Think of the Audi A7 Sportback as a larger, more upmarket version of the low-slung five-door Audi A5 Sportback. It’s a fast, luxurious and comfortable four-seater that is similar in concept to the Mercedes CLS, in that it offers coupe-like looks in conjunction with better practicality.
The A7 shares its dashboard with the A6, so gets controls that work well, including Audi’s Multi-Media Interface (MMI) central controller that functions on a retractable colour screen. The driver’s seat is comfortable and has plenty of adjustment, and the low-slung seating position adds a modicum of sporting feel.
There’s loads of space for the driver and front-seat passenger, and a couple of six-footers will be fine in the back, despite the sloping, coupe-like roofline. It’s predictably not as roomy as an equivalent conventional saloon, but it doesn’t feel cramped.
Reliability is a concern. The A7 is closely related to the A6, which got a below-average reliability score in our most recent customer satisfaction survey and is expensive to repair, so we expect the A7 to be the same. Every version gets six airbags, which looks a little sparse given that many hatchbacks get seven these days, although rear side airbags are an affordable option. There are lots of optional driver aids available, including lane-keeping assist, a head-up display and even a night vision camera.
As a conclusion,the Audi A7 it’s not as good to drive as some of its rivals, but is beatuifully finished and well equipped, plus now you can personalize its interior with our car seat covers, made especially for the Audi’s type of seats.
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