2017 Audi A7

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2017 MODEL
$68,800 - $76,550 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The Audi A7 is a unique car in the car manufacturer's portfolio. It sports a one of a kind floating fastback roofline that it makes it look like a hatchback from the rear. Its uniqueness is what truly gives it a distinct and beautiful look. The Audi A7 is now back in its 2017 guise and sports more features than ever.

Being an Audi, some signature features like the Quattro all wheel drive system and virtual cockpit are already present on the car. Since the car is branded as a grand tourer, the interior and comfort are of utmost quality and there is absolutely no compromise in the particular department.

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Pros

Top notch interiors

Pleasant ride

Copious amount of cargo space

Handsome exterior

Cons

Improper steering feedback

Less Fuel efficient than rivals

Outdated infotainment system

What's New?

Diesel V-6 option discontinued

New 19-inch wheel design

Base reim gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bose audio system



Styles

 2017 Audi A7 in Tornado Gray Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Oolong Gray Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Mythos Black Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Moonlight Blue Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Matador Red Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Java Brown Metallic color  2017 Audi A7 in Ibis White color  2017 Audi A7 in Havanna Black Metallic color
Tornado Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Exterior

9.4

Engine

8.5

Interior

8.3

Fuel Economy

7.2

Features

8.2

Comfort

8.8

Driving

8.9

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Audi A7 Premium Plus quattro

Premium Plus quattro

power
333 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$68,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $68,800 MSRP (21/24/29) 333 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A7 Prestige quattro

Prestige quattro

power
333 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
24 combined

$71,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $71,350 MSRP (21/24/29) 333 hp @ 5300 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A7 Competition Prestige quattro

Competition Prestige quattro

power
340 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$76,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Competition Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $76,550 MSRP (20/23/29) 340 hp @ 5300 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 12, 2019

8.5

Overall Rating


8.2/10
Features

 

8.5/10
Engine

 

7.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.3/10
Interior

 

9.4/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Long drives are something that is bound to become particularly amazing for buyers of the A7. All this luxury doesn't come cheap at with the base trim sporting a $68,800 price tag. Even at such a steep price, the car offers ridiculous value for money.

2017 Audi A7 Features

8.2/10

The 2017 Audi A7 is available in a total of 3 trims. The engine on duty is on all the trims is a supercharged V6 mated to an 8-speed tip tronic auto transmission. Power is routed to all the wheels using the signature Audi Quattro system.

The base model is called Premium plus and can be yours for a price of $68,800. The standard list of features includes advanced keyless entry, 14 speaker Bose system and handwriting recognition amongst other features.

Then, there is the Prestige variant that sports a price of $71,350. The standard list of features includes, ventilated front seats, heads-up display, ambient interior lights amongst other things. At the top is the Competition Prestige trim which comes with a price tag of $76,550. The features list include bespoke 5-double spoke design wheels, night vision assistant and Bang and Olufsen advanced sound system amongst other features.

Trim

Premium Plus

Prestige

Competition Prestige

MSRP

$68,800

$71,350

$76,550

Key

Features

MMI navigation plus with voice control system and MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

Ventilated twelve-way power front seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment

Audi Sport 20" 5-double-spoke design wheels, titanium-matte finish

 

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

Ambient LED interior lighting

Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles (with S line badging)

 

7" color driver information system

Power soft-closing doors

Head-up display with navigation information

Bang & Olufsen

Advanced Sound System with 15 speakers and 1,300 watts

 

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

MMI navigation plus with voice control system and

MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

Night vision assistant with pedestrian and large animal detection

 

HD Radio Technology

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription3

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

MMI navigation plus with the voice control system and MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

 

SD card slot with 64GB operating capacity (dual slots)

7" color driver information system

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

7" color driver information system

 

Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

 

Four-zone automatic climate control

   
 

Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry

Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry

 
 

BLUETOOTH wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones

 BLUETOOTH wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones

 

We Recommend

The base trim on the Audi A7 is probably the most of value for money option. The standard list of features includes a lot of advanced creature comfort features and safety features. Since the engine and performance on all trims is identical, the premium plus trim is the one that makes the most sense to us.

2017 Audi A7 Engine

8.5/10

“Although it's not billed as the high-performance model in the lineup (the S7 and RS 7 fill that role), the A7 is an impressive performer . The supercharged V6 is a stunning engine that provides nearly instantaneous throttle response and the kind of acceleration you would typically associate with a V8-powered sedan.”- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The engine on the Audi A7 is a 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 that is paired with an 8-speed auto transmission. The motor produces a considerable 333 hp and 325 lb-ft torque. This is not a sports car figure by any means but it still is generously powered for a GT. The power is adequate to never make it feel as if the engine is underpowered.

