2021 Audi A8 vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Full-size luxury sedans push the automotive envelope and the A8 is no exception.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sets the pace for luxury and comfort, and it offers a range of models and body styles that make it more diverse.

The BMW 7-Series delivers sportier dynamics to go with its modern and luxurious cabin.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Lexus LS that boasts a more adventurous design and a softer demeanor.

The Lincoln Continental isn’t as sophisticated as its rivals, but it’s smooth and stylish.

The Genesis G90 stands out as a slick and comfortable choice that costs less.

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Quick Specs
A worthy flagship, the 2021 Audi A8 is thoroughly modern and eminently comfortable.
The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel.
The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper.
The 2020 Lincoln Continental offers timeless style and plenty of value.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
The 2020 Genesis G90 drops the silly luxury-car pretenses, and puts its smart money down on features and service.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
L 55 TFSI quattro740i SedanLS 500 RWDStandard FWDS 450 Sedan3.3T Premium RWD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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