With three rows of seats and lithe handling, the 2023 Audi Q7 is a family SUV with some sports sedan in its DNA.With three rows of seats and lithe handling, the 2023 Audi Q7 is a family SUV with some sports sedan in its DNA.

It will satisfy those with high-end and high-tech tastes, too, as its cabin is lined with premium materials and a host of digital goodies.Audi Q7

A 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. A more powerful 335-hp turbocharged V-6 is optional and unlocks the Q7's maximum 7000-pound towing capacity.

Even with the optional air suspension and rear-wheel steering system, the Q7 won't quite keep up with the Porsche Cayenne on a twisty road.Audi Q7

The Q7 inherits the more powerful 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain from the A4 sedan. This setup, used in models designated 45, has a 12-volt hybrid system.

he Q7's fancy LED matrix headlamps are now optional on the Premium Plus trim and standard on the Prestige, the latter of which also receives a new remote parking feature.

The Convenience package in Premium and Premium Plus models now includes adaptive cruise control with lane centering, and a new faux-leather dashboard cover is now an option too .Audi Q7

A 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder with a 12-volt hybrid system is standard and should satisfy all but the most discerning drivers.Audi Q7

Those seeking to maximize power will be more interested in the turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that uses a 48-volt hybrid system to make 335 horsepower.Audi Q7

Despite its bulk, when the Q7 is fitted with the optional performance tires on 21-inch wheels, it feels low and lithe, like a pumped-up sport wagon.

The adjustability of the optional air suspension, paired with the added agility of four-wheel steering, makes the Q7 surprisingly fun to flog down a twisty back road.

The EPA fuel-efficiency ratings for the V-6–powered model are 17 mpg city, 21 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. The turbo four-cylinder model has not yet been rated.Audi Q7

We expect the four-cylinder Q7 to return results similar to those of the 2017 model we tested, which delivered 26 mpg on our 200-mile highway route .Audi Q7

With its minimalist, contemporary design matched with loads of technology and excellent comfort and build quality, the cabin is a special Audi Q7place.

Beautiful materials and design highlight the Q7's interior, as do the intelligent layout of its controls and the comfortable seats that feature both ample support and adjustability.

Entry-level Premium versions come nicely outfitted, and the abundance of upscale features can get supremely luxurious in the higher trim levels.Audi Q7

But its available space is comparable with its key rivals, and the rearmost row can be quickly raised or lowered via power controls Audi Q7

which makes up for the middle row's somewhat clumsy operation. With all seats stowed, the Q7 had room for 25 of our carry-on suitcases.Audi Q7

The Q7 comes standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and a smaller 8.6-incher located below that to control climate and adjust vehicle settings.