2021 Audi SQ7 – The Ultimate Luxury 3-Row??

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2021 Audi SQ7 – So the audi q7 was just refreshed with the latest design and technology. However, probably the most exciting part of the lineup has just now arrived, and that is this high performance 2021 Audi SQ7. This is the first time it’s been offered in the us, and it comes packed with 500 horsepower, but without wasting any more time.

2021 Audi SQ7 Release Date

2021 Audi SQ7 Release Date

What You Have to Get From 2021 Audi SQ7

Now, when you first walk up to the sq7, the first thing you’re going to notice is the aggressive design. Now it’s, not hugely different from the standard q7. In terms of like your grill, it is pretty much the same octagon shape with the bars that run through it. However, on this specific example, we have the black optic package so that blacks out, of course, the bars the surround around it, as well as all the stuff down here on your lower fascia, one of the other 2021 Audi SQ7 things you’ll notice.

Is this really large functional vent over here? Like i said this entire thing is functional because it needs to feed all that air back to those brakes up above that we have the premium matrix, led headlights. Those are standard equipment. You can get optional laser lights. If you want that instead and of course you have that cool dynamic turn signal.

As far as your different wheel options audi gives you two large options, so you have a standard 21 inch alloy and then, if you go for the black optic package, you get This 21 inch 10 spoke alloy.  Of course, paired with performance tires as far as the brakes. They are also definitely upsized from the regular q7, so they are 15.8 inch vented disc brakes. We have the black calipers on this example, but you can also get red ones and up above that, with our black optic package.

2021 Audi SQ7 Configurations

2021 Audi SQ7 Configurations

We have the black mirror caps and, of course, these are fully loaded with all the features, including heating power, folding, auto dimming and blind spot monitoring. Now i like the 2021 Audi SQ7 front design, but here at the rear is where i think it really turns up the decibel meter, because this just looks really really good, especially in the rear, with the few special touches that the sq7 gets over.

The regular one now breaking down what you’re, going to get even with the black optic package. You are going to keep the silver piece running through the tail lights and, of course, these are going to be your standard audi. Full led tail lights with that dynamic turn signal, and then, if you drop down this is where you’re, going to see the big differences for the 2021 Audi SQ7 is in this rear diffuser. First of all, if you get the black optic, it’s, going to have a black finish down there.

Then the bigger change that’s, going to be your quad exhaust outlets, and i have to say hearing this on the outside: It sounds absolutely phenomenal now, even though this is a very expensive suv, you’re, not going to get all of your safety systems standard, however, audi does throw in ford emergency braking and auto high beams standard across the lineup.  Now the rest of them are in the driver’s, assistance package and that’s, going to add stuff like lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistant. It’s also worth noting that that is standard.

On the fully loaded prestige model, but anyway there are quite a few changes on the outside for this sq7 over the regular version. But now let’s, go and check on the inside see all the luxury they’ve thrown in there. Before we do the part. I know you’re waiting on the test drive so walking up to the 2021 Audi SQ7. Of course, you are going to find a smart entry system, as well as the newest audi key fob and then to get inside the door itself.

2021 Audi SQ7 Interior

2021 Audi SQ7 Interior

All you have to do is just grab behind the handle, since there is a sensor and taking a first look inside of this cabin, you will notice that most of it is the same as the refreshed q7’s interior. But there are a lot of special touches which we’ll talk about, of course, as we go through the interior, so right off the bat, our seats and interior material and color options are going to be different for the 2021 Audi SQ7.

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We have alcantara through the middle, we have leather across the upper part of the door trim since we have the luxury package and then we have some gray oak wood.  You will, of course, find two person, memory, seating and standard equipment, and all four of the windows will be one touch automatic. As far as the seats, you have a standard, eight-way power adjusting seat, but since we have the luxury package, this seat is actually 18-way power.

You have a full leather dashboard with a color contrast, stitching detail down below that we have a small layer of aluminum as well as this large piece of piano black trim.  We also have this high gloss oak wood. You can get a carbon fiber optionally if you prefer that and then below that we have more aluminum piano black wood and leather down here along the console to rest, your knee against now to start off the 2021 Audi SQ7.

