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Audi Q7 review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Audi Q7 should be a good match for its rivals when it comes to fuel economy and emissions

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£66,795 to £111,465
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Running a large, premium, seven-seat SUV is never going to be cheap, but the latest Q7 shouldn’t break the bank thanks to efficient diesel engines and the weight-saving regime Audi put the car through during development.

The TFSI 55 manages 26.6-27.7mpg depending on specification, while producing 233-240g/km of CO2. Audi, under WLTP testing, claims both the 45 and 50 V6 TDI diesels can deliver around 34-35mpg, with CO2 emissions at 209-214g/km. In using the latest WLTP method, it does mean these figures should be achievable in everyday driving. However, it puts the Q7 in the highest possible 37 per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bracket for company car users.

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The Audi Q7 sits high-up on the CO2-weighted first year tax scale, and consequently costs a lot in first-year road tax (VED). You’ll pay slightly more for the petrol engine than for the diesels, but these figures are usually rolled into the on-the-road-price rather than being an additional fee to consider.

Insurance groups

While you won’t pay over the odds at the pumps by SUV standards, insurance bills will be steep. The regular Q7 falls into groups 41-43, depending on your chosen engine and trim. Not surprisingly, the SQ7 is in the highest insurance group 50.

In comparison, all variants of the Range Rover find themselves in group 50, while the BMW X5 ranges between groups 45-50. 

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Depreciation

Our experts estimate that the Audi Q7 will hold onto between 55-61 per cent of its initial value at trade-in time after three years and 36,000 miles - depending on the engine and trim level. The 50 TDI Black Edition finds itself at the top end of this scale.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    45 TDI Quattro Sport 5dr Tiptronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £58,685

Most Economical

  • Name
    45 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr Tiptronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £64,210

Fastest

  • Name
    SQ7 TFSI Quattro 5dr Tiptronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £79,060
Executive editor

Paul was employed across automotive agency and manufacturer-side sectors before joining Auto Express in 2020 as our online reviews editor. After a brief sojourn at a national UK newspaper, Paul returned as executive editor where he now works closely with our commercial partners.

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