2016 Audi A7 review

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Audi A7 highlights

Customer rating


  • Fun driving modes
  • Tons of modern tech
  • Two engine choices


  • Lacks rear headroom
  • Narrow trunk space
  • Dull steering

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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A sedan with chiseled good looks

In 2016, the Audi A7 received some exterior updates. New for this year is a more chiseled appearance with a fresh new trapezoid-shaped grille and reshaped headlights up front as well as new LED taillights and new trapezoidal tailpipes seated in the rear bumper. Also new for 2016 are tech upgrades and a revised V6 gas engine with more horsepower. This luxury ride wows with its styling inside and out. Whether you're looking for a new family car or something to impress business clients, consider the 2016 Audi A7.

All Audi A7 years

What is new for the 2016 Audi A7?

  • A7 trims have been upgraded with A/C Seat(s) and Head Up Display as standard equipment this year.
  • Seat Massagers features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Prestige trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Audi A7

1. Loaded tech suite

Each year, Audi steps up and integrates the latest available tech. Inside the 2016 Audi A7 Premium Plus base trim you'll find an impressive list of standard features including an eight-inch motorized pop-up display, a rearview camera, voice-controlled navigation system, available 4G mobile Wi-Fi, USB audio connectivity, Google search functions, Bluetooth® connectivity, a 10-speaker audio system, CD player, and available satellite radio.

You're sure to find a way to stream your favorite podcast or playlist in this car!

2. Diesel and gas engine choices

The 2016 Audi A7 comes in two trims: Premium Plus and Prestige. Both pair with one of two engine choices. For those who love diesel-powered vehicles, the turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 that's labeled TDI on trim descriptions is the one to choose. Prefer gasoline? Check out the supercharged 3.0L V6 (labeled "3.0T") cranking out 333 hp, a 23 hp increase from last year's gasoline model. Both engines pair with all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmissions.

3. Helpful driving aids

Do you have a teen driver in the home? Rest assured Audi has integrated several driver-assist features into the 2016 A7. Stability control, a blindspot warning system, and front/rear parking sensors come standard. The optional Driver Assist package adds lane-keeping assist, a corner-view camera, and adaptive cruise control.

4. Mulitple driving selections

The 2016 Audi A7 has the Audi Drive Select feature. This comes standard on both trims with either engine to enhance your driving experience. There are four modes (Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual) that allow you to adjust the transmission's shifting characteristics, throttle response, and your steering effort. Are you ready to channel your inner racecar driver in this zippy sedan? Go for it!

5. Cozy interior features

Slip into the driver's seat of the 2016 Audi A7 Premium Plus trim to admire the power-adjustable steering wheel with shift paddles. Then take note of the eight-way adjustable heated front seats with a special four-way lumbar adjustment for the driver. If you'd like lumbar adjust for the front passenger, and ventilation in the front seats, opt for the Prestige trim. Want heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel? The Cold Weather package has that covered.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Audi A7 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi A7 26th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Audi A7 features and specs

Prestige 4WD/AWD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Supercharged Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37"

Head room

F 36.9"/R 36.6"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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