2022 Audi Q7 the renewal that will happen to the Audi A7 is starting to feel a little longer in gear, especially when compared to new SUVs from brands like Q8. Audi is not stupid, so it has prepared a visual and technological refreshment for its biggest family carrier, which was announced on Wednesday.
Aesthetically, the biggest change is to the front end. Q7 is now more like a sibling who is more expensive but smaller, Q8. The front end will work in the entire Audi SUV lineup, like it or not.
Furthermore, the rest of the body manages to look more chiseled and smooth. Q7 has never really been the most handsome vehicle in its class, but now it starts to get to the point where it can give the BMW X5 / X7 and Porsche Cayenne who run off their money.
Among the more interesting technological improvements in the electronic active coil stabilization system which can be had as an option.
This is possible thanks to the lightweight 48-volt hybrid system, similar to what was found in Q8. Four-wheel steering is also an option, as is the adaptive air suspension – although it is standard on the seven-seat model.
After a complete refresher for the 2022 model year, Q7 2021 sails with a few changes.
Blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic warning is now a standard feature and the Premium model Comfort package now includes a heated steering wheel and a 360-degree exterior camera system.
Mid-range Premium Plus gets an optional Executive package that combines the contents of the Cold Weather, Warm Weather, and Driver Help models of 2022 into one.
The prestige model now comes with a leather-wrapped armrest and center console and gets a heated back seat as standard.
2022 Audi Q7 Interior
In the interior with a minimalist and contemporary design combined with a lot of technology and exceptional comfort and quality built, a Q7 cabin is a special place.
Beautiful materials and designs highlight the interior of the Q7, as does the intelligent layout of the controls and comfortable seats that feature adequate support and adjustments.
The entry-level Premium version is well equipped, and the number of high-end features can be very luxurious at higher trim levels.
Like most three-row SUVs, there isn’t a ton of cargo space in the Audi cargo area when all the seats are used.
But it has available space compared to its main rival, and the rearmost row can be quickly raised or lowered through power control, which makes operation of the middle row rather awkward.
With all the chairs stored, Q7 2019 has room for 25 suitcases of our luggage, as a result, we hope the 2021 model fits.
Inside the cabin, things that are typical of Audi, which say beautiful and well thought out. The interior of the Q7 looks very bad like the Q8, although it is more spacious, according to an Audi press release.
The material also seems to follow the typical Audi tradition of quality and frankness, it seems like a beautiful place to spend time.
A major update to the Q7 cabin, of course, is the addition of Audi’s new MMI Touch Response infotainment series, which replaces a pair of large touch screens instead of the brand’s old multi-controller wheels.
We have been very reluctant in favor of dual screen systems, but Audi has done its homework, and this arrangement has worked well in applications such as the A8 and Q8 sedans.
It’s sharp, well-organized, and visually impressive enough that he won the 2019 Roadshow Shift Award for Cabin Tech of the Year.
2022 Audi Q7 Tech
This very charming tech on the Q7 comes standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen and a smaller 8.6-inch screen located underneath to adjust climate settings and vehicle settings.
Depending on whether you enjoy using the touch screen while driving, you might find the new system fun or nasty.
Our staff is divided, but Audi is busy adding this new infotainment system to its ranks; it can be found in the A6, A7 and A8 sedans, as well as the Q8 SUV. All 2021 Q7 models are also equipped with a Virtual Cockpit digital display gauge, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration.
Audiophiles can enjoy several audio options, topped by a Bang & Olufsen system with 23 speakers and 1920 watts of juice.
2022 Audi Q7 Engine
On this side of the engine is a big decision between a “45” turbo-four power train and a “55” turbocharged V-6 option is a difficult decision – and something we like to give to individual buyers – but the choice of Premium Plus trim levels is a no-brainer.
Moving from the Premium to Premium Plus base adds a lot of comforts, including a stereo surround sound system, a smartphone wireless charging pad, a folding power exterior mirror with memory settings, 20-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, and a doorway that lights inlays.
We will also welcome the new Executive package, which adds, among other things, adaptive cruise control, lane guard assistance, four-zone automatic climate control, 12-way front seats that can be adjusted for power and ventilated which are heated, heated rear seats, and all-weather floor mat.
For 2022, Audi retains the old 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine but adds a new 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged system that uses a 48-volt hybrid system to produce 335 horsepower, and this powertrain does not change until 2021.
When we tested the Q7 in 2022 with the new turbo V-6, we recorded a fast 5.0-second zero-to-60-mph time, which was slightly faster than the mechanically similar two-row Q8 SUV.
Despite being large, when the Q7 is equipped with optional performance tires on 21-inch wheels, it feels low and supple, like a pumped sports car. The optional air suspension adjustment, paired with the additional dexterity of the four-wheel steering, makes the Q7 surprisingly engrossed in reaching for the winding back roads. It also rose quite smoothly.
2022 Audi Q7 MPG
Discussing MPG is not surprising, the V-6 powertrain comes with worse fuel savings. EPA’s fuel efficiency rating is 17 mpg cities, 21 mpg highways, and a combined 18 mpg, which accounts for 2 mpg down across the board when compared to the four-cylinder turbo model.
When we can test a drive in the 2021 Q7, we will test its efficiency on the 200-mile highway fuel-saving test route.
We expect the four-cylinder Q7 to return the same results as the 2017 model we tested, which produced 26 mpg on our 200-mile highway loop.
2022 Audi Q7 Price and Release Date
Audi hasn’t yet mentioned what the price of the new Q7 is, or when we will see it in the dealer showrooms here in the US, but we know that it will be sold in Europe in mid-September 2019.
- Premium 45: $ 55,945
- Premium Plus 45: $ 58,195
- Premium 55: $ 61,795
- Premium Plus 55: $ 64,795
- Prestige 55: $ 72,995