Quick Facts to Know: 2018 Audi Q7

November 12, 2018 by Jack Nerad

The 2018 Audi Q7 is a three-row luxury crossover SUV that competes with BMW X5, Lexus RX and Volvo XC90.

The Q7’s second generation began with the 2017 model year. For 2018 the changes in the midsize SUV are minimal — the addition of proximity-sensing key as standard equipment across the line and some trim-level equipment changes.

Here’s a quick outline of the Q7’s specifications

  • The 2018 Q7 is built on a modular Audi platform


  • The 2018 Q7 starts at $49,900 plus a $975 destination charge.
  • Top-of-the-line Prestige models start at $56,400 plus a $975 destination charge and can top $60,000 with options.
  • The 2017 Q7 started at $49,000 plus a $950 destination charge.


  • The 2018 Q7 is available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
  • No hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric powertrains are available.
  • The range-topping Prestige model comes equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Bose 19-speaker sound system, Audi “virtual cockpit” configurable instrumentation and top-view parking camera system.
  • All models come with a four-year/50,000-mile vehicle limited warranty and 12-year limited anti-perforation warranty.
  • All-wheel drive is standard on all models.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels are standard on Premium trim; 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels are options. Twenty-inch alloy wheels are standard on the Prestige trim.



  • The 2018 Q7 has a 117.9-inch wheelbase, 199.6-inch overall length and a 77.5-inch width.


  • The base engine in the Audi Q7s is a 252-horsepower turbocharged four cylinder. The optional engine available in Premium and Premium Plus trims and standard in the Prestige trim is a 333-horsepower supercharged V6.
  • The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 273 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0-liter V6 engine produces 325 pound-feet of torque.
  • No hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric powertrains are available.
  • All-wheel drive and selectable driving modes are standard on all models.
  • The Q7 uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.


  • Maximum towing capacity for a 2018 Audi Q7 is 7,700 pounds.


    • EPA fuel economy estimates for the Q7 with both the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the 3.0-liter V6 engine are the same: 19 mpg in city driving, 25 mpg in highway driving and 21 mpg combined.


  • All Q7 models are equipped with standard airbags, including head-curtain airbags for all three rows and thorax side airbags. Standard safety equipment also includes pre-collision detection with auto braking, blind-spot monitoring, vehicle exit assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
  • Optional safety and driver-assistance technology includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane-keeping assist, collision-avoidance assist, left-turn assist and traffic-sign recognition.


  • The standard infotainment system includes a 7-inch display, voice recognition, Bluetooth, HD Radio and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen also provides the display for the standard rear-vision camera. The standard sound system has 10 speakers and a single CD player with MP3 playback capability.
  • An 8.3-inch infotainment system with integral navigation, real-time traffic information and SiriusXM satellite radio is optional.
  • A Bose 19-speaker sound system with 558 watts is standard in the Prestige trim level.


Comfort & Convenience

  • The Q7 has five 12-volt power outlets.
  • All trim levels come with two USB ports in the center console.
  • The Q7’s rear liftgate is power operated.
  • Leather seating is standard across the line. Heated front seats are standard in Premium and Premium Plus trims. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard on the Prestige trim.

Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Audi.

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