The new Q7 receives new engine, advanced technology, interior upgrades, and a facelift.
Audi’s excellent large SUV has undergone an all-encompassing update for 2020. The Q7 will share the same 3.0L TFSI V6 engine with the Q8, and will pump out 335 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2020 increases the torque by 44 lb.-ft. over the previous generation, and is definitely a noticeable jump. The 8-speed automatic transmission shifts quicker and smoother, and works very well with the low-end torque of the twin-scroll turbocharger nestled in the ‘V’. The 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds is actually impressive due to the size of the Q7.
The Q7 is availabe with the popular adaptive air suspension and provides the driver with standard Drive Select modes, as well as five selectable ride height levels. Audi’s proven Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard, and all-wheel steer is also available. The optional tow package allows the Q7 to tow a maximum of 7,700 lbs.
The Q7 was also the benefit of a facelift, altering the large grill up front to a more dominant stance. New 19-inch star-design wheels with all-season tires are now standard, which is a very nice addition. Audi also offers 20, 21, and 22-inch wheels, the latter coming with summer performance tires.
Inside, the interior has undergone a gorgeous re-design, including a sleek air vent strip that runs along the whole dashboard. Some standard interior features include a panoramic sunroof with an electric shade, shift paddles, and heated front seats with power lumbar adjustments.
The new MMI touch response system gets rid of the clustered knobs and buttons, and replaces them with two large, high-resolution touch screens. A Wi-Fi hotspot, weather updates, and voice control sweeten up the technology inside, and Audi offers a wealth of options depending on which trim level you decide on.
Audi offers a multitude of standard Driver Assistance Systems including lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and a new system that alerts the driver if the Q7 detects inactivity. Available driver assists include a top view camera, intersection assist, turn assist, and traffic sign recognition.
MSRP prices below are before the $995 destination fee.
|2020 Audi Q7 55 TFSI quattro||3.0 TFSI® V6||$60,800||$63,800||$71,200|