Advertisement
Go
2009 Audi A8 Photo
7.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE
INVOICE
$68,867
BASE
MSRP
$74,050
On Styling
The 2009 Audi A8/A8L has an almost universally appealing elegance, but others in its class offer edgier styling.

7.0 out of 10
Browse Audi A8 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

STYLING | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

handsome and spacious
Edmunds

changes for the 2009 Audi A8 are minimal
Car and Driver

TheCarConnection.com finds that the 2009 Audi A8 carries over many existing design decisions. Other options may offer bolder styling.

On the exterior, the 2009 Audi A8 wins raves. “Nobody does an interior like Audi. The 2004 A8 is awash in gorgeous wood, lovely aluminum and buttery Valcona leather, served up in four different interior ‘envinronments,’” gushes MyRide.com. There are two versions of the A8, Audi's large luxury sedan: a standard car and the A8 L, which has a 121-inch wheelbase, slightly more than 5 inches bigger than that of the base model, according to Cars.com. Both are penned not to offend.

Edmunds says the "snob appeal" of the Audi 2009 is still less than that of its rivals from BMW and Mercedes. As Car and Driver points out, changes for the 2009 Audi A8 are minimal; other than interior/exterior finish options, there's very little to distinguish the 2009 Audi A8 from its predecessor on the outside.

Inside, it's impeccably detailed, and the Audi A8's cabin is as "handsome and spacious" as ever, Edmunds believes. Automotive.com says that "the cabin is elegant and comfortable, and tops the class in finish quality."

TheCarConnection.com's editors think the A8 Audi is one of the most refined-looking vehicles on the road. The exterior shape is enduring; inside the A8, Audi's instrument panel appears remarkably clean and simplified compared to the excess of lines and gadgets in the latest Benz S-Class or BMW 7-Series.

Conclusion

The 2009 Audi A8/A8L has an almost universally appealing elegance, but others in its class offer edgier styling.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.