2017 Audi Q7 Car Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

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Car expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach test drives the 2017 Audi Q7, a family-friendly ride with improved body lines, more space, and amazing technology. Check out the video car review!

2017 Audi Q7

 

Check out the spacious interior. The 2017 Audi Q7 is available optionally with longitudinally adjustable second-row seats and an electronic-folding third seat row. The luggage compartment with a capacity ranging from 890 to 2,075 liters (five-seater) (31.4 to 73.3 cu‑ft) and flat luggage compartment floor, along with the standard electric tailgate that can be opened with a kicking motion, making loading and unloading baggage and shopping a convenient affair. All seats in the second and third rows can be supplied optionally with Isofix/iSize fixtures for child seats. Together with the front passenger side, up to six child seats can therefore be installed in the new 2017 Audi Q7.

To make sure the kids arrive in safety, the new 2017 Audi Q7 comes equipped with the latest assistance systems. These include Audi pre sense city as standard – an anticipatory warning and emergency braking function to avoid accidents and protect pedestrians – and also collision avoidance assist, turn assist and exit warning.

On longer drives, parents will find that time flies by with the latest infotainment and connectivity offerings. The new operating concept with the large touchpad MMI alligntouch and natural-language voice control means the system can be operated with intuitive ease. Rear Seat Entertainment with a 10.1‑inch Audi tablet is available optionally; it connects digitally to the car. Over a million apps, games, films, music tracks, audio books, e‑books and Office applications are available on the Audi tablet. After the trip, the user can take the Audi tablet with them for use offline or on an external WiFi network.

For the perfect 3D interior sound there is a Bose sound system or a Bang & Olufsen high-end version.

Outside Design and Technology:

New 3 dimensional grill
Cleaner lines with a muscular look.
Quattro – 100% all wheel drive- not optional
1/3 greenhouse 2/3 body side with a blade design to change contrast
This visually lifts the visual center of gravity.
Quattro is attributed on every car.
Tailpipes are now trapezoidal in shape, more masculine looking.
Light signature is a double pointed arrow (exclusive to Q7)
Rear tail light design updated as well to be recognizable with sequential turn signals.

Inside design and architecture
New horizontal emphasis with a wrap-around design in piano black.
Driver orientation is redesigned and an updated MMI all interior body line leads toward the driver and instrument cluster.
New widescreen interface screen, new hideaway design- 8.3″ center display
3rd row and 18 way adjustable seats
Bang and Olufsen 3D audio system- motorized speakers hide away
Virtual cockpit offers precision cutting edge graphics and digital animations. 12.3″ TFT LCD display. 3D navigation pis with media, phone and Audi Connect. This is a driver centric cockpit design.

Invisible light sources are quite striking at night, the very thin ambient lighting is color adjustable.

4-zone climate control in a clean screen with easy to utilize knobs.
All offers improved utility with superior ergonomics and enhanced comfort.

Full folding 60/40 split rear seating

 

Vehicle Dynamics:

Chassis dynamics
New platform with intelligent chassis
500 lbs lighter, the results are improved driving dynamics.
5-link front and rear suspension gives a compact design for optimized handling and steering responses.
Air suspension improves the comfort on the road.

All wheel steering increases maneuverability and car control. Also allows you to get in tight areas easily. This reduces the turning circle from 40.7″ to 37.4″.

Roof rack recognition knows if there’s a load on the roof. It’s connected to the ESC system so it alters the yaw and handling to improve grip on the road.

Rear axle steering, high level air suspension, and damper controls give more precise handling. Adaptive chassis package offers Air suspension and rear axle steer as an option.

Brake torque vectoring keeps control of the car in tight corners and on ramps.

All season tires with run-flats

Innovative assistance systems
31 assistance systems
12 information
9 intervention and assist
10 protective

 

Driveline:

2.0L Turbo
333 hp /325 torque
TFSI 3.0T
0-60 5.7
130 mph top speed

Future 3.0L Diesel engine
Audi drive select- 14 technologies

On and off road mode, raises chassis with airbag suspension only
Audi pre-sense

New park button on shift selector

New benefits with new chassis:
High ride comfort
High driving performance
Precise steering
Tighter radius at low speed
Low fuel consumption

New Multi-Media Interface (MMI)
New haptic feedback touch pad with handwriting and gestures
3-D graphics and animations
Audi Connect wifi
Fewer keys with faster reactions and New hi-res graphics.
Pinch to zoom in/out

Quick control changes on the steering wheel including navigation and view change.
Touch pad- left click- right click logic

Central connect app with smart watch integration:
Apple Car Play and Android Auto includes a comprehensive suite of apps, social communications, geo fencing, IXRIX XD traffic
MMI connect app- directs to the car directly. Lock/unlock, fuel economy, fuel level. Current, mileage, service notifications, and car location with walking directions.

 

Competes:

X5
GLE
Cayenne
Volvo XC-90
Touareg

 

2017 Audi Q7 Pricing:

starts at $54,800

 

Cars in dealerships in January 2016.

 

Watch more of Lauren’s Reviews:

2017 Audi Q7
2016 Jaguar XF
2016 Range Rover TD6 & Sport
2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid
2016 Nissan Titan XD
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Chevy Camaro
2016 Honda Civic
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
2016 BMW 740i & 750i
2016 Mazda CX3
2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Audi A6 & S6
2016 Audi S7
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug In
2016 KIA Sorento
2016 Honda HRV
2016 Honda Pilot
2015 Ford Edge Sport

 

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Destination: Napa Valley
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

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