Audi’s second-best-selling model in the U.S. last year was its largest SUV, the Q7. That’s likely to continue in 2018, as premium seven-passenger vehicles are a hot commodity with growing families in an improving economy. The Q7's competitors in this segment include the Acura MDX, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60, Buick Enclave, Volvo XC90, and Lexus RX 350L.
An all-new second-generation Q7 was introduced just last year, using more aluminum to reduce weight — improving dynamics and reducing fuel usage. It also incorporates the latest advances in semi-autonomous safety and infotainment technology. Prices start at just over $50,000 for the base Premium trim 2.0T model but can quickly escalate to well north of $80,000 on Premium Plus and Prestige trim 3.0T versions with several of Audi’s tantalizing option packages added to the tally.