2018 Audi Q7
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2018 Audi Q7

For those who love luxury vehicles, who might need a bit more seating and cargo space, the Audi Q7 is the vehicle for you. The 2018 Q7 carried over much of what made the 2017 revamp so beloved. The sleeker, streamlined body only hinted at the mechanical and technological upgrades the luxury vehicle received. Though its evolution might have been slow and subtle, the facelift the vehicle has received over the past decade has definitely been for the better. As its largest crossover SUV, Audi’s Q7 is nothing less than an innovative conquest. The 2018 model has a dynamic driving nature, sophisticated tech, and an undeniably beautiful interior.

The third-row luxury vehicle is roomy, especially in the first and second rows. Head and leg space is abundant, allowing for a comfortable and enjoyably driving experience. The third row, though it claims no major acreage, is far less compact than in previous models and far more accessible than the third rows of many major SUVs. The third-row accessibility tech on the Q7 folds and lifts the second-row seats on both the driver and passenger sides, allowing for a quicker, smoother entry to the third row. As expected, the seven-seat Q7 is entirely leather-bound with a recast dash.

Standard now in the Q7 is what one might expect of a secondary trim in mainstream models. Its
Premium edition features heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, a power tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof. A 7-inch display centers the car and allows you to control the 10-speaker AM/FM/CD/HD radio with inputs for USB connectivity and SD-card insertion. The option for Bluetooth pairing and connectivity can also be accessed from this center screen. This trim-level also offers plenty safety features as well. Those features include Audi Pre-Sense and Pre-Sense city, which monitor the street for traffic and pedestrians.

With the next trim, called Premium Plus, Apple Carplay and Android Auto are available for phone-mirroring. This trim level, though it does tack on $4,000, seems the most economic, considering it provides a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, 3D Bose premium audio system, and a convenient power-adjustable steering column. If you’re truly looking to spend a pretty penny, then the top-line Prestige level is where you’ll end up. It’s equipped with a V6 engine, 19-speaker Bose audio, full LED headlights and 20-inch wheels. Here you’ll find the Virtual Cockpit, a system that upgrades your car’s dash to an immersive futuristic display that ultimately transforms the driving experience itself. Options include a superb Bang & Olufsen audiophile system, Driver Assistance Package with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, adaptive suspension, and a rear-seat entertainment package.