Used Vehicle Review: Audi Q7, 2007-2014 -

History/Description: Audi’s big luxury ute hit the market for model year 2007, offering six or eight-cylinder power, Quattro AWD, unique looks, and an Audi-built competitor to comparable machinery from Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Acura, Volvo, BMW and... A heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring (dubbed Audi Side Assist) were also available, as was the brand’s cutting edge MMI interface with central command knob. Engines / Trim: Initially, Q7 launched with power from a 4. 2L V8 or a 3. 6L V6 – both gasoline, with power topping out north of 300 horses. Standard and Premium versions were available with either engine, and Quattro and an automatic transmission were standard. From model year 2009, the 3L TDI V6 joined the powertrain lineup, and from 2011, the 3. 6L and 4. 2L gasoline engines were replaced by a higher-efficiency 3L supercharged V6, while the TDI engine remained. Note that 3. 0 TFSI models are gas powered, and that 3. 0 TDI models got the diesel mill. What Owners Like: Owner reviews typically see the Q7 rated highly in all aspects of confidence during inclement-weather driving, with traction, braking, stability and even the lighting system rated well. Source: