2010 Audi A8 vs. Its Competition

2010 Audi A8 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The A8 feels substantially lighter than its big-sedan rivals-likely because of its aluminum construction-and can be hustled along a tight, curvy road at higher speeds than you might think; although competing models might have more horsepower, the 2010 Audi A8 has impressive passing ability.

The interior in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class looks more modern and sophisticated than that of the Audi A8, while the BMW 7-Series and Lexus LS 460 also stand out for offering high-tech features.

Both the 7-Series and S-Class have available night-vision systems and seats, and seating comfort in both of those vehicles is about as good as in the A8.

The Lexus LS 460 has an especially conservative look and feel, along with one of the most refined and isolated interiors, for those so inclined.

The newest Jaguar XJ ditches its antediluvian look and adopts a racy profile and a glossy high-tech sheen to its cabin.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2010 Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition.
9.0
Call us converts: The latest 2010 BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
8.4
The 2010 Lexus LS range spans Sport and Hybrid models, but consistently delivers stellar ride and assembly quality-with driving pleasure placed on hold.
9.2
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
MSRP From    
$74,550$82,000N/A$65,380$87,950
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas V8N/AGas V8Gas/Electric V6
EPA Class    
LargeLargeN/AMid-SizeLarge Car
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 750i RWDN/A4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD
Drivetrain    
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55N/A55
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4-Door SedanN/A4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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