Audi Q7 review - Interior, design and technology
The latest Audi Q7 boasts a bold look and a luxurious, hi-tech interior
The Q7 benefited from a comprehensive facelift in 2019, bringing a sharper, less ungainly exterior and a cool, high-quality interior to the mix. The largest SUV in Audi’s range now appears much better proportioned than before, appearing wider and more handsome.
Inside, the overall feeling is akin to that found in the similar Audi Q8 SUV; an expansive, angular dashboard houses the brand’s latest dual-screen infotainment system and another screen behind the steering wheel in place of traditional dials, while swathes of leather trim and quality plastics help lend an expensive feel.
As is expected in this class, there’s a staggering array of technology crammed into the Q7 – either as standard or to be found on the lengthy options list. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital dials, sat-nav, a 36-month subscription to Audi Connect, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, a reversing camera and lane-departure warning are all fitted as standard. The options list is expansive and expensive, offering goodies like a 360-degree camera system and remote parking assist.
The Q7's interior benefits from a luxurious and attractive layout. The dashboard has a modern, almost minimalist design and is constructed using the kind of classy materials typical of Audi. Features like the optional panoramic glass roof add a further touch of luxury.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
The Q7 has lots of premium kit. LED headlights, cruise and four-zone climate control come as standard, as do heated electric seats, Bluetooth, keyless go and sat-nav. Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit, which adds a screen in front of the driver, is standard across the range.
The Technology Pack is a roughly £3,000 option, but it does add a number of useful extras. These include a 360-degree parking camera, park assist with parking aid plus, extended ambient LED interior lighting and a 17-speaker, 16-channel, 730-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.
In this review
- 1Audi Q7 reviewThe Audi Q7 luxury SUV is practical and packed with hi-tech features, while it's still capable enough of mixing it with premium rivals
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Audi Q7 offers a superb engine lineup, rides beautifully and has buckets of grip and traction
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Audi Q7 should be a good match for its rivals when it comes to fuel economy and emissions
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe latest Audi Q7 boasts a bold look and a luxurious, hi-tech interior
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSeating for seven, an enormous boot and good towing ability make the Audi Q7 a practical SUV
- 6Reliability and SafetySafety kit is up there with the best, while numerous shared parts should boost Q7's reliability