2021 Audi A7

MSRP range: $69,200 - $80,250
MSRP$72,880
Edmunds suggests you pay$66,551

What Should I Pay

2021 Audi A7 Review

  • Strong overall performance
  • Attractive and refined interior
  • Comfort in spades
  • Lots of high-tech features
  • Infotainment interface can be distracting to use
  • Sloping roofline limits rear headroom
  • More expensive than the similar A6
  • New plug-in hybrid version that can go up to 24 miles on all-electric power
  • Minor changes to standard and optional equipment
  • Part of the second A7 generation introduced for 2019

Looking to break out of the midsize luxury sedan mold? The 2021 Audi A7 might be an intriguing alternative. It's based on the more traditional A6 sedan but replaces the trunk with a sweeping hatchback. Not only does it give the A7 a sportier fastback profile, but it also greatly increases cargo capacity.

There's also an increase in price over the A6, to the tune of about $10,000. In addition to the standard V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, there's a plug-in hybrid e Quattro model that is estimated to return 24 miles of electric-only range.

The A7's body style makes it a bit of an oddity among other sedans, but it's not alone. The tangentially related Porsche Panamera shares many similarities, but not when it comes to price — the Porsche costs quite a bit more. There's also the coupe-style Mercedes-Benz CLS to consider. So is this 2021 A7 for you? Check out the categories of our Expert Rating below to learn more and get our in-depth take.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    8.1/10
    As a luxury hatchback, the Audi A7 is unusual. Yet it's a terrifically impressive machine, with a supple interior, strong engine and surprisingly sporty handling. There aren't many faults. However, its touchscreen can be distracting to use, so be sure to check it out before buying.

Which A7 does Edmunds recommend?

The midgrade Premium Plus trim gets our recommendation in the A7 lineup for the best value play. Besides all of the Premium trim level's features, you also get the contents of the Convenience package and several additional advanced safety and driver assistance features.

Audi A7 models

The 2021 Audi A7 is a sedan with a rear hatch and is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The standard powerplant is what Audi calls the 55 TFSI. It's a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (335 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque) paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It also features a 48-volt mild hybrid system that can help with engine smoothness and efficiency.

There is also this year's new 55 TFSI e Quattro. This is a real-deal hybrid. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a plug-in hybrid system (meaning you can recharge it using an external power cord) and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Combined output is 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates the e Quattro can go 24 miles on all-electric power before switching over to the regular gas/hybrid operation.

Premium
The base Premium trim is anything but basic. You get plenty of comfort, convenience and tech features such as:

  • Sunroof
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
  • Power rear hatch
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Audi Connect remote monitoring and control
  • Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Twin-screen infotainment system
  • Navigation system
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)

A Convenience package is optional for the Premium trim. It adds:

  • Digital instrument panel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad with signal booster
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Larger primary infotainment display
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the vehicle and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

Premium Plus
The midrange Premium Plus comes with all of the features above plus:

  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the vehicle back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio system

Executive package
This Premium Plus optional package gets you:

  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats

Prestige
The top Prestige trim comes with the Executive package plus:

  • Soft-close doors
  • Noise-reducing side windows
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
  • Traffic sign reader
  • Frontal cross-traffic alert (alerts the driver to possible side collisions at intersections)

Luxury package
The Luxury package is available only with the Prestige trim and adds:

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Additional leather interior trim
  • Front-seat massage functions

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Audi A7.


