six-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox does an invisibly good job of managing the power if you decline to use its sport-shift mode. An all-independent suspension and quattro all-wheel drive grant the Q7 comfortable, capable handling and up to a 6,600-pound towing capacity. A three-mode air suspension—sport, comfort, and automatic—varies the damping of the vehicle according to conditions and speed. It also raises the vehicle in off-road driving and lowers it at highway speeds. The Q7's power steering has ideal effort as well as—unusual for an SUV—some feedback and a bit of road feel.