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MMI can be "distracting and time consuming
MMI is "more intuitive than BMW's reviled iDrive
The Audi Q7 slots above most of Audi's vehicles in mission and in size-and in price-so its standard-equipment list is long.
Every Q7 has automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate, cruise control, and keyless entry. Cars.com adds that the base version includes "a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 12-way power driver's seat and bottle holders in each door."
Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI) also is standard, and this year's version is significantly updated with a joystick controller, integrated real-time traffic from Sirius XM, and 3D mapping displayed on a larger, high-resolution LCD screen. Edmunds says with the joystick controller, "the driver can operate entertainment, climate, communications and navigation functions," adding the system is "certainly more intuitive than BMW's reviled iDrive." ConsumerGuide notes that the driver is faced with "numerous buttons and switches, despite the aim of the MMI system to reduce such clutter" and warns that something as simple as changing the radio station could be "distracting and time consuming."
Major options include a cold-weather package with heated front- and second-row seats and a heated steering wheel; a DVD navigation system; and four-zone climate control. "The optional panoramic sunroof has three large panels that extend over nearly all three rows," ForbesAutos reports. "The front panel slides open, while the rearmost panel can be raised at an angle."
The 2010 Audi A7 comes with plenty of features that will leave you delighted-except maybe MMI.