Kelley Blue Book: 2018 Audi Q7 "Has it All"

The largest and flagship SUV might have been revamped in 2017 for a second generation, but that was just the beginning for the 2018 model year. See what the experts at the vehicle research and valuation authority had to say about our Bavarian automaker's full-size luxury three-row, seven-passenger crossover, and you'll see what we mean.

For one, says KBB, the new Audi Q7 offers a dynamic drive that "stands out," owing in part to the turbocharged 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder base engine added alongside the supercharged 333-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 offering, ready to shell out 273 pound-feet of high-performance torque to the latter's 325. But we can get an idea of where else the recent reviewer might have enjoyed it.

The new Q7 incorporates, for instance, the celebrated eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, geared in close ratio for some of the smoothest shifts around. For another example, it builds in a five-link independent front and rear suspension, all-wheel steering capability, and Audi drive select -- the makings of a ride tailored to your specifications. Standard quattro® AWD, 7,700-pound towing ability, and zero-to-60-mph acceleration in 5.7 seconds, the writer follows up, "feel like icing."

Secondly, KBB.com asserts, Q7 is a showcase of "sophisticated, future-is-here" technology. Step into the driver's seat, and it's immediately apparent. Driver-assist technology is comprehensive and wraparound, ranging from Audi pre sense® city, front, and rear to assist features for active lane management, rear cross-traffic, turning, traffic jams, and collision avoidance.

Plus, MMI® infotainment comes standard, along with an available Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your smartphone and control it in-dash. There's an optional head-up display and Audi connect® for driving information integration, and Bang & Olufsen 3D audio puts the finishing touches on drive-time entertainment.

What does this bode for, say, the new 2019 Audi Q7, already making a statement here on Temecula Center Drive? How does the Q7 lineup compare with long-time rivals like Infiniti QX60, Acura MDX, and BMW X5? Take either for a test drive today here at Audi Temecula, and we think you'll agree with the industry authority that it's the luxury SUV of choice for you.

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