We have standard push button start with a red accent around it. It’s, got a really nice and mean growl at startup. After you get through admiring that engine note, you’ll, be greeted with the 12.3 inch audi virtual cockpit.  So this uses the newest sport design and it is version 2.0 with a little bit more processing power. So you see you have your large kind of race inspired, tachometer right there in the middle and your map on the side and your other information over there.

Of course, in typical audi fashion, though, you can minimize those things off to the side, and then you have your large display, which can be google earth maps when we have that enabled, in addition to that, if you choose the prestige level, that will also throw in The head up display heading back to the steering wheel itself.

Of course we have electric power assisted steering and we have a really nice sport design, steering wheel with the perforated leather on the sides and the s branding. The wheel itself is going to be power, tilt and telescoping, and then it will also be heated all right. So let’s, go ahead and talk about 2021 Audi SQ7 interior storage, because this is a three-row crossover.

2021 Audi SQ7 Changes

2021 Audi SQ7 Changes

After all, so we’ll start out. Underneath our center console here now, just like in the regular q7 with this center console redesign here, it did actually reduce your storage, so you’ll notice. We have a pretty limited amount of space. However, this is a wireless phone charging pad and you also have two usb ports inside now.

So you can pull those in half and actually stick all of them in there like so and it does shut, so it actually might be a more convenient place for the driver to get their coupons out, maybe in the drive through now up in front of that,  we have got our two cupholders, but there’s, no more storage up here. As far as 2021 Audi SQ7 shifter, this is just the regular audi electronic shifter. So you pull back for drive bump over here to the right. If you want to do some manual shifting and of course, since this is an s model after all, you will find paddle shifters now heading into reverse.

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This is where you will, find one of my favorite 360 degree camera systems in the business. This is standard equipment on the sq5 or 2021 Audi SQ7, excuse me and, as you can tell, it does bend with your active trajectory and you also have the 3d view, which is extremely detailed, then for part, just press, the p and right behind that you have your electronic Parking brake all right so now we’re heading on up here to this row of buttons, including your volume knob.

So it brings me to a really exciting point and that’s, that we actually have the five thousand dollar 1920 watt. 23, speaker, bang and olson advanced 3d sound system, the one with the tweeters that rise up out of the dashboard.  This lower one is 8.6 inches and the primary function is going to be climate control, as you can probably tell so. We have a standard, quad zone, automatic climate control setup and to adjust your temperature is really simple.

You’re just going to swipe up and down like so, and then you can do the same for your fan speeds as well as your zones. Now you will also notice we have heated seats and ventilated seats, so these 2021 Audi SQ7 seats are of course, standard the ventilated seats. Those come as part of the warm weather package up above that you’ll notice, a few quick controls, including to turn on and off your auto start stop system.

And your homelink universal remotes up above that we come to our primary infotainment display this One is 10.1 inches, and this is where you do your traditional infotainment stuff, with this new mmi touch response system, so just like in other audi models, you’ll notice, you have tiles and it is set up very similar to like a tablet or Something like that, you’ll notice we have both android, auto and apple car, playabilities on board and, of course, standard navigation with the audi google earth maps.

2021 Audi SQ7 Safety Feature

Once you enable those inside the settings which we have not done on this specific example, but they are there now this system is quite complex, so i’m, not going to go through it all in this video itself, but we do have a tech Help video, if you want to check that out now above that, you will find a 2021 Audi SQ7 standard, auto dimming mirror it does have the frameless design with the compass and again the home link is down below in that display and then up top here you will find a Standard panoramic moon roof.

Let’s, get back here, so i was sitting back into this 2021 Audi SQ7 third row. You know this is a little bit smaller than stuff like the mercedes, gls and bmw x7. So you’re. Definitely going to feel that you only have 29 inches of your leg room, so, as you can see, with these seats slid all the way back um, you know you’re, not really going to have enough space for full-grown adults back here.

