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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
superb...with generous amounts of wood, Alcantara (suede) and aluminum accents
“Seating is firm and supportive front and rear”
According to the experts at TheCarConnection.com, the 2009 Audi A8 and Audi A8 L offer excellent comfort and quality—whether you're looking to commute across town or drive across the country.
Cars.com reports that the interior of the 2009 Audi A8 is nothing short of luxurious, including natural wood trim and genuine leather upholstery. Automotive.com remarks, "Audi is known for high-quality, well-designed interiors and the A8 lives up to this." Edmunds calls the interior "superb...with generous amounts of wood, Alcantara (suede) and aluminum accents."
Audi tells Car and Driver that the 2009 Audi A8 would be the "quietest car in its class"—and ConsumerGuide confirms this, but with a touch of criticism. The A8's 19-inch tires are "most always whisper quiet," they say, but "rumble and whine a bit on coarse pavement."
TheCarConnection.com spends a few hundred miles in various A8 Audi sedans and finds that it has some of the best front seats in any vehicle at any price; they're large and not only firm enough to hold you in place on a twisty road but also superbly comfortable for long-haul driving. Testing an extended-length A8 L, MyRide.com states, “Seating is firm and supportive front and rear, and rear occupants enjoy substantial amounts of leg and foot room to ensure total comfort.”
The rear doors in the 2009 Audi A8 are longer than most, making life easier for second-row passengers. Automotive.com notes that the A8L "provides more room and comfort for rear-seat passengers, not that the standard-length model is cramped."
The 2009 Audi A8/A8L is one of the most comfortable and luxurious cars on the market.