First Drive: 2016 Audi Q7

Don’t worry, America, it’s not a wagon. It just drives like one, is as useful as one, and, if you squint at it the right way, kinda looks like one. But it’s still one of God’s Own Vehicles: a fully Merkuh-approved crossover.

But I didn’t drive the new 2016 Audi Q7 in America—it won’t reach our streets until early next year. Instead, I spent two days driving it through the Swiss Alps, where its footprint seems rather larger than most of the other vehicles on the road.

Despite that large body—which, like my own, doesn’t seem nearly so huge here in the U.S.—the Q7 hustles a switchback like a much smaller car. Almost like a hatchback. Or—gasp!—a wagon.

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