Audi Q7 Prestige Combines Understated Elegance With Peerless Performance

The term “understated luxury” could have been coined for the Audi Q7 3-row SUV. Without fanfare the Q7 has become a top seller in this segment.

The exterior is a seamlessly smooth muscular profile brought together up front with the familiar exquisitely complex Audi grille and Matrix design LED headlamps.

Inside and out, the Q7 pampers. From the electronic soft-touch opening doors to the expansive leg, head and shoulder room, sumptuous Valcona Cricket leather seating –heated and cooled ventilation with massage – this car screams “the BOSS is here!”

And as one would expect from the VW family that includes high performance purebreds Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, the new Q7 is no wallflower on the road — or even without a road with standard AWD. A standard 3.0 liter turbo V6, with 48 volt mild hybrid, propels this 5000 pounder to 0 – 60 in about 5.9 seconds and can tow an impressive 7,700 lbs.

The ride quality is regal astride 20 inch wheel and air suspension. At around $74,000 for the Audi Q7 Prestige, the power hungry are willing to trade up to over $90,000 for a 500 horsepower SQ7.