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does almost 49 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty BMW X6 3.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 35, which is lower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L diesel, but higher than the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Hyundai Santa Fe has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model3.0L diesel4.1L diesel5.9L diesel
mpg31 - 48.728.5 - 30.725
emissions150 - 239242 - 262298
tax£160.00 - £555.00£555.00 - £570.00£570.00
insuranceGroup 35 - 46Group 46 - 47Group 50

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Audi Q7: How big is the boot?

The Audi Q7 has a below average boot space (593 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 4 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 5 large bags or 5 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 6 large bags with its 889 litres.

Is the Audi Q7 easy to park?

The Audi Q7 is very middle of the road - it fills 82% of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Mitsubishi Shogun.

This car is actually 277mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Audi Q7 has the best performance?

The fastest Audi Q7 from 0-60, is the 5.9L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 1000 lbs/ft torque and 500 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X5 3.0L diesel, which will beat your Audi Q7 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel4.1L diesel5.9L diesel
zeroTo626.3 -
torque450 - 600760 - 8001000
bhp204 - 286340500

What size caravan or trailer, can the Audi Q7 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Audi Q7 4.1L diesel which has 800 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 3500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.