Audi Q7 SUV (2015 -) Costs

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 08 Oct 2015
Since it was introduced in 2006 the Audi Q7 has found over 500,000 homes, and finally, nine years later, an all-new model has arrived on UK shores. To most – beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all – this Q7 is anything but a ‘looker’ yet this new car promises to be the best to drive and most technically advanced SUV from the firm yet.

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Running costs

For those primarily concerned with Audi Q7 running costs, it’s the lower-power 3-litre TDI diesel with 215bhp that makes the most sense. For a start it’ll achieve around 5mpg more than its higher-powered brother, with a claimed combined economy figure of 52.3mpg. The slightly lower CO2 emissions (144g/km versus 153g/km) will reduce annual VED car tax for private owners too.

And thanks to 19-inch alloy wheels, rather than the larger 20-inch items on the S Line, when it comes to replacing the tyres it’ll work out fractionally cheaper too.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Servicing intervals are variable, according to the car.


As with all other models in the range the Audi Q7 comes with the firm’s standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty from new.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £475.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

As standard the car comes with quattro four-wheel drive, weighs around two tonnes and is fitted with a 3-litre diesel engine with two power outputs so Audi Q7 emissions are higher than the average family car. However, considering its ability and sheer heft, the lower-powered 215bhp 3-litre SE on 19-inch wheels manages a reasonable 144g/km. Upgrading to the higher-powered 268bhp 3-litre S Line on 20-inch wheels only raises that figure to 153g/km.

With the Predictive Efficiency Assist, available as part of the Tour Pack as well as an individual option, the Q7 can adjust its gear ratio choice, throttle application and other parameters based on topography and other mapping data, including live traffic information. It’ll also suggest alternative routes, that will be more economical and efficient than the one you’re currently on, even if you’re not actually using the sat-nav to find your destination.

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