Now, it's true that the Q7 has a V12 TDI, which is more powerful than the VW plant, but Audi
would prefer it if you didn't associate towing with any of their vehicles, and the VW is still the more likely off-roader. The V10 TDI is no longer offered, but a very capable V6 TDI still is, as well as a number of gasoline engines. It won Car and Driver's Best Luxury SUV of 2003, and Motor Trend's SUV of the Year in 2004. It's true that a vehicle could probably win one or even both of those awards without being particularly suited to off-road duty, but Overlander named it 4WD of the Year in 2003 and Four Wheeler magazine awarded it with the Four Wheeler of the Year title for 2005.