2022 Audi A8

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Audi A8 highlights

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  • Comfortable seating
  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Standard premium audio system


  • Infotainment interface requires a sharp learning curve
  • Less cargo space than its competitors
  • Brakes are slightly jumpy in traffic

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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An impeccable cabin and crisp cornering are hallmarks of the 2022 Audi A8

The 2022 Audi A8 is available in a single trim, the 55 TFSI. In the U.S., the long-wheelbase A8 L is the only available body style, bestowing rear passengers with extra legroom compared to the overseas model.

For this model year, Audi axed the plug-in hybrid option. That leaves only the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 making 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. Those wanting a zippier ride will want to take a look at the twin-turbo V8-powered S8 model, the A8’s more athletic sibling.

While the A8 is adequately powered and more than comfortably appointed inside, it suffers from a bit of a personality crisis compared to rivals from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and even upstart Genesis. In other words, while the A8 may not disappoint, its generic approach probably won’t knock your socks off.

All Audi A8 years

What is new for the 2022 Audi A8?

  • A8 trims have been upgraded with Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment this year.

2022 Audi A8 trims

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  • 3.0L
  • Power Mirrors
  • Leather Seats
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Smart Key
  • Power Seats
  • View our Audi A8 L inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Audi A8

What We Like

Interior: The 2022 Audi A8 boasts large windows and slim roof pillars, which let in plenty of natural light and provide excellent visibility at the same time. Overall, materials are high-quality, including supple leather upholstery throughout. A quiet ride allows riders to enjoy the luxury experience that is expected from the brand.

Technology: Inside the cabin, the 2022 A8 looks and feels modern and future-forward, with a generous mix of features. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone connectivity comes standard even in the base model, along with integrated navigation and a stellar Bang & Olufsen® audio system that cranks out pristine sound. The A8 is also standard with driver-assist technology like a clear 360-degree camera, lane departure, forward collision mitigation, and more.

Comfort: Right up front, heated and ventilated seats cradle the driver and front passenger, while backseat passengers enjoy ample legroom with either the five- or four-seat configuration. Amenities like a heated console and armrests and even massaging seats are available in the second row. An adaptive air suspension, which is designed to raise or lower the vehicle's ride height, improves ride comfort and handling stability.

What Needs Improvement

Unique value: The A8 checks the boxes for a luxury car but doesn’t offer a compelling value proposition. Its competitors, such as steady stars like Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class and BMW’s 7 Series, are leaving it behind. Audi’s luxury sedan feels more like a chauffeur’s car than one a driver might enjoy on a daily basis. This sedan is due for an infusion of creativity for the next iteration.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Audi A8 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi A8 38th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Audi A8 features and specs

L 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.3"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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