What's New for 2012:
- Power increased by 8 horsepower for the base 3-liter engine
The 2012 Audi Q7 is a full-size, 7-passenger luxury SUV available in three trim levels and a clean-diesel version. Its curb weight is 5,500 pounds, which is large for its segment. All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard, as are 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, roof rails, and a power liftgate with programmable opening angle.
Standard features on the Audi Q7 include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated 12-way power front seats, leather upholstery, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, reclining 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, multimedia interface, and an 11-speaker sound system that includes satellite radio. Third-row seating provides limited space for adults.
Higher trims of the 2012 Audi Q7 offer adaptive Xenon headlights, LED running lights, panoramic sunroof, rearview camera, front parking sensors, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors, driver memory functions, navigation system, and Bose surround-sound system with HD radio and DVD audio capability. A Warm Weather package offers a deep-tint panoramic sunroof, 4-zone automatic climate control, and manual sunshades for rear doors and tailgate.
Under the Hood
The Audi Q7 is powered by a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 engine rated at 280 horsepower in the 3.0T trim and by a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 engine in the S line trim that boosts power output to 333 horsepower. All Q7s are fitted with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. A TDI version of the Q7 is powered by a 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 engine rated at 225 horsepower.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi Q7 are:
- Q7 with either 3.0-liter engine: 16/22/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Q7 with clean-diesel TDI engine: 17/25/20 mpg
Standard safety features on the 2012 Audi Q7 include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, a battery of air bags, and rear parking sensors. A blind-spot monitoring system is standard on the highest trim level. Second-row side air bags are available on all trim levels.
In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Q7 received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Q7 received "Good" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-crash protection.
|3.0T Premium (Tiptronic)||8 speed automatic||$46,250||280-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||16/22|
|3.0 TDI Premium (Tiptronic)||8 speed automatic||$51,450||225-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||17/25|
|3.0T S line Prestige (Tiptronic)||8 speed automatic||$59,950||333-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl||16/22|
$39,075–$40,475 Base MSRP
18/24 MPG City/Hwy
$45,235–$46,825 Base MSRP
30/28 MPG City/Hwy
$43,700–$52,000 Base MSRP
16/21 MPG City/Hwy
$59,800–$59,800 Base MSRP
14/20 MPG City/Hwy
$35,985–$49,585 Base MSRP
16/23 MPG City/Hwy