2017 Audi Q7 Rightfully Earns the Top Safety Pick+, Second-Generation Q7 Enters with A Bang!

The Q7 is the largest vehicle from Audi. This vehicle has the possibility of packing seven people and still has enough room to spare. The Q7 is technically a sports utility vehicle but feels more like a station wagon and it is pretty tall.

The 2017 Audi Q7 has a lot of other things going for it. The base model of 2017 Audi Q7 starts out at $54,800 and maxes out at about $72,000 after all of the add-ons have been featured.

The Premium Plus Package comes out to around $4000. The Driver Assistance Package comes at a price of $2400 and the Vision Package is priced at $2000.

Furthermore, the Warm Weather Package priced at $1,600, Bose 3D Surround Sound priced at $1,100, 20″ 10-spoke star design bi-color wheels at $1,000m and the Cold Weather Package coming to $500.

Android Auto can be included in the cheapest model which starts at a price of $54,800. What needs to be further added is the Premium Plus Package.

It comes with all the infotainment features for the Audi Q7 like Audi’s own MMI system, which includes the likes of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Together, this comes out to around $60,000. This is not at all a cheap car but rather a luxurious SUV from Audi.

Meanwhile, Audi’s new Q7 has picked up a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS in spite of the requirements that were tightened for 2016. The winners need to earn good ratings in all of the crash-worthiness tests of IIHS in order to qualify.

All of it includes the small overlap, moderate overlap, side and roof strength and head restraints tests, and to have an “advanced” or “superior” rating on front crash prevention system. In the five crashes worthiness evaluations, the German SUV did rather great and also scored a superior rating for front crash prevention.

The model comes with standard Audi pre sense city with automatic emergency braking. It has the ability to detect moving and stationary vehicles along with pedestrians, at speeds up to 52 mph (84 km/h) and start the process of braking if a potential collision is detected.

President Audi of America, Scott Keogh declared, “This year’s Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Q7 represents our brand’s longstanding commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the market.”

The 2017 Q7 is offered in three different versions in the US: The Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Furthermore, all of them have the same 3.0-liter TFSI engine, producing 333 HP (338PS) and 325 lb-ft (441Nm) of torque. The range topper in the Q7 series will set back buyers for $64,300.

In the meantime, the Americans just cannot get enough of SUVs are they are starting to be more preferred over sedans and other cars.

Audi expects that the new Q7 will outsell the A6 in a year or two and moreover the new X5 already triumphs the BMW 5-series. After a small time period of nine months on the market, the Volvo XC90 is already the best-seller of this Swedish brand.

Meanwhile, more Americans take home a Land Rover Range Rover Sport that cars sold by Jaguar hence it is a great decision on their part to craft the forthcoming F-Pace SUV. One of the main reasons why crossovers are eating away at mid-size sedan sales is because of their practicality.

While comparing the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T vs. 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i, 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE, 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, the BMW emerges as the sole winner. Moreover, BMW averages 45,000 South Carolina–built X5 sales every year in the U.S.