The Audi Q7 and SQ7 can be forced to share the spotlight with the larger Q8 in the German brand’s SUV lineup, but they are still high on the list as updates arrive for 2023.
Audi uses the new model year to introduce a new engine. and make minor changes to both models while bringing the price down to $60,395 (including destination). Related: 2020 Audi Q7 review: Quibbles with the biggest Q
On the outside, the Q7 45 Premium Plus gets new LED headlights, while the Q7 55 now gets standard LEDs.
But it’s on the performance hardware that the most notable changes will be found: the Q7 45 gets a new version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that now develops 261 horsepower (a gain of 13 hp over 2022 ).
The Q7 55 keeps the 335-hp, turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and the SQ7 continues with the 500-hp, turbo 4.0-liter V-8. An eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive are standard across the lineup.
The Q7 and SQ7 cabins get a new package that adds woven leather to the dash, and the Premium Plus trim gets leather and stitching on the armrests and center console. Otherwise, many houses remain.
For both SUVs, the Prestige model also features remote park assist, and the Premium model gets adaptive cruise control with automatic steering. For the SQ7, the 22-inch wheels in its executive package see the addition of double-layer glass.
Price and release date
The 2023 Audi Q7 and SQ7 are available now. The full price (including a destination fee of $1,195) is below:
45 Premium: $60,395
45 premium plus: $64,495
55 Premium: $65,995
55 premium plus: $69,595
55 hills: $75,595
Privileges plus: $91,990
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