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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi Q7

Overall verdict
A big step on from the old one. Drives well, great cabin environment.


Smooth riding, very composed dynamics, interior design and quality


Not as clever inside as a Volvo XC90


What is it?

The second generation of Audi’s full-size SUV. The last one was a bit of a behemoth, but this one looks, well, not svelte exactly, but it’s certainly done a better job of concealing its size. Looks more like an A8 Allroad than a Q7. 

Underneath it sits on an all new platform (called MLB) which will also underpin Bentley’s new Bentayga SUV, but rather than various over-powered petrols, is pushed along by Audi’s familiar 3.0-litre V6 TDI linked to an eight speed auto. Three rows and seven seats come as standard.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
50 TDI Quattro Black Edition 5dr Tiptronic
6.3s 178g/km 41.5 286 £66,780
The cheapest
45 TDI Quattro Sport 5dr Tiptronic
7.3s 178g/km 41.5 231 £52,735
The greenest
50 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr Tiptronic
6.3s 177g/km 41.5 286 £58,780
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