2008 Audi Q7  -  $43,275

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $43,275
Base Invoice: $40,301
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: quattro 4dr 3.6L
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: quattro 4dr 3.6L
Transmission: 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
Engine: 3.6L DOHC 24-valve FSI direct-injection V6 engine


Superb handling; stylish interior; versatile seating and cargo space.

Model Highlights

Two different engines are offered on the 2008 Audi Q7: a 350-horsepower 4.2L V8 or a 280-horsepower 3.6L V6. Both engines use direct-injection technology, which delivers more power without decreasing fuel economy, and are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Q7 uses a new generation of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system, which employs a Torsen differential to help maintain the right balance of power between all four wheels to optimize traction. During most driving, the system sends 60 percent of power to the rear wheels for the best handling and stability.

The Q7 comes in base trim for the V6, and Premium trim for both the V6 and V8. The base V6 comes loaded with conventional luxury features including dual-zone climate control, leather seat trim, a Bose 14-speaker sound system with six-disc in-dash changer, and Bluetooth hands-free capability, while the Premium V8 comes with heated front and rear seats, four-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, a DVD navigation system, a rearview camera, and xenon headlights.

Inside the comfortable, well-appointed cabin, there's seating for up to seven in three rows of seating. A five-passenger, two-row arrangement is standard with the V6 styles, while a seven-passenger arrangement is standard on the Premium trims. Both the second- and third-row seats can fold flat for large cargo. The second-row seat is also adjustable for backrest angle and has a pass-through segment with ski bag. With Premium trims, second row captain's chairs can be substituted for the three-person bench.

The centerpiece of the Q7's instrument panel is the MMI (multi-media interface) system. MMI incorporates the controls for information and entertainment functions together in one menu-driven system, though many frequently used functions still have dedicated buttons.

Adaptive air suspension is optional on the 4.2L Premium model, and it allows the choice of a comfortable ride or sportier handling, and can vary ground clearance for driving conditions from 6.5 to 9.4 inches. The air suspension also has a dynamic roll stabilization function, in which the suspension actually counteracts body lean in corners.

Radar adaptive cruise control, which can maintain a set following distance at 25 to 90 mph and can brake the vehicle to a standstill behind the vehicle ahead, is available. Front-seat side air bags and a Sideguard head-protection air bag system that covers outboard occupants are standard, while rear-seat side air bags are optional on all models.

The 3.6L models ride on 18-inch wheels, while the 4.2L sports 20-inch alloys. The Premium models can choose from no fewer than five other wheels of various sizes and designs. All Q7s come ready with a tow hitch and a towing capacity of 5,500 pounds, but an optional towing package raises capacity to 6,600 pounds.

Many other packages are available as well. On the Premium trims, an S-Line Package adds steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and a host of exterior visual enhancements. The Convenience Package on the base trim now includes third row seating and Sirius satellite radio, in addition to heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the Premium trim the Comfort Package includes auto-dimming exterior mirrors, xenon adaptive headlights, driver seat memory, and a surround sound system for 2008.

A Technology Package is new for this model year and, among other items, it brings Audi's side assist system, which uses flashing lights on the side mirrors can help alert the driver to the presence of another vehicle in the blind spot just beside and behind the vehicle.

Model News

Audi's Q7 SUV celebrates its second birthday in 2008 with minimal changes. The optional 4.2L V8 is now only available in Premium trim. Leather seat upholstery and privacy glass are now standard on all styles, and the stereo has been upgraded to a 270-watt Bose sound system with a six-disc CD changer in all cases.

The Premium trim now has a power tailgate and can seat seven standard. It also has a new driver information display, a rearview camera, and a universal garage door opener. The 4.2L Premium rides on 20-inch wheels instead of 19s, and the panorama sunroof is optional instead of being standard on this model.

Package contents and availability has been slightly reworked. Optional running boards can be ordered for $1,150.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Audi Q7 is primarily designed for road use, with Audi's respected quattro all-wheel-drive system, but it also has a sturdy suspension and short overhangs for a surprisingly high level of off-road prowess and truck-like ability. When properly equipped, the Q7 can tow up to 6,600 pounds. The interior is a standout among its peers in design alone, and the SUV can be ordered with either two or three rows of seating.

