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2021 Audi A7
Select a Different Model (5 Available): 55 Premium Plus quattro Hatchback
Fuel Economy $ 22 / 29 mpg
Horsepower 335@5,000
Torque 369@1,370
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2021 Audi A7 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Spacious cargo area
  • Impeccable design and quality
  • Supercar-quick RS 7

Cons

  • Too-soft suspension
  • Overeager throttle calibration
  • Unusual boomy resonances

The Audi A7 wasn't the first coupe-like four-door, but it's one of the best. This sleek hatchback debuted in 2010, and the current second-generation A7 went on sale for the 2019 model year. It's just as luxurious as Audi's large sedans, but it has a generous cargo area that improves its everyday versatility. Quick, high-tech, and superbly built, the A7 is a segment leader.

What's New

Premium trim:

  • Standard 20-inch wheels

Premium Plus trim:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist

S7:

  • Standard 21-inch wheels
  • Digital gauge cluster display
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim

What We Think

Coupe-like four-doors might always be a point of contention. But if you can accept that they're a thing, the Audi A7 is one of the best.

Like the mechanically similar A6 sedan, the A7 advanced to the finalist round of our 2019 Car of the Year competition. The cabins in both vehicles are exceptional, setting benchmarks for design and quality. However, the A7 is differentiated by a spacious cargo area under its sloping fastback rear end. A tradeoff of the increased capacity is a booming caused by certain impacts, which can disturb the otherwise quiet ride.

Power delivery from the hybridized V-6 is ample, if sometimes overeager. The available rear-wheel steering is a must-have. All told, the A7 drives very well but feels a little too soft to be called sporty.

That's solved in the RS 7 thanks to its twin-turbo V-8, stiffer suspension, and aggressive tuning. It strikes a balance between comfort and performance—and, compared to other swoopy four-door supercoupes, it's actually a good value.

Combining good looks, daily usability, and nice driving manners, the Audi A7 is perfect for someone seeking the A6's excellence in a more alluring design.

Performance and Fuel Economy

All 2021 A7 models include Audi's Quattro AWD system. The standard engine is a turbocharged and hybridized 3.0-liter V-6 producing 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It's connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In MotorTrend testing, this engine provided a 4.9-second 0-60 mph acceleration time. EPA-rated fuel economy is 22/29 mpg city/highway.

The S7 receives a twin-turbo hybridized 2.9-liter V-6 that cranks out 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Audi (conservatively) estimates the S7's 0-60 mph acceleration at 4.5 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 18/28 mpg.

A twin-turbo hybridized 4.0-liter V-8 is used in the RS 7. It makes a mighty 590 hp and 591 lb-ft of torque, sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Expect the RS 7's 0-60 time to fall below Audi's 3.5-second estimate.

Safety

The 2020 A7 earned exemplary marks in safety testing, and the 2021 model should fare the same. When fitted with the available LED projector headlights, it earned IIHS 2020 Top Safety Pick + designation. The 2020 A7 also got the top Good score in all crashworthiness evaluations. The LED headlights on Premium and Premium Plus trims earned an Acceptable score, the second-highest. Strangely, the headlights on range-topping Prestige trim earned a Poor score, the lowest. All A7 models received the highest Superior score in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian automatic emergency braking. The NHTSA has only conducted side crash testing on the A7, but it earned five stars, the highest score possible.

Automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking are included on all A7 trims. Higher-end models add adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, as well as side and rear cross-traffic alert.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

Thanks to its fastback shape, the A7 has a good amount of cargo room. Its cargo area has 24.9 cubic feet of space, which increases when the 40/20/40 split-folding second row is lowered.

Front-row headroom measures 37.0 inches in the A7, just more than 36.9 inches in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Second-row headroom is even greater in the A7, at 37.1 inches to the CLS's 35.9 inches. There's a little less front legroom in the Audi, which has 41.3 inches against the Mercedes' 41.9. However, 37.0 inches of rear legroom in the A7 is a fair bit more than the CLS' 35.0 inches.

Technology

The A7 features a dual-touchscreen infotainment system. On Premium models, the top screen measures 8.8 inches and the lower screen 8.6 inches, but Premium Plus and Prestige trims get a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and built-in navigation are standard, while Premium Plus and Prestige get a 360-degree parking camera system and wireless device charger. The A7 Premium has a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display, but a 12.3-inch all-digital display is fitted on Premium Plus and Prestige. There are two USB ports in each row of seats. Premium models have a 10-speaker audio system, Premium Plus and Prestige models get a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen setup, and a 19-speaker high-end Bang & Olufsen system is optional on the A7 Prestige.

Trim Levels

2021 Audi A7 Premium

Exterior: 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated auto-dimming power-folding side mirrors, sunroof

Interior: Leather seating upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, 8.8/8.6-inch dual-touchscreen infotainment, 7.0-inch gauge cluster display, 10-speaker audio

Convenience: Three-zone climate control, hands-free entry with push-button start, hands-free trunk release, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, front and rear parking sensors

2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus

Exterior: Premium LED headlights, headlight washer nozzles, taillight animation

Interior: Heated steering wheel, extended contrast stitching, 10.1/8.6-inch dual-touchscreen infotainment, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless device charger, 16-speaker premium audio

Convenience: Adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, 360-degree view parking camera system, side and rear cross-traffic alert

2021 Audi A7 Prestige

Exterior: Power soft-close doors, acoustic dual-pane windows

Interior: Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, head-up display, multicolor ambient lighting, rear window sunshades

Convenience: Power-operated trunk, four-zone climate control

2021 Audi S7 Premium Plus

Exterior: 21-inch alloy wheels, sport design bumpers, quad exhaust tips, metallic side mirror caps

Interior: Carbon fiber trim, shared with A7 Premium Plus

Convenience: Shared with A7 Premium Plus

Performance: Sport suspension, sport brakes

2021 Audi S7 Prestige

Exterior: Laser LED headlights, power soft-close doors

Interior: Shared with A7 Prestige

Convenience: Shared with A7 Prestige

Performance: Shared with S7 Premium

2021 Audi RS 7

Exterior: 21-inch alloy wheels, model-specific sport bumpers, dual oval exhaust tips, dual-pane sunroof, laser headlights

Interior: Quilted leather seating upholstery, heated and ventilated sport front seats, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, 10.1/8.6-inch dual-touchscreen infotainment, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, multicolor ambient lighting

Convenience: Power tailgate, four-zone climate control, lane-departure warning, 360-degree view parking camera system

Performance: Model-specific sport suspension, brakes, rear differential

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2021 AUDI A7 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, S tronic® 7 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
55 Premium Plus quattro Hatchback
Class
Luxury Passenger Car
Horsepower
335@5,000
Standard MPG
22/29
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 1.49% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 02-01-2021
$0 1.99% Financing for a maximum term of 66 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 02-01-2021
$0 2.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 02-01-2021
$0 2.99% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 02-01-2021