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Three rows of luxury.

2019 Audi Q7 Review | CarMax

If you're on the hunt for a well-appointed crossover with solid engineering and a streamlined design, add the 2019 Audi Q7 to your must-drive list. With three comfortably plush rows of seating for six or seven, flexible cargo options, and capable all-wheel drive (AWD), the Q7 will please even the most discerning driver. You'll love the attention to detail and technology integration. And its versatile design and intuitive ergonomics are in a package dressed to impress. Here's what you'll learn in this 2019 Audi Q7 review:

Key Specs & Features

  • Every trim level includes a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles, power tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column with memory.
  • Standard, heated eight-way power front seats and four-way power-lumbar-adjustment for the driver, and three-zone automatic climate control.
  • Two engine options are available: a 2.0L, four-cylinder outputting 248 horsepower or a 3.0L six-cylinder delivering 329 horsepower. And every Audi Q7 is equipped with all-wheel drive.
  • Three rows are standard with seating for six or seven, depending on the middle-row configuration, with a power 50/50-split-folding third row.

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5 Reasons to Buy

1. OUTSTANDING TOWING CAPACITY

The aluminum and high-strength steel frame pairs with the Audi Q7's powerful 3.0L six-cylinder engine, combining forces for outstanding towing capacity. When properly equipped, this SUV can tow an estimated 7,700 pounds with the 3.0L engines.1 With the optional towing package, the Q7 includes a trailer hitch receiver and is pre-wired for a brake controller. Ready to head out to the open roads for a camping adventure or to the lake for a breezy ride? The Q7 has you covered.

2. TWO POWERFUL ENGINE OPTIONS

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You get the choice of two power trains with the 2019 Audi Q7 and you can't go wrong either way. The base model starts with a 2.0L turbocharged engine running at 248 horsepower. The upgraded 3.0L engine generates 329 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque, making this Q7 a capable partner for both work and play. The former, a four-cylinder workhorse, provides ample acceleration in this sleek ride. And with six rocking cylinders, the larger engine is supercharged.

3. ELBOW (AND KNEE AND HEAD) ROOM

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The 2019 Audi Q7 provides plenty of cargo space for groceries, DIY projects, plants and flowers, and more. A generous 14.8 cubic feet of space (with all the seats up) surrounds you. When configured for maximum volume, you'll have an eye-popping 69.6 cubic feet of space behind the front row at your disposal. Add the optional roof rack and throw a stand-up paddleboard or canoe on top and you're ready to drive until the map turns blue.

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4. AVAILABLE TITANIUM-BLACK OPTIC PACKAGE

If you really want to leave an impression, this is the 2019 Audi Q7 you want. The exterior window trim and door is wrapped in black and roof rails in matte black. The 21-inch five-spoke-blade wheels are high-gloss black. Go with the Prestige trim kitted out with the Titanium-black optic package and your Q7 becomes a stealth vehicle.

5. NIGHT VISION ASSISTANT

The thermal-imaging camera stowed behind the badge on the front of the 2019 Audi Q7 is designed to detect pedestrians and large animals at a range of up to 100 meters. The system finds a pedestrian, for example, and highlights the person in yellow on the display. Whether you're navigating busy city streets or cruising country roads in the dark, this feature offers more confidence on the road.


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What You Need to Know

2019 Audi Q7 Trims

Premium

The bar is set high with the 2019 Audi Q7 Premium right out of the gate, starting with the choice between two turbocharged engine options: a 248-horsepower 2.0L engine and a 329-horsepower 3.0L engine.

The Premium trim level includes:

  • Audi's driver-assistance pre-sense® basic and pre-sense front packages
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power-folding third row
  • Hands-free tailgate

Premium Plus

Take a step up to the Premium Plus, which builds on the features of the Premium trim and then some. Want more technology and convenience? The Premium Plus delivers with features like:

  • 3D Bose® Surround Sound System
  • Digital driver information screen
  • Audi side assist with Audi pre sense rear
  • Top view camera
  • Wireless phone charging

Prestige

The powerful 329-horsepower 3.0L engine is standard on the Prestige trim, and gorgeous 20-inch 10-spoke wheels adorn your tires. The luxurious, top-of-the-line Prestige Edition also adds:

  • Heads-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Vented front seats
  • Lane-keep and park-steering assist
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Traffic sign recognition

Interior Colors

2019 Audi Q7 Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The Audi Q7 seats six to seven passengers with three comfortable rows. Interior seating color options include:

  • Black
  • Cedar Brown
  • Murillo Brown
  • Nougat Brown
  • Pistachio Beige
  • Rock Gray

Exterior Colors

  • Carrara White
  • Cobra Beige metallic
  • Florett Silver metallic
  • Glacier White metallic
  • Galaxy Blue metallic
  • Navarra Blue metallic
  • Night Black
  • Orca Black metallic
  • Samurai Gray metallic

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The Bottom Line

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If you crave luxury in a sleek performance package, the 2019 Audi Q7 is the SUV for you. From the pursuit of adventurous hobbies to everyday trips to the grocery store, you'll find the Audi Q7 could be the puzzle piece that fits into your on-the-go lifestyle. Even the base model includes a plethora of comfort features and will not disappoint drivers looking for a sporty, capable, roomy ride.

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