The Audi A7 is certainly not the most powerful car in the segment. Genesis G90 is the one that takes the crown in terms of power at 365 hp. Second in line is the Cadillac CT6 followed by the BMW 440i.

Models

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

MSRP

$68,800

$68,350

$55,790

$81,495

Engine

3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder 

3.3L Twin Turbo GDI DOHC 24-Valve V6

3.6-liter V-6

3.0L I-6 w/TwinPower Turbo

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

333 hp

365 hp

335 hp

320 hp

Torque

325 lb-ft

376 lb-ft

284 lb-ft

330 lb-ft

Acceleration

Acceleration is not exactly a forte of the 2017 A7 but it still sports one of the better 0-60 mph figure of 5.2 seconds. As soon as the pedal is pushed, the car squats from the back and then leaps forward like a big cat. The acceleration looks dramatic from the outside but it is as comfy as it gets from the inside.

The Audi A7 is second to only the BMW 440i sedan which completes a 0-60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds to become the segment leader in terms of off the line performance. Only 2/10th of a second slower than the Audi is the Genesis G90 at 5.4 sec followed by the Cadillac CT6 at 6.4 seconds at the bottom end.

Models

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

0-60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.4 sec

6.4 sec

4.3 sec

Quarter mile

14.8 sec

14.1 sec

13.0 sec

13.3 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.3L

3.6L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

8.8

8.4

7.4

Ride and Handling

The ride and handling on the Audi A7 is composed and relaxed most of the times. The considerable weight of the car does make it feel as if it is floating on the road but it always manages to be under the driver’s control. Potholes and rough patches of road feel non-existent due to the superior quality air suspension.

However, a little sporty element is what should’ve been imbibed in the car. The car has a very synthetic feedback which compromises the overall precision of the car especially while cornering.

Braking

The Audi A7 feature big and beefy 14.0-inch brake rotors in the front and 13.0-inch rotors in the rear. Even the hefty 4244 lbs curb weight of the car doesn’t stop it from achieving one of the better braking stats in the segment by completing a 0-60 mph halt in under 117 feet.

The leader in this segment is the BMW 440I sedan at 114 feet. The Cadillac CT6 stand identical to the Audi A7 while the Genesis G90 becomes the gatekeeper at 120 feet.

Model

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

Brake Front (in.)

14.0

14.2

13.6

14.7

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

13.4

12.0

14.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4244

4630

3925

4195

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

120

117

114

2017 Audi A7 Fuel Economy

7.2/10

The importance of fuel economy has risen phenomenally over the years. The Audi A7 however, is certainly not the most fuel-efficient of the vehicles available in the market as of now. The car offers a fuel economy of 24 mpg combined.

The situation with the rivals is even worse than on the A7. The BMW 440i returns the same mileage as the A7 while both the Genesis and Cadillac fall behind in fuel efficiency.

Model

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

MPG (city)

21

17

18

21

MPG (highway)

29

24

27

29

MPG (combined)

24

20

21

24

2017 Audi A7 Interior

8.3/10

“The A7's interior is thoughtfully designed and tightly constructed, with excellent materials quality. Subtle wood accents add to the premium feel along with subtle ambient lighting.”- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

There is comfortable seating for four on the Audi A7. The front seats are marvelously comfortable and an ergonomic delight. Taller folks might face an issue due to the compromised headroom courtesy of the dipping roofline. The case on the rear, however, becomes even more worrisome as the legroom and the headroom are both compromised especially when compared to the rivals.

Both the Cadillac CT6 and Genesis G90 sport almost identical front legroom figures and lead the segment. The rear legroom segment is lead by the BMW 440i which zooms far ahead of the rivals at 44.4 inches of legroom.

Model

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

Passenger capacity

4

5

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.9/57.2/41.3

41.1/59.1/46.3

40.2/58.3/46.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.6/55.9/37.0

38.0/57.9/37.8

38.0/56.2/40.4

38.9/57.7/44.4

Infotainment System

The infotainment system includes an 8-inch dashtop display that is controlled via the handwriting gesture pad. Sadly, there is no virtual cockpit available but there is a 7-inch info display that is also controlled through the same gesture pad. The system is fast in recognizing inputs and responding to them but it still feels outdated especially when compared to the rivals which focus more on digitalizing the analog features.

