Powering the 2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium and 3.0T Premium Plus is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, a 3.0T Premium went from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for both versions of the 3.0T is 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway). The Q7 is best on the open road. It is whisper-quiet on the inside and has surprisingly quick reflexes that make this big crossover seem smaller than it really is.
The 2015 Q7's interior is par for the course with Audi, which means plenty of top-notch materials and a well-designed dashboard layout. The front compartment is clearly built around the driver, creating a cockpit-like feel that's unusual in a large SUV. The MMI electronics interface boasts logical menus and crisp graphics.
The 2015 Audi Q7 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights with LED running lights, LED turn signals and taillights, rear parking sensors, roof rails, a power liftgate (with programmable opening angle), heated mirrors, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power heated front seats (with four-way lumbar), a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, burl walnut inlays, a sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split second-row seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The 3.0T Premium Plus add a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, front parking sensors, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a color trip computer, driver memory functions, blind spot monitoring, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with HD radio and an upgraded version of MMI ("MMI navigation plus") with a 7-inch display screen, a navigation system, voice controls and Audi Connect (enhanced Web-based navigation and information services along with WiFi hotspot capability).
As for space, adult-sized passengers will have plenty of it in the Q7's first two rows, and they'll appreciate that the second-row seats both slide and recline to enhance long-haul comfort. The third row, however, provides less legroom but plenty of space for smaller passengers.
Standard safety features on the 2015 Audi Q7 include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and rear parking sensors. Front parking sensors, a rearview camera and a blind spot warning system are standard on the Premium Plus and Prestige trims.