Audi Q7 (2015-present): dimensions and boot space

Read on for all the dimensions you could need - including width, length, height and boot size figures - for the Audi Q7 and SQ7

Sam Naylor
Dec 31, 2021

The Audi Q7 is a large seven-seat SUV that’s luxurious, comfortable, well-equipped and good to drive. It’s aimed at people who need a big car with lots of space for the family inside, but who also want to travel in a high-quality interior packed with the latest tech.

The SQ7 follows the same theme, as it’s mostly the same car, but it comes with sportier suspension and a more powerful engine. This high-performance version is the fastest model in the Q7 range, as there’s no RS Q7 model - with 'RS' models typically being Audi's most performance-oriented versions.

The Q7 is a rival for other large upmarket SUVs such as the BMW X5, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery. There’s also the Mercedes GLS and Range Rover Sport, as all these models have seven seats, a luxury interior and lots of tech.

Avoid the Audi Q7 if you want low prices, but if you don’t mind spending more it’s a good choice - it’s really roomy and the interior is very upmarket, plus it’s easy enough to drive - although its large size, as we’ll see below, can be a bit of an issue on UK roads.

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Audi Q7 dimensions

The Audi Q7 is a very large car. At over five metres long and just under two metres wide (with the mirrors folded), it’s not easy to fit into a typical British parking space. You may even need to plan ahead when thinking about where to park, because a multi-storey car park might be too much of a squeeze in some cases.

This is the case in just about all of the Q7’s rivals, though - the BMW X7 and Range Rover Sport are both huge as well. The SQ7 model is even bigger, although only by a matter of millimetres.

Both versions have excellent interior space as a result. There’s a huge amount of headroom for passengers in the back seats, and legroom isn’t an issue at all because you can slide the seats back and forth. The sixth and seventh seats are roomy enough for adults, although not for long trips - the seat bottoms are too close to the floor for that, so they’re mainly useful for kids. Access is easy thanks to electric operation of the seat folding.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Audi Q75,063mm1,970mm1,741mm
Audi SQ75,067mm1,970mm1,743mm

Audi Q7 boot space

Audi Q7 boot view

The Audi Q7’s large dimensions mean that it’s a very roomy car inside - and that means boot space is a strong point. With all the seats up there’s 295 litres of boot space available, which is about the same as some family hatchbacks have with just five seats.

Fold the sixth and seventh seats down and there is 865 litres of space in most models, which is excellent - the BMW X5 has 650 litres and the Mercedes GLS has 690 litres. However, the plug-in hybrid version of the Q7 has large battery packs that eat into the space available and reduce it to be on-par with the BMW’s 650-litre figure.

Fold down all the seats and there’s a total of 2,050 litres in the Q7, which is more than you get in the Mercedes and even the enormous Volvo XC90, which shows just how practical the Q7 is. The SQ7 model is a little less roomy than the normal petrol and diesel Q7, with 705 litres of boot space in five-seat mode, but it’s still very spacious.

Boot spaceSeven seats upFive seats upAll seats down
Audi Q7295 litres650-865 litres2,050 litres
Audi SQ7-705 litres-

 

Audi Q7 towing capacity

The Audi Q7 is a large, four-wheel-drive car that only comes with big engines of 3.0 litres in capacity or more, so it’s naturally very good for towing. The large engines mean that there’s plenty of pulling power and the four-wheel-drive layout improves traction when you need it - whether that's pulling a horsebox over muddy ground or getting a large caravan across a wet field.

All versions of the Q7 in petrol or diesel form, including the SQ7 high-performance model, have a rated towing capacity of 3,500kg, which is the maximum possible for this type of vehicle. The only model to watch out for is the plug-in hybrid version, which has a slightly lower, but still impressive, capacity of 2,700kg.

Towing capacityBraked
Audi Q72,700kg - 3,500kg
Audi SQ73,500kg

Audi Q7 weight

You can gauge how heavy a car is by assessing the kerbweight figure, which takes into account all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and an extra 75kg that’s representative of an average driver.

The weight of a car affects everything about the way it drives - and lower is better. A lighter car will be more nimble, comfier, faster and more economical if all other things remain equal. The Audi Q7 is a very heavy car, so it needs expensive suspension and powerful engines to keep up with lighter models.

All versions weigh more than 2,000kg, but the heaviest Q7 is the plug-in hybrid version. This model is 2,450kg, which means it’s one of the heaviest cars on the road. Expect higher than average tyre and brake wear if you are new to large SUVs.

WeightKerbweight
Audi Q72,140kg - 2,450kg
Audi SQ72,270kg

 

 

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