2022 Audi A8 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi A8
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Full-size luxury sedans are aspirational for a reason.

They’re powerful, comfortable, and laden with technology.

The A8 fits the bill.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the luxury benchmark, a leader for technology, and it offers the most cosseting ride.

The BMW 7-Series has the requisite tech and comfort, but it’s sportier than the others.

The Porsche Panamera is almost in a class by itself due to its prodigious available power, hatchback body style, and sport sedan moves.

The Lexus LS and Genesis G90 stand out for their more adventurous designs, though neither has the cachet of the Germans: The LS is especially soft riding, while the G90 undercuts the more established brands on price.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2022 Audi A8 is a model of refinement, comfort, and technology.
7.6
The 2022 BMW 7-Series brims with brash front-end style, but we like it better for its elegant interior and its vivacious V-8s.
7.4
The 2022 Lexus LS presents an appealing blend of style, luxury, and above all attention to detail, even if rivals can be more fun to drive.
7.2
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the luxury benchmark, with the ride, comfort, power, and technology to prove it.
7.4
The 2022 Porsche Panamera weds stellar performance with executive realness; it’s one of the best cars to buy, period.
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The G90 full-size sedan offers a greater luxury experience than its price would suggest.
MSRP From     
$86,500$86,800$76,100$111,100$88,400$74,950
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-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 RWDS 500 4MATIC SedanRWD3.3T Premium RWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro LWB SedanSedanSedan4MATIC SedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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