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in Luxury Large Cars

MSRP: $65,900 - $106,500
Invoice: $61,288 - $99,047
MPG: 18 City / 28 Hwy
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Audi A7 Interior

According to critics, the 2015 Audi A7 has a beautiful interior with solid build quality and first-rate materials. Test drivers like the A7’s large, easy-to-access cargo area and roomy front seats. They note that the back seats have adequate legroom, but they say headroom is limited for taller passengers. Some test drivers write that the A7’s MMI infotainment system is user-friendly, but others think it’s harder to master than the systems in rival vehicles.

  • "Those who are familiar with Audi's interior design will likely be more than content with the A7's interior. It's handsomely designed and tightly constructed, with excellent materials quality." -- Edmunds
  • "Slip behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi A7 and you'll know why Audi is now the yardstick against which all other manufacturers' interiors are measured." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "As with other Audis, A7 features superb detailing and precision workmanship. The wood trim looks natural, which adds more elegance to the cabin than the highly varnished pieces found in the competition." -- Consumer Guide (2013) 
  • "While cruising the autobahn or the freeway, you'll have a chance to appreciate the classy interior. We are especially impressed by the S-exclusive aluminum and Beaufort wood trim combo, created from tulip wood that's dyed black and, well, aluminum." -- Car and Driver (2013 S7)

Seating

The 2015 Audi A7 seats five, while the S7 and RS 7 seat four. Standard features in the A7 include leather upholstery, heated front seats and power-adjustable front seats. Available features include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Automotive critics say the A7’s front seats are comfortable and offer adequate head- and legroom. The rear seat in the A7 has decent legroom and is wide enough for three passengers, though the car’s sloping roofline limits headroom for taller people, according to reviewers.

  • "There's comfortable seating for five in the A7, or four in the S7 and RS 7, which have two bucket seats separated by a storage console between them. Either way, that graceful roofline makes rear-seat headroom tight for tall passengers." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Fitting five passengers in the A7 won't be a problem, as long as they aren't very tall. Headroom up front is acceptable, but the sleek, sloping roof line limits rear headroom quite a bit. Legroom however, is adequate all around." -- Edmunds
  • "Some rear headroom is sacrificed in the name of the A7's dapper lines, but at least Audi has tossed the puzzling two-passenger rear setup for the latest model year in favor of a conventional bench seat that adds space for a third rear passenger." -- Left Lane News

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2015 Audi A7 include quad-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, HD Radio, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring and a 10-speaker audio system. Audi’s MMI navigation system with Audi Connect, which uses a cellular data connection to provide a wireless hot spot and update navigation routes with data provided by Google Maps, is also standard. The MMI navigation system also features a console-mounted touch pad, which allows you to write out a destination or phone number with your fingertip. Available features include Bose or Bang & Olufsen audio systems, surround-view parking cameras, night vision with pedestrian detection, a head up display, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and active lane keep assist.

Some test drivers say the MMI infotainment system has user-friendly menus, sharp graphics and that the handwriting recognition feature is useful. However, others think it takes longer to master than the systems in rival cars, noting that adjustments for the audio and navigation systems can be complicated.

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  • "The system boasts logical menus, crisp graphics and a touchpad to increase functionality, and after a short time it seems relatively intuitive. BMW's iDrive or Mercedes' COMAND are a bit easier to use, however, for the less technology-oriented customer." -- Edmunds
  • "Remember handwriting recognition? Remember how cool it would've been had it worked right? Audi does, and it's done it with MMI Touch. Writing your letters and numbers on the touch-sensitive pad is far more effective, and a lot less gimmicky, than you might think." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "A7's controls require study, perhaps moreso than in similar luxury cars. Only the most basic functions are separate from Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI). MMI will puzzle the uninitiated and occasionally frustrate the familiar with a few counter-intuitive adjustments, especially when working with the audio system." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Some controls, particularly for the automatic climate system, are straightforward; others, like those for audio and navigation, require a learning curve." -- Forbes (2012)

Cargo

The 2015 Audi A7 hatchback has a cargo area and liftgate instead of a trunk, which helps give it more cargo space than most cars in its class. There is 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space beneath the A7’s standard power liftgate, and critics say that figure can be increased considerably by folding down the back seat. Test drivers note that the large hatch makes the cargo area easy to access.

  • "Because of its hatchback configuration, the A7 provides easy access to its generously sized (24.5 cubic feet) cargo area." -- Left Lane News
  • "The A7's hatchback design enables easy loading of luggage and larger items that might not fit in the trunk of a conventional sedan. Official cargo capacity is 24.5 cubic feet, but lowering the rear seatbacks increases that volume significantly." -- Edmunds
  • "But perhaps the best news is that the Audi A7 is as practical as it is fun to drive, with a huge cargo area under the hatch." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The rear hatch opens up wide, making bulky objects easy to load and unload. The A7 is ideal for someone who, say, regularly drives a foursome to and from the golf course." -- Businessweek (2012)
Review Last Updated: 5/14/15

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