The current generation of Audi’s mid-size SUV may be among the oldest models in the class but it still offers a design that makes it pretty competitive in every aspect. That’s why the Ingolstadt company won’t rush with changes – the 2023 Audi Q7 is about to continue in the same way, without more important updates. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see things like new standard features, new color options and similar things.
Therefore, you may count on an SUV that still has a lot of things to show. We like the Q7’s stylish interior, as well as a pretty smooth ride and composed handling. At the same time, the list of standard and available equipment is pretty generous, while some of the engines are pretty capable. Still, the current model isn’t without flaws, as it comes with a pretty tight third row, while the fuel economy isn’t impressive either.
We expect that the 2023 Audi Q7 release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2023 Audi Q7 Design
As we already mentioned, the Q7 is one of the oldest models in the class. The current generation has been around since 2016 but keep in mind that the 2020 update, brought a lot of interesting novelties, particularly in terms of the styling. Considering all this, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Audi Q7 will continue with the same styling, though we wouldn’t be surprised if we see things like new color options.
The mechanical aspect will also remain the same. This model shares a lot with other mid-size crossovers from the VW Group, based on the MLB platform, such as VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne etc. We like the fact that air suspension if part of the standard equipment, which ensures a super comfortable ride, but keeps this large SUV pretty engaging as well.
On the inside, you can see Audi’s typical design approach. The dashboard features classic lines, which come in a nice combination with modern tech features. Furthermore, the build quality is excellent, while the materials are pretty nice as well. Finally, the sound insulation is pretty impressive too. The 2023 Audi Q7 will continue in the same way.
Besides great overall quality, this cabin is also quite functional. The third row may be tight, but most rivals don’t feature it at all. On the other hand, the front seats are massive and supportive, with plenty of passenger room. The second row also accommodates adults with ease.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 14.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 35.7 cubic feet behind the second, and a maximum of 69.6 cubic feet. That’s below-average for the segment. For comparison, the Volvo XC90 offers nearly 90 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Once again, we don’t expect to see more important updates. So, all models should come standard with goodies like a 10.1-inch upper touch screen, an 8.6-inch lower touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a 10-speaker stereo, as well as with push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Among upgrades, expect to find quad-zone climate control, wireless device charging, a 19-speaker Bose stereo, and a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, rearview camera, parking sensors etc. Among upgrades, expect to find things like surround-view camera, lane keep assist, intersection assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Audi Q7 Engines
We expect that the base 2023 Audi Q7 will continue with the familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for daily commuting. Still, the optional V6 is a way better choice. We are talking about a familiar 3.0-liter turbo V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is the V8 version, equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo, with a max output of 500 horsepower. That’s enough power to hit sixty in just 4.3 seconds.
All engines will come coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Audi Q7 sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 58.000 dollars. Models like BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE are some of the key competitors.