We’ve read a lot of reviews of the Audi Q7 since its recent debut and read even more about facts and figures. But there haven’t been too many video reviews of it. I find that video reviews are the best way to learn about a car, aside from driving it yourself, obviously. In a video, you can see and hear the car as it moves, get a visual of how flat in corners and how much steering lock is needed to make it go around a corner. Plus, you get the feedback of the driver in real time. So it’s the best way to review a car.
CarBuyer recently reviewed the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI, most likely the volume seller in Europe and should be a big seller in the North American market as well. In the video, Mat Watson explains how this new Q7 is a considerable upgrade from the previous model and could very well be best in class.
He starts out by talking about the looks, which are a considerable upgrade over the previous model, both inside and out. The exterior is sharp and dynamic looking, which is much better than the wagon-esque looks of the previous generation. The interior is simply fantastic, combine rich materials with an upscale and high-tech design. It also comes with some of the best technology in the business.
The driving dynamics are also much improved, according to Watson. With the optional air-suspension, the Audi Q7 rides beautifully, swallowing up bumps with ease. However, it doesn’t get all sloppy in the corners, like most soft-riding cars. In fact, it’s tight and controlled through twisties, showing that Audi worked some magic. This Audi Q7 might be the best riding SUV currently on the market.
The engine is also a treat. The 3.0 TDI engine pulls strong from all revs and is silky smooth. Watson claims that it seems as if the engine is running on melted chocolate, it’s so smooth. It’s also whisper quiet, as well as the rest of the cabin, and is probably the best engine option for the car. The TDI engine not only returned an average of 33 mph, which is quite good for a massive SUV, but allows it to get from 0-60 mph as fast as a VW GTI, according to Watson.
We can’t tell for sure if the Audi Q7 is the best big SUV on the market without driving it and others back to back, but Mat Watson claims this to be his favorite and the spec sheets certainly seems to point to that as well. So, regardless of your preferred SUV, the Audi Q7 should definitely up at the top of your list.