When it comes to luxury SUVs, the Audi Q7 has long been one of people’s top choices in the segment. Sitting at the top of Audi’s line-up when it comes to size, the Q7 offers quite a bit of utility, all wrapped in a stylish package. For 2023, Audi has continued to make updates to the Q7, including some new standard features inside and out. So, is the Audi Q7 still the king of the luxury SUVs? Keep reading to find out!
What’s New for 2023
- Updated 45 engine
- Expanded Matrix LED headlight availability
- Remote Park Assistant Plus now on 55 models
- 45/55 Premium offer ACC with lane guidance on Convenience Package
- Updated interior and exterior design options.
Premium -> Premium Plus -> Prestige (55 powertrain only)
Audi has continued to build on what has already been a stylish and popular design, so there won’t be any notable changes to the exterior of this 2023 Q7. Audi’s signature octagon grille is the focal point of this striking vehicle. If you opt for the black optic package, the grille and other trim pieces will come with black accents. All Q7 models will come standard with full-LED headlights, with Audi’s Matrix LEDs standard on the 45 Premium Plus and above. Fog lights will not be available.
Heading to the side of the Q7, you will find each trim level with a different set of wheels, ranging from 19 all the way up to 22-inch alloy options. These wheels will cover 13.8-inch vented disc brakes in the front and 13-inch vented discs in the rear. Up to the mirrors, you will find power folding and heated mirrors with blind spot monitoring as standard, with auto dimming if you opt for the Premium Plus and up. The side retains the same design from last year, measuring in at 199.3-inches. The rear of the car has not seen any updates and continues to offer full LED taillights with dynamic turn signals and no exposed exhausts on all trims. Towing is rated at 4,400lbs for the 45 powertrain and 7,700lbs for the 55.
The Q7 will be equipped with Audi’s 4 year, 50,000 mile basic warranty and a 4 year, 50,000 mile powertrain warranty. The Q7 for 2023 will come standard with all of Audi’s basic safety systems, including:
- Forward emergency braking, rear auto braking, and auto high beam headlights
- Drivers Assistance package: Standard on Premium Plus and above:
- Lane keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
Next, we’ll head to the interior, where Audi has continued to create a refined, luxury environment.
To get inside this 2023 Audi Q7, smart entry and push button start will be standard on all trims. All models with the 55 Powertrain will have stand remote smart park abilities as well. Interior Materials are available as listed below:
- Real leather std: in Black, Saiga beige, Okapi brown, Metro Gray
- Luxury Package with Valcona leather: Black, Saiga Beige, Okapi Brown, Metro Gray
When it comes to trims, there will be a variety of options with many types of wood available. The seats will be standard memory with 8-way power with 4-way lumbar, and the Luxury Package will come with 18-way with massaging abilities. For 2023, there is now more extended leather throughout the cabin, with options to add even more with the Luxury Package.
Legroom: 41.7-inches | Headroom: 39.9-inches
The 2023 Q7 will have a standard 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit 2.0 digital display with a heads-up display on the Prestige trim. Sitting in front of the gauges will be a leather wrapped, power adjusting steering wheel that can be heated with the Executive Package. The Q7 will come with an electronic shifter and standard paddles. Rain-sensing wipers are standard on all trim levels, with wireless charging being standard on the Premium and Premium Plus.
Technology will be plentiful within the Audi Q7’s cabin, with standard three-zone automatic climate and heated seats on all trims. Ventilation and 4-Zone climate will come standard on the Prestige or Premium Plus Executive Package. When it comes to speakers, the Q7 has two premium options with the 730-watt, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system or the even more powerful 1920-watt, 23-speaker, Bang and Olfsen Advanced 3D Sound System. At the center of the Q7’s cabin is a large 10.1-inch primary display on all trims, with a 360-camera on the Premium Plus and above. A secondary 8.6-inch display will be situated below the primary one. A backup camera with parking sensors is standard along with wireless Apple CarPlay, and wired Android Auto. An auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink remotes and panoramic moonroof is standard on all trims.
The rear seats will continue to capitalize on the Q7’s design, with 38.8-inches of legroom and 38.8-inches of headroom. Rear vents with climate controls are standard for the second row, with heated outboard seats on the Prestige trim. Captain’s chairs are not available; however, you will find sunshades on the Prestige or Premium Plus Executive Package. For the third row, passengers will be pleased with 29.2-inches of legroom and 35.9-inches of headroom with not many other amenities to mention. The tailgate will be hands free power opening as standard. For cargo, there is 14.8 cubic feet behind the 3rd row, 37.5 cubic feet behind the 2nd row, and 71.6 cubic feet as a maximum.
Powertrain & Driving Impressions
There are two powertrain options on the Q7, and the 45 has seen some updates and refinement for 2023:
- TFSI 45:0T I-4 | 261 (+13) hp | 273 lb.ft
- TFSI 55:0T V-6 w/ Mild Hybrid | 335 hp | 369 lb.ft
The Q7 has standard Quattro AWD with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy for the 2023 Q7 will be 20/25/22 MPG for the 45 and 18/23/20 MPG for the 55.
The Q7 continues to be a very smooth car to drive. The available drive modes offer the ability to have some fun, yet continuously offers one of the quietest cabins in the segment. We are pleased to see optional rear steering and standard adaptive suspension on the Presitge trim level. To get an in-depth perspective on our full driving impressions and more, watch our full review down below!
The MSRP is stated for the base engine for each trim, all of which have taken a jump upwards.
Premium 45: $58,200
Premium Plus 45: $62,900
Prestige 55: $74,000
Overall, the Audi Q7 continues to impress when it comes to luxury and value, keeping up with some stiff competition in its segment. This vehicle has aged quite well, keeping it as one of the most beautiful luxury SUVs out there. With other new players in the market such as Genesis making great strides when it comes to luxury and value, it will be interesting to see how the Q7 holds up!