Despite that can hear a lot of rumors that suggest the 2022 Audi Q7 redesign, we are pretty sure that the current generation will remain in production for a few more years. The recent update has brought a lot of novelties, whether it’s about styling or new powertrain options, or new features. The current model is still pretty competitive in the segment, so we are pretty sure that the company from Ingolstadt won’t rush with the redesign.
All in all, you may count on the familiar pros and cons of this luxury crossover. When it comes to things we like about it, the first thing that comes to mind is the ride quality, which is cushioned, as well as the interior design, which looks really impressive. We also like the fact that the powertrain lineup is pretty wide, while the list of standard and optional hi-tech features is pretty long.
When it comes to things we don’t like about this crossover, the first thing that comes to mind is a below-average reliability rating. Also, the third row is quite tight, while the cargo area is smaller compared to most rivals.
2022 Audi Q7 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2022 Audi Q7 will remain largely the same. We are talking about a familiar design, based on the company’s well-known MLB platform, which has been updated last year. The latest design follows the brand’s new design language. It’s hard to find any complaint about the styling, as everything looks alright. Still, we are talking about the premium segment, where you can find a lot of more interesting-looking models.
Still, the styling has never been Audi’s key strength. Lovers of this brand rather choose this vehicle because of its well-balanced ride quality. At the same time, this model rides both comfortable and sporty, somewhere between the X5 and GLE. That balanced character is what it makes is quite practical and functional, perfect for an every-day ride.
Once again, we doubt that the German manufacturer will offer bigger changes. The interior will remain the same, especially if we consider the recent update, which has brought new tech features. Generally, the overall impression about this cabin is excellent. Materials are really fine, while the build quality is excellent. Also, the sound insulation is pretty good, as well as the driver’s position.
When it comes to the passenger space, the first two rows are pretty generous, both in the leg- and headroom. On the other side, the third row is tight and best to be left for kids. Things won’t improve in terms of 2022 Audi Q7 cargo space either. You may count on 14.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 35.7 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 69.6 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded, which is below-average for the class.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible but we don’t expect that too many things will changes. The current model already comes with a pretty long list of standard features, especially when it comes to tech goodies. The amazing 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is standard, as well as things like a 10.1-inch upper touch screen, an 8.6-inch lower touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio etc. The list of standard equipment also includes a sunroof, tri-zone climate control and keyless entry.
When it comes to options, some of the things you can get in the current model are a 19-speaker surround-sound stereo, a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, and wireless device charging, as well as quad-zone climate control.
2022 Audi Q7 Powertrain
Things under the hood won’t change either. So, base models will carry on with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 248 horsepower. This engine seems okay for daily commuting but its below-average fuel economy (19/23 mpg city/highway) is enough reason to opt for a more potent 2022 Audi Q7 Hybrid. WE are talking about a familiar 3.0-liter turbo V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and comes equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The driving dynamics are notably better, while fuel economy goes around 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
Finally, there is the SQ7 version, which comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which puts out around 500 horsepower and delivers some pretty serious performances. You will need under 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph with this one. When it comes to fuel economy, it goes around 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2022 Audi Q7 Release Date and Price
Considering that no bigger changes are expected, we presume that the 2022 Audi Q7 release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2021. The starting price should go around 55.000 dollars.