2014 Audi A7 TDI

Pros: Addition of well-engineered diesel model and high-performance RS7; dazzling styling; high-quality interior materials and assembly

Cons: Fastback body style compromises rear visibility and entry/exit; some testers find Audi’s MMI controls overly complicated

CG Says: A7 is visually stunning, inside and out. It’s comfortable to sit in and provides a surprising amount of practicality given its “4-door coupe” body style. Lively and reasonably efficient powertrains—both gasoline- and diesel-fueled–further enhance this car’s appeal. Prices seem high, but the sticker price buys a lot of luxury car. Even when well equipped, A7 comes out much less expensive than comparably equipped rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

2014 Audi S7
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