The 2014 Audi Q7 is a full-size luxury seven-passenger SUV is offered in three trim levels: 3.0T Premium and Premium TDI 3.0TS line Prestige. The premium comes standard with alloy wheels 18-inch, adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights and turn signals, parking sensors, roof rails, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, the dual-zone automatic climate control, the leather upholstery, heated eight way power front seats, the hand wheel tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split second row seat and auto-dimming mirror. Technology features include the Bluetooth phone connectivity and a sound system with 11 speakers with CD player, the satellite radio and an iPod interface. The 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Premium gets 19-inch wheels and additional exterior chrome finish.
Opt for the Premium Plus package adds a panoramic sunroof, rear view camera, front parking sensors, auto-dimming and power folding exterior mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, driver memory functions, Audi multi Media Interface (MMI) with a 7-inch screen, Audi Connect, the navigation system with voice control, 14 -speaker Bose surround-sound audio with HD radio. The 3.0TS line Prestige includes equipment above and adds 20-inch wheels, special exterior design details, a warning system of blind spots, ventilated front seats and warm-weather package, including a panoramic high dye sunroof, four-zone automatic climate control and manual sunshades in the rear doors and tailgate.
Additional features of the Prestige line S can be added to the IDT through an essentially identical Prestige option package. Other options include a Q7s Prestige fitted adaptive air suspension, 21-inch wheels, the adaptive cruise control, a camera system corner view, a 14- speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and interior trim package S line. Some of the features offered at levels higher finish are available on the lower trim. Optional on all models are rear side air bags, an entertainment system for rear seat, tow package and cold weather package, which adds the heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The 3.0T engine power base serves respectable step in the 2014 Audi Q7, while the more potent S -line version provides extra power without penalty at the gas pump. However, our choice is the TDI turbodiesel, which is even faster drive around town and usually has better fuel economy.
Prodigious weight Q7 is evident when you get behind the wheel, and is not the easiest to maneuver SUV, luxury crossover in confined spaces. However, if you find a way back into this great Audi, will reward you with surprisingly quick reflexes. Some consumers find that the Audi Q7 rides a little too firm with your suspension settings as standard. The option of air suspension Prestige trims broadens the appeal of this crossing, as you can select a wide setting to suit your mood.
2014 Audi Q7 Interior
The interior of the 2014 Audi Q7 is Audi, part of the course, which means a panel cheerfully designed with quality materials throughout. The front compartment is clearly built around the driver, creating a cabin feel like that is unusual in an SUV. The MMI electronics interface has logical menus and crisp graphics, but still prefer BMW iDrive and Mercedes ‘ COMAND for ease of use in general. The application is Audi Connect, which provides a connection to the vehicle, 3G WiFi, Google Earth data to the navigation system and simplify the search of Google POIs are included. Adult size passengers have plenty of space on the first two rows of the Q7, but the third row is suitable for children only. Cargo space is on par with the competition, with only 72.5 cubic feet of space with the second and third rows folded flat-almost the same as a Honda CR- V.
2014 Audi Q7 Engine
Powering the 2014 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium and Premium Plus is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 295 pound- feet of torque. The most powerful version of this engine 3.0TS line cranks out 333 HP and 325 lb- ft of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission and the four-wheel drive are standard. In performance testing a 3.0T premium went from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds-the average time for this segment. EPA estimated fuel economy for both versions of the 3.0T is an impressive 18 mpg combined. The Audi Q7 TDI is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 that produces 240 horsepower and a robust 406 pounds -feet of torque. The eight-speed automatic also reports for duty here. The fuel economy is estimated at a laudable 22 mpg combined.
2014 Audi Q7 Security
Standard safety features on the 2014 Audi Q7 include anti-lock brakes, stability and the traction control, side airbags for front seats, side curtain airbags and rear parking sensors. The camera is standard on Premium Plus and Prestige trims, while a warning system is standard blind spots in the Prestige. Side airbags in the second row are optional on all models.
In brake testing, the 3.0T came to a stop from 60 mph in 132 feet, which is long for SUVs class. The Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety gave the 2014 Audi Q7 the highest rating in its frontal offset test and side-impact moderate overlap.