Audi’s Q7 is a big, meaty slice of German engineering, a 5,200-pound, seven-passenger crossover that lustily consumes the open road.
From behind the wheel, the Q7 feels exactly like the large, powerful rig it is. It’s a road-going machine, designed to cover large distances and rugged conditions. Because it’s an Audi, ride and handling is a sizable cut above the norm.
The Q7 cabin earns top marks for style, materials quality and ergonomics. Audi’s MMI electronics interface presents the usual learning-curve issues, but is easier and safer to use than the current crop of touchscreen systems.
The Q7 offers a rare combination of drivability, functionality and comfort. Crossover buyers seeking something out of the ordinary would do well to shoot it a glance.
Cargo capacity is the weak link in the Q7 chain, with a total capacity of about that of a compact crossover.