Audi Has Done A Pretty Good Job With The Revamped 2020 Q7

After four years, it was high time the second generation Audi Q7 got an extensive makeover in order to remain relevant in its segment for a few more years.

As far as visual changes are concerned, Audi ticked all the boxes of a proper facelift, giving its full-size SUV new head- and taillights, grille and bumpers.

But while some automakers would have called it a day after perhaps updating the interior trim, Audi has gone the extra mile. In fact, inside is where they concentrated most of their efforts, upgrading the dashboard and fitting it no less than three screens, bringing the overall design in line with the rest of their range.

Also Read: Facelifted 2020 Audi SQ7 TDI Gets A Nose Job And Massively Updated Interior

When it launches in September, it will be offered (depending on the market) with a diesel and a petrol engine, both 3.0 liters in displacement and featuring mild hybrid tech. The oil burner is available in 45 TDI and 50 TDI configurations with 228 and 282 HP, respectively, while the 55 TFSI gets 335 hp. In all three, the output is channeled to the Quattro all-wheel drive via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

With all the mechanical and technical revisions, is the 2020 Q7 a better contender to the likes of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE? Well, it’s still no hardcore off-roader (and was never meant to be, actually), but it’s very spacious and comfortable, especially with the air suspension that will be standard in the UK, so the answer is yes.


  • Bananarama

    Am I the only one who despises the way this thing looks? If anything, the update made is WORSE. It was predictable and boring pre MMC. Now it just looks like a hodgepodge of Audi/VW. The headlights are an awuward shape and waaay over stuffed with LED crap. The vertical grille slats simply don’t work on any Audi I’ve seen. The all-touch-screen interior is an ergonomic disaster and I waiting for it to swing back (Audi’s interiors were perfectly lovely before this generation).I find the rear least offensive, but again with the wacky over stuffed LEDs…

    Truly at the bottom of the pack aesthetically. How far Audi has fallen these past few years…

    • salamOOn

      no, youre not the only one. im with you on this. your summary is perfect fit.

    • Thelumusa Mncwango

      True definition of ugly and bland.

  • iggination

    I don’t understand how people thinks this looks good. It’s so boring. They made the body look like a big round bubble, but tried to be aggressive with the grille lines. It’s not a cohesive combination in my opinion.

  • alexxx

    Boring and predictable….some people like that I guess

  • Hoe

    Again, Audi has taken one more chance to prove how bad they are at making washing machines auromobiles

  • Sébastien

    It gets even worse with every new version…

  • Gargamel

    It looks like an oddly shaped station wagon. The smaller ones look better.

  • Kagan

    Looks very boring and meah on pictures. How can we accept ugly cars 2019!

    • Matt

      So you think it’s ‘boring’, then you think it’s ‘ugly’. Which is it?

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    • SteersUright

      meah? that’s a new one for me! lol

  • SteersUright

    This is a station wagon akin to the Audi Allroad, and quite the dull looking one at that. This is NOT an SUV. A Tahoe is an SUV.

    • Ben

      Hit the nail on the head.

    • Matt

      So then what is a Grand Cherokee?

      • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

        A mid-size SUV, which I would overlook in a heartbeat. It’s too small for my taste with no third-row seat.

        • Matt

          Exactly, both the Q7 and Grand Cherokee are SUVs.

          • SteersUright

            Nope. The Grand Cherokee was designed from the start for true all-trail driveability. It’s also much more SUV-looking than the Q7. Like it or not, the Q7 is a very nice minivan or wagon on stilts.

    • StrangerGP

      Yep, looks like a station wagon for big people or for small people wanting to feel bigger.

  • Matt

    People seem to forget that this is only a facelift. It’s not an all-new design. That being said, I think they did a good job of making it more distinctive than the slightly bland pre-facelift. The new rear lights look quite good and overall I don’t see anything wrong with the Q7, other than it’s not very dynamic looking from the side.

    • Nordschleife

      I didn’t forget and I agree. I just wish they gave up the option of touch and the wheel.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    The majority of Audis are bland stylistically, and, wholeheartedly, this refreshed Q7 is just that from every angle on the exterior. Nevertheless, the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator has more apparition that looks the part of being a full-on luxury crossover while Audi and Cadillac are lacking in the design department; however, the interior is quite nice and gimmicky, and the primary buyers — senior citizens — will not immediately grasp the infotainment system that is full-on touchscreen.

  • Very spacious? How could a car five meters long NOT BE spacious?

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  • slither16

    It looks like the older gen Q7.

  • Nastinupe1911

    I hated this vehicle until I got one as a loner when my A7 broken down in Tallahassee, FL while traveling back to Atlanta. I had to take all of my stuff out of my A7 and throw it in the Q7 and finish the trip… and boy was I impressed. It was smooth as butter and the controls were great. It still looks like a jacked up station wagon, but it is a great vehicle from the inside, probably one of the best in the world from the inside.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Doesn’t that depend on the kind of sport you are engaged in? 🙂

  • Wandering_Spirit

    A disaster in terms of design as usual.

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