Interior Features

Key interior features on the Audi A7 include

  • 8-inch display
  • 7-inch driver info display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Multifunction steering
  • Sunroof

Cargo Capacity

Owing to its hatchback-inspired style, there are copious amounts of space available in the boot of the Audi A7. The generous 24.5 cu-ft of cargo space is something that’ll make airport runs easy and will also complement the GT natured car.

The Audi A7 leads the cargo capacity segment by leaps and bounds. The 2nd in line is the BMW 440i sedan at 18.2 cu-ft. Both Genesis G90 and Cadillac CT6 can’t even be compared to the big boys.

Model

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

24.5

15.7

15.3

18.2

2017 Audi A7 Exterior

9.4/10

“The look from the front doors forward is almost exactly the same as the A6 sedan, which is handsome in its own right, but the fast rake of the roof at the rear creates a very sleek, fastback shape.”- thecarconnection

Dimensions and Weight

The Audi A7 is one of the finer looking vehicles from the outside. The car sports a unique fastback look with a sloping roofline that gives it a truly one of kind appearance. However, it’s not even close to the exterior dimension of the rivals with a length of 114.7 inches and width of 196 inches.

The BMW 440i is the longest and widest vehicle in the segment followed by the Genesis G90 and then at last by the Cadillac CT6 sedan.

Model

Audi A7 premium plus

2017 Genesis G90 Premium

2017 Cadillac CT6 Sedan

2017 BMW 440i Sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4244

4630

3925

4195

Length(in)

114.7

124.4

122.4

126.4

Width(in)

196.2

204.9

204.1

206.6

Height(in)

75.2

75.4

74.0

74.8

Ground clearance (in)

55.9

58.9

58.0

58.2

Wheelbase (in)

4.4

5.1

NA

5.0

Track width (in) F/R

64.7/64.4

64.6/64.5

63.4/64.0

63.5/64.6

Exterior Features

The Audi A7 is a feature packed car. Some of Its features are

  • Floating roofline
  • Hatchback style rear
  • 19 or 20-inch alloys
  • Projector headlamps

2017 Audi A7 Safety

Although the IIHS and NHTSA crash tests are yet to be done on the S5, but you can expect no compromise on safety. Audi has packed a lot of life-saving tech such as automatic emergency braking both on the rear and front, a set of 8 airbags and much more as standard on all A7s.

  • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags, knee airbags, and Sideguard head curtain airbags
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
  • Front passenger occupant detection for airbags7
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakepressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Electromechanical parking brake

2017 Audi A7 Competition

Audi A7 VS Genesis G90

The Genesis G90 is also a fine looking sedan just like the Audi A7. But, it is more a luxury sedan than a grand tourer. The interior quality is unmatched and when it comes to the feature department, the Genesis G90 is actually better than the Audi with up to date feature, unlike the Audi.

However, the car does struggle due to lethargic acceleration and the engine sort of feels underpowered. Given the little price difference, the Audi A7 is definitely the better one.

Audi A7 VS Cadillac CT6

The Cadillac CT6 undercuts the Audi A7 by almost $10,000 and for good reason. Although the car features a robust and everlasting exterior but it is no match for the stylish Audi A7. Both of the cars are similarly powerful but its the Audi that feels much better during the long drives.

If the budget isn’t an issue, the Audi A7 certainly takes the crown in a comparison between these two cars.

Audi A7 VS BMW 440i

The BMW 440i is a competent grand tourer that is great on long swaths of roads. The chassis is brilliantly designed and provide the right amount of difference to strike the right balance of comfort and sportiness. The interior is pretty straightforward in complete BMW fashion but it still boasts of a number of creature comforts and clever technologies indigenous to it.

The Audi however, is still much more dapper to look at both from the inside and outside. Given the price difference, the BMW just might be a little more value for money but it all depends on the buyer’s preferences.

2017 Audi A7 Final Verdict

The Audi A7 is without a doubt one of the best looking vehicles of the year. The sloping roofline at the rear end lends it an amazing look. When it comes to driving, there isn’t anything particularly notable but it doesn’t require anything to do what it is best at, munching miles on the highway with clean and straight roads. All in all, if you’re looking for a vehicle that you can be on the road with for long times, the Audi A7 is as good as it gets.