That said, i am pleasantly surprised that my feet can slide up underneath the seat, so that does make it a little bit more tolerable. Also, your thigh support is going to be a little bit lacking now. As far as your amenities, we do have a small cup holder back here and there’s, also not any vents, which i think is a little bit crazy on a six-figure price tag vehicle.

But that is your prerogative now walking up to the 2021 Audi SQ7 tailgate, you’re, going to have a standard, hands-free power, one so just wave your foot under the bumper to open and then getting inside the cargo area of this vehicle. You’re, going to find a decent amount of space. It is going to be quite a bit less than the competitor. The competition like the x7 gls and volvo xc90. So you’re, going to find 14 cubic feet behind the third row, seats that expands to 36 cubic feet.

2021 Audi SQ7 Interior

2021 Audi SQ7 Interior

If you fold them and then as a maximum, you have 70 cubic feet and as far as the finishings nice carpeting along the floor, if we lift it up, we do have the subwoofer for that awesome. 5. Dollar audio system, but no, no storage off to the side. We do have a little net here. We also have buttons to raise and lower the air suspension as well as power fold the third row, and it is worth noting that that is standard equipment on the 2021 Audi SQ7.

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Specification

I knew this specification 4.3 seconds 0-60, but it feels bizarre still. You know when you actually do it, because this is such a big suv, but moves so quickly. That is insane. I guess i should talk about the engine uh, so this has got a four liter twin turbo charged v8 engine and the power figures are excellent. 500 horsepower 568 pound-feet of torque.

So, as you can see, that is why we go 0-60, so quickly, yeah. That is absolutely amazing power figures and it’s worth knowing. If you’re cross-shopping us with a just a regular q7, should you upgrade it’s, 165, more horsepower! So definitely gonna get your money’s worth when you go up to this 2021 Audi SQ7.

Oh my gosh, that’s crazy. How does a three-row move that fast, it doesn’t even make sense, wow and let’s. Talk about that sound too. It sounds excellent. The just having the v8 i mean, obviously, and beyond performance. You have the sound benefit of a v8 that can’t, be replicated with. You know: six cylinders yeah. This has a such a throaty sound, and this is.

2021 Audi SQ7 Performance

2021 Audi SQ7 Performance

We are in comfort mode right now, uh, so that’s, just something to mention. So this is as like numb down as that gets. But since we are in comfort mode right now let’s. Go ahead and discuss the you know, driving dynamics and it’s just overall um comfort experience just cruising down the highway right now we’re, going 55 miles an hour and even as fun as this vehicle is.

We’ve got to be realistic. It’s, a three-row luxury crossover. So not all the time you’re, going to be doing full throttle acceleration. So how does it do? I have to say it’s? Really no different than a regular q7, which is definitely a compliment and that’s great because cruising here at 55 it’s super quiet super comfortable, and it very witch we have impressive number at 54.9 decibels.

You’re, not rolling at all. I mean it really is exceptional, that that is the power of an adaptive air suspension and why it’s so valuable and it is standard on the 2021 Audi SQ7. I also want to talk about that 8 speed, automatic transmission um it’s, not a dual clutch, actually, which is surprising because of just how fast everything shifts i mean it’s, really exceptional.

What’s? The fuel economy? Actually, a pretty impressive point for this model because it’s, rated at 15 city 21, highway 17 combined and you’re, probably scratching your head. You’re, like what exact. Why is that good? But the regular q7 is only rated at 18, so you’re literally, not sacrificing.

How much the 2021 Audi SQ7 Price?

Hardly anything when you go for a 500 horsepower, 2021 Audi SQ7 model um, so just something worth noting there and then, as far as you know, how much this is gonna cost. Now, of course, it is expensive. It’s, an sq7 and it’s an audi, so it’s, pretty pricey and it’s, starting at the premium plus trim level.

2021 Audi SQ7 Specifications

2021 Audi SQ7 Specifications

So you’re gonna start at $84.800 then, if you go for the prestige, going to be $90.400. It is worth knowing that’s, a little less pricey than the gls 580 or x7 and 50i. Though now this particular model is about as fully loaded as you can get it, we have almost all the options, including that luxury package, the five thousand dollar audio system.