2008 Audi Q7 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$42,500-$58,600
$39,526-$54,497
13 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Simplified options programs

  • Standard leather seating on 3.6 models

  • Standard power tailgate and third-row seating on 3.6 Premium models

  • Standard Audi navigation with DVD on 4.2 Premium models

  • Additional standard features across the lineup

  • New standard and optional wheel programs
Overview
The Audi Q7 is a 7-passenger SUV. Now in its second year in North America, the Q7 is built on the Volkswagen 4L platform, a derivative of Volkswagen's 7L platform shared with the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. Larger than its German siblings, the Audi Q7 is designed for uncompromised luxury rather than extreme off-road prowess (the Q7 lacks a low-range transfer case). However, with Audi's standard quattro permanent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the Q7 is designed to be an all-weather SUV. For 2008, Audi has simplified many of the options programs and added even more standard equipment.

All 2008 Audi Q7 models come with a 4-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty that includes a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation. Road America provides 24-hour roadside assistance for the first four years of ownership.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Audi Q7 will be offered in four different models: Q7 3.6, Q7 3.6 Premium, Q7 4.2, and Q7 4.2 Premium. All share the identical chassis and standard quattro permanent AWD system. The most significant difference in the models is found under the hood. All 3.6 models are equipped with a 6-cylinder engine while all 4.2 models offer an 8-cylinder powerplant. The designated Premium models feature a longer list of standard equipment and available options.

Standard features on all models include leather seating, full power accessories, and an automatic dual-zone climate control system with multiple temperature sensors. While base Q7 3.6 models feature halogen headlamps and the standard audio system, the 3.6 Premium model upgrades to HID headlamps and a Bose Premium Sound system with 14 speakers and 270 watts of output. A 50/50-split folding third-row seat is optional on the 3.6 models, and standard on all 4.2 versions.

Audi revised the standard wheel package for 2008. All 3.6 and 3.6 Premium models now come with 18-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels. The 4.2 Premium models now come standard with 20-inch twin-spoke wheels. Optional 19-, 20-, and 21-inch alloy wheels are still available on all Premium models.

Powertrain
Audi offers two different powerplants in the 2008 Q7. Standard on the Q7 3.6 is a direct-injection, 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 280 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. When mated to Audi's standard Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission, 2008 EPA fuel economy estimates are 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway. Standard on the Q7 4.2 is an all-aluminum, 4.2-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 350 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. Offered with the same electronically controlled Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission (with slightly different gearing), its 2008 EPA fuel economy estimates are 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway.

Standard across the Q7 lineup, all models feature the latest generation of Audi's quattro permanent AWD system with asymmetrical/dynamic torque distribution, front double-wishbone suspension, and rear 4-link independent suspension. A \"4-Corner\" adjustable air suspension system, with five suspension settings, is optional on all models except the base Q7. Four-wheel disc brakes, with anti-lock control, are standard across the model range.

Safety
The rigid occupant cell of the 2008 Audi Q7 is constructed with high-strength steel, aluminum crossmembers and reinforced 5-mph bumpers. The front passengers in all Q7 models are protected by two-stage, next-generation front air bags. Driver and front passenger seats also feature side thorax air bag supplemental restraints. All seven seating positions offer 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning. Audi's Sideguard Inflatable Curtain air bags extend from the A-pillar and D-pillar on each side of the vehicle to protect passengers from a collision with side glass, accident debris and rollovers, Audi says. The curtain air bag extends the length of the cabin for all three rows of passengers. The Lower Anchorage and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system is standard in all rear seating positions including the third row. The 2007 Audi Q7 was crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It earned 5-star ratings in both frontal- and side-impact testing for both driver and passenger. The all-wheel-drive Q7 earned a 4-star rollover rating from the agency.

Technology
Instead of cluttering the dashboard with endless buttons and switches, many automakers have engineered joystick-like multi-function controls to simplify things. Audi's version is called the Multi Media Interface (MMI). It is standard on all models of the 2008 Q7. The MMI is designed as a single hub for the entertainment, communication, information and control systems of the vehicle. On the Q7, it can control everything from the FM radio station to the vehicle's ride height. All MMI functions are easily accessed by the driver and front passenger through a central control button that can be turned or pressed, and permanently assigned function keys on the dashboard. The standard Q7 3.6 offers a basic MMI system with a monochrome dot-matrix screen. The Q7 3.6 Premium and all 4.2 models are equipped with an enhanced Advanced MMI system with a color-TFT screen.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Simplified options programs

  • Standard leather seating on 3.6 models

  • Standard power tailgate and third-row seating on 3.6 Premium models

  • Standard Audi navigation with DVD on 4.2 Premium models

  • Additional standard features across the lineup

  • New standard and optional wheel programs
Overview
The Audi Q7 is a 7-passenger SUV. Now in its second year in North America, the Q7 is built on the Volkswagen 4L platform, a derivative of Volkswagen's 7L platform shared with the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. Larger than its German siblings, the Audi Q7 is designed for uncompromised luxury rather than extreme off-road prowess (the Q7 lacks a low-range transfer case). However, with Audi's standard quattro permanent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the Q7 is designed to be an all-weather SUV. For 2008, Audi has simplified many of the options programs and added even more standard equipment.

