The Audi Q7 and SQ7 enter 2021 newly refreshed, with both models getting a fairly substantial update inside and out this year.
All models have seen their prices increased by between $1000 and $1400. That also means the 50 TDI S Line is priced identically to the new 55 TFSI S Line.
The Q7 is no longer Audi’s flagship SUV with the arrival of the Q8, though it’s currently the only way to get a three-row SUV with the four-ring badge.
- 2021 Audi Q7 45 TDI Quattro: $103,300 (+$1400)
- 2021 Audi Q7 50 TDI Quattro: $114,300 (+$1400)
- 2021 Audi Q7 50 TDI Quattro S Line: $121,300 (+$1400)
- 2021 Audi Q7 55 TFSI Quattro S Line: $121,300
- 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI Quattro: $162,500 (+$1000)
All prices exclude on-road costs
The 2021 Audi Q7 is available with two different diesel engines and one petrol engine in Australia, all with 48V mild-hybrid technology, while the SQ7 has its own unique diesel engine.
Standard in the 45 TDI is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine producing 170kW of power and 500Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.3 seconds.
The 50 TDI models also use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel six, although they produce 210kW and 600Nm and hit 100km/h in 6.5 seconds.
The 55 TFSI, new for 2021, uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6 developing 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque and with a 0-100km/h time of 5.9 seconds.
The flagship SQ7 uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 engine producing 320kW of power and 900Nm of torque, good for a 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds.
All Q7s feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, automatic stop/start and all-wheel drive.
Braked towing capacity on all models is 3500kg, with a ball weight of 350kg.
The 2021 Audi Q7 consumes 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle in 45 TDI guise, 6.8L/100km combined in the 50 TDI, 9.4L/100km in the 55 TFSI and 7.6L/100km in the SQ7.
The 2021 Audi Q7 measures 5063mm long, 1741mm tall, and 1970mm wide (2212mm wide including the mirrors).
The 2021 Audi SQ7 measures 5067mm long and 1743mm tall, though it has the same width dimensions as the Q7.
The 2021 Audi Q7 requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
In addition to a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Audi offers a five-year service plan package that’s priced at $3,190 in the Q7 and $3910 in the SQ7.
When it was tested by ANCAP in 2015, the Audi Q7 received a rating of five stars.
It received an adult occupant protection score of 94 per cent, child occupant protection score of 88 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 70 per cent and a safety assist score of 76 per cent.
All 2021 Audi Q7 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning and pedestrian detection, as well as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, safe exit warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning and front, side and curtain airbags.
There’s also turn assist, which monitors oncoming traffic when turning right at low speeds, and intersection crossing assist which monitors traffic ahead of and to the side of the vehicle at speeds of up to 30km/h.
The 45 TDI comes standard with the following features:
- 10.1-inch and 8.6-inch touchscreens
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
- DAB+ digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- 10-speaker sound system
- 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go and traffic jam assist
- Surround-view camera
- Adaptive air suspension
- Semi-autonomous parking assist
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Keyless entry and start
- Power tailgate
- Matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and adaptive high-beam
- Leather upholstery
- Power-adjustable heated front seats
- Power-folding heated exterior mirrors with heated washers
- Tri-zone climate control
- Ambient lighting
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Paddle shifters
The Premium Plus package adds:
- 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
- Four-zone climate control air-conditioning
- Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
- Rear privacy glass
- 21-inch alloy wheels
A panoramic glass sunroof is a standalone option.
Over the 45 TDI, the 50 TDI adds the following:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Electric steering column adjustment
- Head-up display
- Four-zone climate control
- Panoramic glass sunroof
The Bang & Olufsen premium sound system is optional on the 50 TDI. It’s standard on the 50 TDI S Line and 55 TFSI S Line, which also add:
- 21-inch alloy wheels
- Rear privacy glass
- Colour adjustable ambient lighting
- Stainless steel pedals
- Front sports seats
- Valcona leather upholstery
The SQ7 adds:
- 22-inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive air sport suspension
- Dynamic all-wheel steering
- Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light
- Soft-close doors
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
A Dynamic package for the SQ7 adds a Quattro sports differential and active roll stabilisation, while the SQ7’s Sensory package adds:
- 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
- Alcantara headliner
- Ventilated and massaging front seats
- Leather-wrapped dashboard
- Heated outboard rear seats
- Air quality package with two fragrances and cabin air ionisation