2017 Audi Q7 Crossover Test Drive Review

2017 Audi Q7 Crossover Test Drive Review
- in 2011 first-generation Audi Q7 TDI came into our lives, equipped with a torque-rich, turbocharged diesel 3.0-liter V-6, no longer offered with a diesel engine, a 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four or a 333-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6

- eight-speed automatic transmission, all wheel drive

- extensive use of aluminum, weight savings of more than 700 pounds, still hefty at 5085 pounds

- Audi comes with well-executed MMI infotainment system, cabin with top-notch materials

- top-spec, Prestige model, includes navigation, a touchpad for the MMI infotainment system, LED headlights, a 360-degree-view monitor, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, heated and cooled front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit TFT display screen in the gauge cluster

- $4000 Adaptive Chassis package, a variable-ride-height air-spring suspension and four-wheel steering

- $2400 Driver Assistance package, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking, a lane-keeping assist system

- $500 Cold Weather bundle, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats

- $550 Towing package

- a seven-pin connector for trailer lights ($125)

- $755, cargo cover, floor mats, pre-wiring for a rear-seat entertainment system, and a pair of USB cables for phone charging

- $1500, superficial Titanium-Black Optic package, a blacked-out grille, window surrounds, roof rails, as well as 21-inch 10-spoke wheels wearing Continental ContiSportContact 5 summer tires

- 300-foot skidpad with an eye-widening 0.90 g of grip, stopping from 70 mph required only 155 feet,

- zero-to-60-mph time of 6.3 seconds, and a quarter-mile of 14.7 seconds at 96 mph

Starting Price $55,750
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, all wheel drive
Engine supercharged, intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, direct fuel injection
Transmission 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 333 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm
Displacement 183 cu in, 2995 cc
Wheelbase 117.9 in
Length 199.6 in
Width 77.5 in
Height 68.5 in
Curb weight 5085 lb
Passenger volume 136 cu ft
Cargo volume 15 cu ft
0-60 mph 6.3 sec
0-100 mph 15.9 sec
Top speed 128 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 6.6 sec
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.0 sec
Top gear(50-70 mph) 4.4 sec
Braking (70-0 mph) 155 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 19/25 mpg
C/D observed 19 mpg