2020 Audi A7 vs. Its Competition

2020 Audi A7
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No automaker offers a car quite like the A7, aside from Audi with its smaller A5.

The BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS match its svelte shape, but not its relatively good utility.

Mercedes and Volvo offer wagons that are more spacious, if hardly sexy.

The Jaguar XF’s styling has aged well, though its tech story can’t come close to that of the Audi.

Perhaps the A7’s most serious rival comes from across the proverbial hall in corporate cousin Porsche’s Panamera, which comes in a somewhat utilitarian hatchback configuration.

Good luck matching the A7’s price, however.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 Audi A7 is a desirable low-guilt luxury car with an added dose of practicality.
7.0
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
6.2
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
7.2
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available.
7.2
It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.
MSRP From    
$69,000$84,900$51,100$69,950$87,200
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
Premium 55 TFSI quattro840i Gran CoupeSedan 25t Premium RWDCLS 450 CoupeRWD
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55554
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro SportbackSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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