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2008 Audi Q7 Review

This review was written when the 2008 Audi Q7 was new.

The Q7 ranks in the top half of its class for delivering distinctive elegance, spacious cargo room, and lots of safety features. However, price that can climb to $60,000 may turn off some luxury SUV shoppers.

Our analysis shows that the 2008 Audi Q7 is luxurious with striking exterior styling, but the SUV's performance can't compensate for its weight. Also, a number of reviews find the striking exterior to be strikingly unattractive. Still, the Washington Post calls the Q7 "a wondrously luxurious machine, beautiful in presentation and performance." For 2008, the SUV remains virtually unchanged, though it does get a few new standard features.

The Audi Q7 has four available trims: the 3.6, the 3.6 Premium, and the 4.2 Premium. The Premium trims features the same performance package as their regular counterparts but have different interior and exterior elements.

  • "The Q7 may be the new leader of the pack, but the pack still follows uncomfortably close to its heels. It is much closer to SUV heaven than to the hell of live-axle trucks, but it is not quite the aged-straight, single-barrel, gold-medal stuff we sip in our dreams." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Audi's new Q7 manages it all, effectively blending luxury and space with prowess both on and off the pavement." -- Road and Track
  • "Yeah, 60 grand is a lot to pay for a family car, but instead of having two or three vehicles in the driveway, it might be worth putting your whole automotive budget into this pleasure machine." -- U.S. News
  • "Audi's base Q7 is an eye-opening statement about how much unexpected driving delight an automaker can pack into a utility vehicle at an unexpectedly low -- hardly cheap, however -- price." -- USA Today
Review Last Updated: 2/18/09

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