All 2008 Audi Q7 models come with a 4-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty that includes a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation. Road America provides 24-hour roadside assistance for the first four years of ownership.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Audi Q7 will be offered in four different models: Q7 3.6, Q7 3.6 Premium, Q7 4.2, and Q7 4.2 Premium. All share the identical chassis and standard quattro permanent AWD system. The most significant difference in the models is found under the hood. All 3.6 models are equipped with a 6-cylinder engine while all 4.2 models offer an 8-cylinder powerplant. The designated Premium models feature a longer list of standard equipment and available options.

Standard features on all models include leather seating, full power accessories, and an automatic dual-zone climate control system with multiple temperature sensors. While base Q7 3.6 models feature halogen headlamps and the standard audio system, the 3.6 Premium model upgrades to HID headlamps and a Bose Premium Sound system with 14 speakers and 270 watts of output. A 50/50-split folding third-row seat is optional on the 3.6 models, and standard on all 4.2 versions.

Audi revised the standard wheel package for 2008. All 3.6 and 3.6 Premium models now come with 18-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels. The 4.2 Premium models now come standard with 20-inch twin-spoke wheels. Optional 19-, 20-, and 21-inch alloy wheels are still available on all Premium models.

Powertrain
Audi offers two different powerplants in the 2008 Q7. Standard on the Q7 3.6 is a direct-injection, 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 280 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. When mated to Audi's standard Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission, 2008 EPA fuel economy estimates are 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway. Standard on the Q7 4.2 is an all-aluminum, 4.2-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 350 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. Offered with the same electronically controlled Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission (with slightly different gearing), its 2008 EPA fuel economy estimates are 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway.

Standard across the Q7 lineup, all models feature the latest generation of Audi's quattro permanent AWD system with asymmetrical/dynamic torque distribution, front double-wishbone suspension, and rear 4-link independent suspension. A \"4-Corner\" adjustable air suspension system, with five suspension settings, is optional on all models except the base Q7. Four-wheel disc brakes, with anti-lock control, are standard across the model range.

Safety
The rigid occupant cell of the 2008 Audi Q7 is constructed with high-strength steel, aluminum crossmembers and reinforced 5-mph bumpers. The front passengers in all Q7 models are protected by two-stage, next-generation front air bags. Driver and front passenger seats also feature side thorax air bag supplemental restraints. All seven seating positions offer 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning. Audi's Sideguard Inflatable Curtain air bags extend from the A-pillar and D-pillar on each side of the vehicle to protect passengers from a collision with side glass, accident debris and rollovers, Audi says. The curtain air bag extends the length of the cabin for all three rows of passengers. The Lower Anchorage and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system is standard in all rear seating positions including the third row. The 2007 Audi Q7 was crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It earned 5-star ratings in both frontal- and side-impact testing for both driver and passenger. The all-wheel-drive Q7 earned a 4-star rollover rating from the agency.

