amazing driving machine
User review on Audi Q7 written by Anila on 26 March 2014
Anila's review on Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro Premium
Year of Manufacture : 2011 | Driven no. of Kms. : NA
- Pros: The 3.0T Premium Plus with cold & warm weather packages is a wonderful driving machine. It has incredible acceleration and handling for such a small engine loaded into a tank of a vehicle. Styling, the vehicle is extremely eye catching and the car also gets better than average gas mileage compared to other cars in its class. The controls and displays are well placed for easy access and visibility.
- Cons: Audi has some serious catching up to do on the interior and convenience features of the vehicle. Cooled seats are not an option. Independent climate control is a waste of money because everyone control kicks on if one person adjusts theirs. There is no option for truly independent controls in fact even turning the seat heater on turns on the air conditioning (what?). The rear hatch has electronic opening without electronic closing. The memory seat buttons need to be held to go into position if your key memory gets reset so forget about just pushing it once to get into position. The air conditioning vent noise is loud and annoying although the radio does compensate nicely.
The interior is cramped for such a large vehicle. But does not allow for storage or luggage especially when the third row option is used. The seats are not as comfortable. And they do not have as many adjustments to give proper leg support on long drive. As it turns out the features that are most annoying about this vehicle are consistent throughout the Audi fleet and are not constrained to the Q7. But I like the Q7 & I love driving. Unless Audi redesigns their climate controls and in car comfort/conveniences.Truth in Engineering went into the mechanics of the car because several of the human factors in engineering were overlooked.