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
369.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
501.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.5 qts

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
104.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.5 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Head Room
39.0 in

Second Leg Room
37.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.1 in

118.2 in

Length, Overall
200.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.1 in

Height, Overall
68.4 in

Track Width, Front
65.0 in

Track Width, Rear
66.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Liftover Height
32.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5015 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
November 19, 2018


Potential Number of Units Affected

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2012 Audi Q7 and 2009-2012 Audi Q5 vehicles, previously repaired under NHTSA recall 16V-660. These vehicles were previously repaired with an interim repair of installing butyl tape to the fuel pump flange, until replacement remedy parts became available.

The butyl tape may not prevent fuel from leaking. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump flange and install butyl tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BJ.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Mfg's Report Date
September 13, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 vehicles equipped with gasoline engines. The fuel cap flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will clean the pump flange and install a butyl rubber band to protect the pump, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20W9.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

3.6L DOHC 24-valve FSI direct-injection V6 engine

6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission-inc: OD, dynamic shift program (DSP)

Hypoid gear front/rear differentials

Torsen torque sensing center differential

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)-inc: electronic differential lock (EDL), traction control (ASR), off-road mode w/hill descent assist

quattro permanent all-wheel drive system

Trailer hitch provision-inc: 5500# capacity

Independent double wishbone steel spring front suspension

Independent 4-link steel spring rear suspension

P255/55HR18 all-season tires

Inflatable spare tire w/attached compressor

18" x 7.5" twin spoke alloy wheels

Servotronic speed-sensitive close-ratio pwr steering

4-wheel vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)

Hydraulic brake assist

Tool kit

Black roof rails

Two tone front/rear bumpers w/lower in gray

Two tone body sills

Black window trim

2-way low/high beam headlamps-inc: light sensor

Coming/leaving home-inc: delay on exterior light shut off when exiting vehicle or activating remote entry

Front/rear fog lights

Programmable daytime running lights

Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors-inc: RH convex, LED-based embedded turn signals, perimeter lights

Privacy glass

Front wipers-inc: rain sensor, heated washer nozzles, higher resting position in colder temp to prevent freezing

Rear wiper

Leather seating surfaces

5-passenger seating capacity

Front bucket seats-inc: 12-way pwr driver seat w/4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable head restraints

40/20/40 split-folding 2nd row seat

Full length center console-inc: height adjustable folding front center armrest w/storage, dual cupholders, front/dual rear pwr outlets

Rear folding center armrest-inc: integrated cupholders

Velour carpeting

Front/rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism

Manual tilt/telescopic steering column

4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/audio controls

Backlit instrumentation-inc: clock, tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, coolant temp gauge

Digital trip odometer w/service interval indicator

MOST optical bus connecting infotainment electronics

Direct-measuring tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: 2-stage button, pwr retention, pinch protection, 1-touch up/down at all locations, illuminated driver switch

Central locking system-inc: front/rear master switches, LED locked signal, programmable to auto lock at 8-MPH & unlock at engine stop

Remote keyless entry-inc: extended range, rolling code, tailgate open, panic function, interior lights, alarm system, integrated folding key

Electronic cruise control

Remote tailgate release in driver door

Universal phone preparation w/Bluetooth technology

Multi-media interface (MMI) w/dot-matrix screen

Alarm system-inc: theft-deterrent light, engine immobilizer

AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD changer

Dual zone automatic climate control-inc: (7) temp sensors, sun & pressure sensors

Rear window defogger

Illuminated pwr glovebox-inc: valet lockout, drink cooling air conditioning

Coin holder

(4) bottle holders

Aluminum inlays

Black air vents

Left & right dual front sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction

Pwr outlet in cargo area

(4) tie-down eyelets w/luggage net

Storage-inc: front seatback net pockets, passenger footwell net, tray under passenger seat, storage in all doors

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD)

Front 2-stage airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, occupant detection

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags-inc: 3rd row protection

Seat belts-inc: 3-point, pretensioners, front & 2nd row height adjustable upper outboard mounts, front belt force limiters

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat lower anchorage & upper tether child seat provisions (LATCH)-inc: 2nd & 3rd row

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)-inc: electronic differential lock (EDL), traction control (ASR), off-road mode w/hill descent assist

5-MPH front/rear bumpers

Impact protection-inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell

Programmable daytime running lights

Crash sensor system-inc: central unlocking, interior lighting on, hazard warning lights on, engine & fuel pump shut off













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