Technology
Instead of cluttering the dashboard with endless buttons and switches, many automakers have engineered joystick-like multi-function controls to simplify things. Audi's version is called the Multi Media Interface (MMI). It is standard on all models of the 2008 Q7. The MMI is designed as a single hub for the entertainment, communication, information and control systems of the vehicle. On the Q7, it can control everything from the FM radio station to the vehicle's ride height. All MMI functions are easily accessed by the driver and front passenger through a central control button that can be turned or pressed, and permanently assigned function keys on the dashboard. The standard Q7 3.6 offers a basic MMI system with a monochrome dot-matrix screen. The Q7 3.6 Premium and all 4.2 models are equipped with an enhanced Advanced MMI system with a color-TFT screen.
Available Trims for the 2008 Audi Q7
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3.6L (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42500.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name 3.6L Premium (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 48350.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name 4.2L Premium (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 58600.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 5-passenger seating capacity
  • Front bucket seats-inc: 12-way pwr driver seat w/4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable head restraints
  • 40/20/40 split-folding 2nd row seat
  • Full length center console-inc: height adjustable folding front center armrest w/storage, dual cupholders, front/dual rear pwr outlets
  • Rear folding center armrest-inc: integrated cupholders
  • Velour carpeting
  • Front/rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism
  • Manual tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Backlit instrumentation-inc: clock, tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, coolant temp gauge
  • Digital trip odometer w/service interval indicator
  • MOST optical bus connecting infotainment electronics
  • Direct-measuring tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows-inc: 2-stage button, pwr retention, pinch protection, 1-touch up/down at all locations, illuminated driver switch
  • Central locking system-inc: front/rear master switches, LED locked signal, programmable to auto lock at 8-MPH & unlock at engine stop
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: extended range, rolling code, tailgate open, panic function, interior lights, alarm system, integrated folding key
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Remote tailgate release in driver door
  • Universal phone preparation w/Bluetooth technology
  • Multi-media interface (MMI) w/dot-matrix screen
  • Alarm system-inc: theft-deterrent light, engine immobilizer
  • AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD changer
  • Dual zone automatic climate control-inc: (7) temp sensors, sun & pressure sensors
  • Rear window defogger
  • Illuminated pwr glovebox-inc: valet lockout, drink cooling air conditioning
  • Coin holder
  • (4) bottle holders
  • Aluminum inlays
  • Black air vents
  • Left & right dual front sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (4) assist handles w/slow retraction
  • Pwr outlet in cargo area
  • (4) tie-down eyelets w/luggage net
  • Storage-inc: front seatback net pockets, passenger footwell net, tray under passenger seat, storage in all doors
  • 7-passenger seating capacity
  • Pwr heated front bucket seats-inc: 12-way pwr driver seat, 8-way pwr front passenger seat, 4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable head restraints
  • 6-step heated front/rear seats
  • Full length center console-inc: height adjustable folding front center armrest w/storage, dual cupholders, telephone storage, dual front/rear pwr outlets
  • "Fresco" carpet w/multi-color scheme
  • Driver info display-inc: 8-color display, 5-function trip computer, outside temp, auto check system, speed warning device, telephone, radio, navigation, telematics, pictogram display
  • HomeLink transceiver in overhead console
  • Multi-media interface (MMI) advanced w/color screen
  • Rearview camera w/rear acoustic parking
  • Sirius satellite radio-inc: (6) months of service (Late Availability)
  • Satellite radio antenna
  • Wood trim-inc: beltline, center console
  • Aluminum air vents
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Interior light pkg-inc: door pockets, footwell, inside door handles, swiveling reading lights
  • Ambient red lighting in headliner for dash & console
  • 12-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: 2-position driver memory, 4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable head restraints
  • 2-passenger luxurious 2nd row seating-inc: collapsible headrests
  • 50/50 split-folding 3rd row seat-inc: 1-action lowering from rear, dual cupholders, collapsible outboard headrests
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/auto-entry feature
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped heated multi-function steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Advanced key
  • Audi map-based DVD navigation system-inc: voice recognition
  • 270-watt Bose premium sound system-inc: AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD changer, AudioPilot, (14) speakers, 10-channel DSP
  • 4-zone automatic climate control-inc: rear controls, 2nd & 3rd row vents
  • Center overhead console-inc: sunglass holder, front/rear sunroof controls
  • Manual side & rear window sunshades
EXTERIOR
  • Black roof rails
  • Two tone front/rear bumpers w/lower in gray
  • Two tone body sills
  • Black window trim
  • 2-way low/high beam headlamps-inc: light sensor
  • Coming/leaving home-inc: delay on exterior light shut off when exiting vehicle or activating remote entry
  • Front/rear fog lights
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors-inc: RH convex, LED-based embedded turn signals, perimeter lights
  • Privacy glass
  • Front wipers-inc: rain sensor, heated washer nozzles, higher resting position in colder temp to prevent freezing
  • Rear wiper
  • Brushed aluminum roof rails
  • Two tone front/rear bumpers w/lower in contrast paint
  • Brushed aluminum window trim
  • Bi-xenon headlights-inc: light sensor, automatic self-leveling
  • Pwr tailgate w/soft touch open
  • Adaptive bi-xenon headlights-inc: light sensor, automatic self-leveling, retractable headlight washers
  • Body-color auto-dimming folding heated pwr mirrors-inc: 2-position memory, RH convex, LED-based embedded turn signals, perimeter lights
MECHANICAL
  • 3.6L DOHC 24-valve FSI direct-injection V6 engine
  • 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission-inc: OD, dynamic shift program (DSP)
  • Hypoid gear front/rear differentials
  • Torsen torque sensing center differential
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)-inc: electronic differential lock (EDL), traction control (ASR), off-road mode w/hill descent assist
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • Trailer hitch provision-inc: 5500# capacity
  • Independent double wishbone steel spring front suspension
  • Independent 4-link steel spring rear suspension
  • P255/55HR18 all-season tires
  • Inflatable spare tire w/attached compressor
  • 18" x 7.5" twin spoke alloy wheels
  • Servotronic speed-sensitive close-ratio pwr steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)
  • Hydraulic brake assist
  • Tool kit
  • 4.2L DOHC 40-valve FSI direct-injection V8 engine
  • P275/45HR20 all-season tires
  • 20" twin spoke cast alloy wheels
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)
    • Front 2-stage airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, occupant detection
    • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags-inc: 3rd row protection
    • Seat belts-inc: 3-point, pretensioners, front & 2nd row height adjustable upper outboard mounts, front belt force limiters
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear seat lower anchorage & upper tether child seat provisions (LATCH)-inc: 2nd & 3rd row
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)-inc: electronic differential lock (EDL), traction control (ASR), off-road mode w/hill descent assist
    • 5-MPH front/rear bumpers
    • Impact protection-inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • Programmable daytime running lights
    • Crash sensor system-inc: central unlocking, interior lighting on, hazard warning lights on, engine & fuel pump shut off
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