2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test


2012 Audi A8L: Trunk Smaller than the Camry

April 03, 2012

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What do you do when your cabinet maker's car breaks down and you have the key to our long-term 2012 Audi A8L? Well, if you're me, you pull off the doors needing attention, load them into the car and deliver them to his shop. My impromptu trip opened my eyes to the spatial limitations of the A8's trunk.

The A8L's trunk holds 13.2 cubic feet of air. It was plenty of space for my needs in this scenario, but psychologically, it felt smaller than it should. I looked no further than our long-term 2012 Toyota Camry to confirm my suspicion. The Camry holds 15.4 cubic feet of space in its trunk. So anyone cross shopping the Camry and A8L should take note.

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Anyway, these pantry doors weren't going to fit in the trunk of either car without lowering the seatbacks. And I didn't really want to do that. Thankfully, the width of the Audi's rear seating area made for a perfect fit.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 12,539 miles

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