2021 Audi A7 Sportback

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2021 Audi A7 Sportback Review: Beautiful Form, Pragmatic Function

Cars are evolving at an excessively rapid pace these days, oftentimes to cater to driving enthusiasts who want something completely over the top or affluent shoppers who are willing to pay extra for something a little more exclusive or unique. This is why cars like the 2021 Audi A7 Sportback, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, and Porsche Panamera, with their 4-door layouts and sweeping liftback rear ends exist. They offer shoppers something perhaps a little better-looking than a regular sedan, which is not only sportier but sometimes even more practical. There's no doubt that the A7 Sportback is a seriously suave and charming vehicle; just look at it. That contemporary and upscale impression is carried through to its cabin, too, which is crammed with creature comforts and conveniences and is as commodious as can be. To power this serene midsize saloon, Audi employs the services of a strapping but sophisticated 335-horsepower turbocharged V6 unit that, along with a host of finely tuned underpinnings, has the 2021 A7 Sportback deliver an exquisite driving experience.

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2021 Audi A7 Sportback Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 A7 Sportback?

There are a few updates to the A7 Sportback lineup for 2021, all but one of which are very minor. The most noteworthy upgrade for 2021 would be the addition of the plug-in hybrid option, the 55 TFSI e, to the line. The new 2.0-liter engine is mated to an electric motor, with the combination producing 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Other updates include standard 20-inch wheels on the base Premium trim and a top-view camera and MMI navigation are now included in the Convenience package for this trim. Premium Plus models now get adaptive cruise assist and emergency assist as standard, and a newly available Sport package for the Prestige adds 21-inch wheels with summer tires and an adaptive steel suspension.

Pros and Cons

  • Potent 3.0L turbo-V6 engine
  • Exceptional ride and handling
  • Sporty and handsome exterior
  • Exquisite and spacious interior
  • Extensive features and tech list
  • Headroom is a bit too compromised
  • Fuel economy returns are middling
  • Optional packages are all expensive

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2021 Audi A7 Sportback Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Prestige 55 TFSI quattro
3.0L Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$69,200
Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro
3.0L Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$69,200
Premium 55 TFSI quattro
3.0L Turbo V6 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$69,200
Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$74,900
Premium Plus 55TFSI e quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$74,900

A7 Sportback Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 195.6 in
  • Wheelbase 115.2 in
  • Height 56.0 in
  • Max Width 75.1 in
  • Front Width 65.1 in
  • Rear Width 64.4 in
  • Curb Weight 4,343.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Typhoon Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Triton Blue Metallic
  • Carat Beige Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Soho Brown Metallic
  • Avalon Green Metallic
  • Vesuvius Gray Metallic
  • Firmament Blue Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Brilliant Black

A7 Sportback Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Audi deemed it fit to equip the A7 Sportback midsize sedan with a 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder gas engine that's been fused with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The powertrain has been modulated to punch out up to 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, all of which is commanded by a 7-speed automatic transmission and forwarded to Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system. Acceleration responses are quick throughout the A7's rev range and, though the powertrain is strapping, delivery remains smooth and cultivated for an urbane driving experience.

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid, 3.0L Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

A7 Sportback Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    19.3 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 22/29 mpg
* 2021 Audi A7 Sportback Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro

A7 Sportback Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.3 in
  • Front Head Room 37.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.0 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.1 in

A7 Sportback Trunk and Cargo Space

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A7 Sportback Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Audi A7 Sportback a Good Liftback Sedan?

Whether you admire the sleek liftback design or not, if there's one thing that's for certain, it's that the 2021 Audi A7 Sportback is a superb premium cruiser that exceeds expectations in the realms of performance and luxury. It's to no extent a bonafide sports car, but an authoritative and level-headed cruiser that prioritizes driving pleasure and comfort over speed and competitiveness. If you're looking for something on the more thrilling or entertaining side, the Porsche Panamera would be a more viable choice. Those who like what the A7 is about will revel in its modern, spacious, and luxurious interior. Though neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has subjected the 2021 Audi A7 Sportback to review for its crashworthiness, both authorities did accord the 2020 version with an excellent safety rating, and they are both part of the second generation. The A7 has also received promising reliability reviews over the years. The A6 sedan may be a more pragmatic vehicle, but the A7 Sportback offers the exclusivity and novelty that shoppers in this segment are looking for.

๐Ÿš—What Audi A7 Sportback Model Should I Buy?

Finding the sweet spot in the A7 Sportback line is simple. While the top-tier Prestige offers the utmost in specifications and features, it's really expensive. Similarly, the base-level Premium comes standard with a fairly good selection of specs and features, but it's missing quite a lot of desirable ones. Therefore, the middle ground Premium Plus is the sweet spot as the model that offers a better selection of specs and features than the Premium, such as Audi's 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit display, a heated steering wheel, 10.1-inch upper and 8.6-inch lower infotainment touchscreens, and much more. All of this while remainingo more affordable than the Prestige. The 2021 Audi A7 Sportback Premium Plus's price comes in at $74,350 in the USA, which means you can also throw in the Executive Package, which contains a selection of driver assists and other conveniences, and it'll still undercut the price of the Prestige.

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