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The 2015 Audi A7 ranks 1 out of 8 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Audi A7, as well as reliability and safety data.
Auto writers say the 2015 Audi A7 is stylish, fun and surprisingly practical, with a striking interior design, nimble handling, large cargo area and fuel-efficient TDI model.
According to test drivers, the Audi A7’s standard supercharged V6 engine delivers plenty of power. They add that the TDI model, which is powered by a turbodiesel V6, has excellent fuel economy and strong, smooth acceleration. An eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard in the A7, and critics say it shifts smoothly. The performance-oriented S7 and RS 7 models come with a twin-turbocharged V8, and auto writers note that they are capable of incredible acceleration. The base 2015 A7 gets an EPA-estimated 18/28 mpg city/highway, which is a little low for the class, while the A7 TDI gets 24/38, which is excellent for the class. With standard all-wheel drive and nimble handling, critics agree that the A7 is a very athletic car. They also praise the A7’s strong brakes and smooth ride, though some note that its steering could be sharper.
The 2015 Audi A7’s interior earns praise from automotive journalists for its beautiful design, excellent build quality and top-notch materials. Reviewers think the A7’s front seats are spacious, but they write that the back seats could use more headroom. The A7’s cargo area is roomy for the class, and test drivers say its large, hatchback opening makes it easy to load items.
Standard features in the 2015 Audi A7 include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power liftgate, quad-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring and a 10-speaker audio system. The A7 also comes standard with Audi’s MMI navigation system with Audi Connect, which provides a wireless hot spot and updates navigation routes with data provided by Google Maps.
Available features include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Bose or Bang & Olufsen audio systems, surround-view parking cameras, night vision, a head up display, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and active lane keep assist. Some critics feel that the MMI system is fairly straightforward, but others note that it complicates audio and navigation adjustments.
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