What CarGurus' Experts are Saying About the Audi A7

In 2012, Audi introduced a striking new design with the A7 sportback. Underneath the sheet metal, much of the A7 mirrored the more conventionally designed A6 sedan. But while the A6 blended in amongst the masses, the A7 stood out like a supermodel at a plumber's convention. It's sloping rear deck drew the majority of the eyeballs, but that liftback design was as much about function as it was form. While the A6 sedan offered a competitive amount of trunk space, the A7 bested it by nearly 10 cubic feet. The liftback's practical use of space quickly distinguished the A7 from similar-looking competitors like the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Since its debut in 2012, the A7 hasn't been a performance slouch, either. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine sits under the hood and produces 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque in the 2019 A7. Despite the impressive power, fuel economy isn't terrible either. With Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system included as standard equipment, the 2019 A7 returns 20 miles per gallon city, 29 highway, 23 combined. For drivers looking for even more performance, Audi also makes the S7 and RS 7. These souped-up versions of the A7 look similar, apart from some visual enhancements. What truly sets the S7 and RS 7 apart from the anything-but-pedestrian A7, however, are their engines. The S7 is good for 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet, but even more impressive is the Audi RS 7, which turns the head-turner up to eleven, thanks to a 560 horsepower twin-turbo V8.