2021 Audi A7 video

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: Vehicle variants are nothing new. You have grand coupes, you have GTs, you have sportbacks, you have wagons. They're all pretty much based off of sedans. This is no different. This is the all-new 2019 Audi A7. Before I jump into the A7, do me a favor and hit subscribe below. We have a lot of great content coming your way. Like the first generation A7, this new one is based very heavily on the A6 sedan. The big difference though is styling. Instead of the traditional sedan proportions, the A7 has this sweeping roof line that tapers down into this fastback hatchback look. It's slightly sportier, and it has a certain appeal to those who just want to make a fashion statement. The engines are all the same. It's a three liter turbo charged V6, that puts out 335 horsepower, through a seven speed automated manual gearbox. And it has Quattro all-wheel drive as standard. For the most part, the A7 drives just like the A6. For driving impressions and some interior impressions, check out that full review, because this video, I'm going to be pointing out the differences between the A6 and A7. One of the main differences besides just the body shape, is also the price. The A7 costs about $10,000 more than the A6. That means the starting price is right around $70,000. The A7 also has some subtle styling tweaks that set it apart just a little bit from the more conventional A6. First of all, there's some deep creases in the hood here that give it a sportier, lighter, sharper appearance. There's also a lot of sculpting going down here under the headlights and larger air vents to make it look a little sportier. One of the more pronounced and heritage-inspired styling cues is this flared blister. It's pretty subtle, and actually the best way to see it is to look straight down on it. And it goes back to the Audi Quattro with those really pronounced flares and blisters right around the wheels. Further back, we have some character lines that kind of fade in and fade out. They're really sharp in some points and just fade back into the body. It's really nice. It's a good effect. Also, there's a subtle line here. This little crease here that gives it a slightly lighter appearance. To further lighten a lot of that visual weight, there's a lot of sculpting going on down here by the rocker panels. It's kind of deeply coved in here and it changes its profile as it goes up. In design speak, well, they're catching light and casting shadows. And that gives it a lot more visual interest. As you get to the back wheel, well, you have the reemergence of that Quattro bulge here. And one thing that is also cool, is the last generation A7, the fuel door was a little bit of an interruption, because they had to place it in the middle of that character line. Now they have it right in this perfect little spot here, where it doesn't really jar you visually. Another difference between this and the old A7 is the tail. It's just a few inches taller than before. And it actually makes a big difference. I thought that the original A7, it tapered a little bit too much and kind of trailed off. This one has a more definite ending. And I think it's more attractive. One of the more obvious differences between the A7 and A6 is cargo. This massive hatch adds to the already generous trunk from the A6. It means you can fit slightly bulkier items back here. And the designers say you can still fit golf clubs sideways across the trunk. Overall, it gets a slight edge over the A6 when it comes to convenience and utility. If there's one area where the A7 comes up short against the A6, it's rear passenger space. I'm 5'10" and my head is definitely touching the headliner. In the A6 however, I add about an inch or two above that. I do still have plenty of room for my feet under the front seat and knee room as well. And it still has plenty of lateral space. Unlike the A6, it's not quite as expansive a view outward because of this tapering roof line. What that means is, if you're going to be regularly shuttling around taller adults, the A6 might be a better choice. All things considered, the A7 takes all of the best attributes of the A6 and adds a little more style. They both drive really great, have wonderful interiors and tons of tech. Deciding between the two is really just going to come down to your own fashion sense. Personally, I like this new A7. I like it better than the A6. But I also like it a lot better than the previous A7. For more information on the A6, the A7 and all of their competition, head on over to edmunds.com. To see more videos like this, hit subscribe. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2019 Audi A7 First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Audi A7, but since the 2021 Audi A7 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$69,200
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 29 Hwy / 24 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.3 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 335 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 195.6 in. / Height: 56.0 in. / Width: 75.1 in.
Curb Weight: 4332 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 24.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite A7 safety features:

Audi Pre Sense Front
Warns if a front collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Intersection Assistant
Detects if a side or oncoming vehicle collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Vehicle Exit Warning
Alerts the driver if a vehicle or cyclist is approaching from behind as a door is opened into traffic.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Audi A7 vs. the competition

2021 Audi A7

2021 Audi A7

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Audi A7 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class received a substantial update for 2021 and in the process nabbed the Edmunds Top Rated Award for midsize luxury sedans. Unlike the A7's hatchback body style, the E-Class sticks with a traditional trunk. As a result, the A7 enjoys almost double the cargo capacity of the Benz. The E-Class, however, has a better infotainment system.

Compare Audi A7 & Mercedes-Benz E-Class features 

Audi A7 vs. BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

The recent revival of BMW's 8 Series coupe replaces the old 6 Series and makes a huge impression with its numerous improvements. The four-door Gran Coupe follows the same formula of delivering stirring performance with high levels of refinement and luxury. It does cost more than the Audi A7, however, and lacks the trunk space. We prefer the BMW's driving dynamics, especially with the V8 engine or M8 variant.

Compare Audi A7 & BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe features 

Audi A7 vs. Porsche Panamera

Both the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera fall under the VW Group of automotive brands and have historically been closely related. With the latest redesigns, there's less of a connection, but plenty of similarities remain. The rear hatch is the most obvious, though the A7 holds a lot more. Not surprisingly, the Panamera has a performance advantage but also costs more.

Compare Audi A7 & Porsche Panamera features 

FAQ

Is the Audi A7 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 A7 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about Audi A7 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the A7 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg to 29 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the A7 ranges from 21.6 to 24.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi A7. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Audi A7?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Audi A7:

  • New plug-in hybrid version that can go up to 24 miles on all-electric power
  • Minor changes to standard and optional equipment
  • Part of the second A7 generation introduced for 2019
Learn more

Is the Audi A7 reliable?

To determine whether the Audi A7 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the A7. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the A7's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Audi A7 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Audi A7 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 A7 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 A7 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Audi A7?

The least-expensive 2021 Audi A7 is the 2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $69,200.

Other versions include:

  • Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $78,350
  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $69,200
  • Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $80,250
  • Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $74,900
  • Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $74,350
Learn more

What are the different models of Audi A7?

If you're interested in the Audi A7, the next question is, which A7 model is right for you? A7 variants include Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). For a full list of A7 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Audi A7

2021 Audi A7 Overview

The 2021 Audi A7 is offered in the following submodels: A7 Sedan. Available styles include Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). Audi A7 models are available with a 3.0 L-liter hybrid engine or a 2.0 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 362 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Audi A7 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2021 Audi A7 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Audi A7?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Audi A7 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 A7.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Audi A7 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 A7 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Audi A7?

2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $72,880. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $6,329 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,329 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $66,551.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $79,530. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $5,992 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,992 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $73,538.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 7.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2021 Audi A7 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $84,370. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $5,910 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,910 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $78,460.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Audi A7s are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Audi A7?

2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
24 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2021 Audi A7 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
24 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2021 Audi A7 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
29 compined MPG,

EPA Est. MPG24
Transmission7-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase115.2 in.
Length195.6 in.
Width75.1 in.
Height56.0 in.
Curb Weight4332 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Audi A7?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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