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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
Being from Audi, the interior is nicely done and the seats are comfortable.
The Q7 fits the premium-large SUV bill
The Q7 is a model for high-quality construction and materials
The third row is not bad once you reach it; however, climbing in and out requires the skills of a contortionist.
The Q7's front seats are supportive and comfortable over the long haul and offer sufficient adjustment. Ditto the second row, which provides the sort of sprawl space a family with growing teenagers will appreciate during a family vacation.
The Audi Q7 is the next step up for those who can't get enough of the brand's A6 Wagon. The Q7's nearly a full-size SUV, which means seating for seven is possible, and it's a half-foot longer and nearly a foot taller than the A6 wagon.
It puts all that additional space to great use. Passengers in the front two rows will find finely shaped, supportive seats covered in handsomely toned leather that really hold up during long rides, and offer plenty of adjustability for all sizes of people. The second-row seat also has leg and head room for adults, but it's not quite large enough to seat three adults across for more than an hour or so. Knee and foot room are as copious as head room, and the second-row bench slides fore and aft for even more room. There's also an option to turn the second-row bench into a pair of bucket seats, making the five- or seven-seat Q7 also a six-seater.
There's an option for third-row seating; it's small, but it's large enough for children. When it's not in use, the seat can be folded to open up a relatively large cargo hold, which grows to a significant 88 cubic feet when the middle seats are folded down, too. Audi's taken great care to trim out the cargo area to a high cosmetic standard, but in terms of functionality, the power-folding third-row seat on the Lincoln MKT does an easier job of converting itself. The Q7 does get a power tailgate, and it's made from aluminum to save some weight.
Spacious first- and second-row seats are topped by the Audi Q7's great fit and finish.