The Audi Q7 returns for 2013 essentially identical to the outgoing model, with only a few changes. Chief among them is a bump in power output for the 3.0L clean-diesel TDI V6 offering, which now does 240 horsepower. Audi claims the engine is now 55 pounds lighter than the unit it replaces, with fuel efficiency increased 12 percent from 17 mpg and 25 mpg city/highway to 19 mpg and 28 mpg, respectively. Additionally, a rear seat entertainment system is now available and Atlantis Blue replaces Mugello Blue Pearl Effect as an exterior color.
Excellent multimedia interface; two new, more efficient gasoline engines, available TDI clean diesel engine option; luxurious interior amenities; excellent handling
The Q7 packs a lot of safety and luxury features into a large SUV. It's longer than almost any other luxury SUV, with lots of room for seven passengers in comfy leather seats. The NHTSA bestowed a 5-star crash-test rating on the Q7, and the IIHS granted it "Top Safety Pick" status. Opting for the TDI clean diesel engine adds extra value in the form of fuel economy, with estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Select a 2013 Audi Q7 trim level
Utility 4D 3.0 Premium AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 Premium Plus AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 Prestige S-Line AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 TDI Premium AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 TDI Premium Plus AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 TDI Prestige AWD
Utility 4D 3.0 TDI Prestige S-Line A