There are only a few luxury vehicles that manage to deliver their promise of utility and comfortability while making sure the drive experience is still exciting. If that sounds like too much for an SUV, then you haven’t seen how the 2022 Audi SQ7 handles things. It carries a powerful V8 engine and has enough passenger capacity for large families to go on road trips. With so much power under its hood, the SQ7 is poised well in taking the stage from its rivals on the market. This 2022 Audi SQ7 review will look into the specs and features that make it an SUV that meets both worlds with its great performance and practicality.
For this model year, the SQ7 sees only a few changes to its list of features. First, new driver-assistive technologies have been added such as adaptive cruise control and a new lane-keeping assist. There’s also a new option available in their configurator for red brake calipers.
The 2022 Audi SQ7 price starts just shy of the $90,000 mark but has models that reach up to $5,000 more than the base. Those gunning for the Premium Plus models get all-wheel steering, a Sporty adaptive air suspension kit, the lineup’s premium sound system, and all the new safety and driver-assistive features added this year. The Prestige model spices up the deal with an Intersection Assist, an interior lighting package, and a leather package that enhances the cabin’s appeal. The roster of 2022 Audi SQ7 colors includes color schemes such as Daytona Grey Pearl, Navarra Blue Metallic, Barrel Brown Metallic, and Matador Red Metallic. There are 7 different colorways that drivers can choose from, all of which are available on both trim levels. Below is our 2022 Audi SQ7 cost table detailing the different MSRPs of each trim level:
|2022 Audi SQ7 Premium Plus||$88,500*|
|2022 Audi SQ7 Prestige||$93,500*|
The Audi Financial Services department might be your next stop if you’re considering leasing out a new SQ7. The 2022 Audi SQ7 lease price is available on their website alongside terms and benefits you need to know before applying for a lease deal. Make sure to consult with them and to talk with your preferred car dealer to ensure you’re getting the best prices you can.
The 2022 Audi SQ7 specs sheet shows that all models come with a powerful 4.0-Liter Turbocharged V8 engine. This powertrain setup allows the SQ7 to output an impressive 500 horsepower and a torque output of 568 pounds-feet. With such a powerful engine underneath the hood, the 2022 Audi SQ7 top speed rounds out at 155 mph with summer tires and 130 mph with all-season tires. It even has great acceleration times as the 2022 Audi SQ7 0-60 sprint time only takes around 4.3 seconds. This beefy powertrain is paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic Automatic transmission and the quattro all-wheel drive system. The handling is superb thanks to its all-wheel steering setup that’s complemented by an electromechanical progressive steering system. The ride experience is smooth as can be thanks to its 5-Link independent suspension paired with a Sport Adaptive Air Suspension kit.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Audi SQ7 has already had its MPG scores released by the EPA. According to their findings, the SQ7 doesn’t have much to say when it comes to fuel efficiency. It scores only 15 MPG in the City category with a Combined/MPG score of 17. The SQ7 has a total range of 382 miles and has a fuel tank capacity of 22.5 gallons. Below are the MPG scores received by all the 2022 Audi SQ7 models:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/MPG||Highway/MPG||Combined/MPG|
|2022 Audi SQ7||15||21||17|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Even with its sporty performance metrics and the wonderful roar of its engine, the SQ7 serves a family SUV role with its practical and easily navigated layout. There are 3 rows of seats on the SQ7 which increases its passenger capacity to 7 people. All seats are covered with luxurious Valcona leather and are adorned with a diamond-stitch pattern and embossing. The front seats get heating elements on the Premium Plus while the prestige extends the feature to the rear seats as well. Ventilation is only available for the front seats on the Prestige models. For cargo capacity, the 2022 Audi SQ7 is light on useable space with only 14.2 cubic feet available when all rows of seating are used. With the 3rd row stowed away, its space rises to 35.7 cubic feet and goes to 69.6 cubic feet with the 3rd row folded up.
For infotainment, the SQ7 is fitted with an MMI Dual touchscreen display measuring 10.1-inches for the main display and 8.6-inches for the secondary display. Drivers also get to use the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus system which uses a 12.3-inch screen and has 3 display modes depending on the driver’s needs. All models come integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity while also coming with a 6-month trial of the SIRIUS Satellite Radio service. The sound system on both models is a 3D Premium Sound System that’s sourced from Bang & Olufsen. It’s composed of a 23-speaker setup and has a sound output of 1,920 watts. It also comes with a 23-channel amplifier which adds some extra kick to your music.
The 2022 Audi SQ7 has yet to receive a full review or safety rating from the NHTSA. However, the company has already released a list of safety and driver-assistive features to be included across the lineup. Most standard features drives have come to expect are present like an Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Lane Guidance Systems, Vehicle Exit Warnings, Pre-collision safety belt-tightening, and auto-closure of windows and doors. The Prestige model adds Traffic Sign Recognition, an Active Lane Assist system, Intersection Assist, and an Emergency Assist.
The Audi SQ7 gets the same warranty terms as all traditional vehicles produced by Audi. This includes both a limited warranty and a powertrain warranty that spans 4 years and a mileage limit of 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Take note that Audi has yet to release any package or perk that comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance as a service.