HERNDON, Virginia – The all-new 2017 Audi Q7 SUV is on sale now at Audi dealerships, starting at $55,750, including a $950 destination charge, for the base Premium model.
The pricing reflects a $6,500 increase over the outgoing 2015 Q7.
The midrange 2017 Q7 Premium Plus is priced at $59,750, and the top-of-the-line 2017 Q7 Prestige starts at $65,250. Both prices include shipping.
Targeting a long list of competitors, including the BMW X5, Infiniti QX80 and Porsche Cayenne, the seven-passenger 2017 Q7 enters the fray with all-new sheet metal and new technologies.
The Q7 shed 475 pounds in the redesign and now features “clean and simple lines,” according to Audi of America. Exterior cues include LED daytime running lights, aluminum roof rails and LED taillights.
The cabin gets an improved interior space with more headroom, legroom and shoulder room in the second and third rows. A standard panoramic sunroof, three-spoke steering wheel and three-zone automatic climate control are among the highlights.
Options include a full-color head-up display, Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System and Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display that uses Google Map images.
The all-wheel-drive 2017 Q7 is equipped with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
The new compact five-link suspension layout creates more cargo space in the rear. Buyers can also select an optional air suspension system and all-wheel steering.
Tech and driver-assistance options include Night vision assistant with pedestrian and large animal detection, which is available for the first time on the Q7.
Turn assist can detect the risk of oncoming traffic when making a left turn at an intersection, and vehicle exit assist warns the driver when vehicles or cyclists are approaching from the rear as the vehicle doors are opened.
Standard Audi Pre-Sense city detects cornering and stationary vehicles at speeds of up to 52 mph and initiates full braking when a potential crash is detected.
Edmunds says: The 2017 Q7 gets a significant price increase compared to the previous model, but the long list of improvements likely justifies the expense.