• (4.7) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $22,631$37,883
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 310-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Audi A7

Our Take on the 2012 Audi A7

Our Take

Audi says the four-seat A7 Sportback, a large hatchback conceived along the same lines as BMW's 5 Series Gran Turismo, combines a coupelike profile with the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup. Competito... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Marginal sightlines
  • Low seats
  • Narrow cargo area

Notable Features

  • All new for 2012
  • Coupelike styling, hatchback design
  • Seats four
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard supercharged V-6


Our Expert Reviews

As with many things, when you don't have expectations they can't be crushed. Somehow I missed all the hoopla over the 2012 Audi A7 at this year's auto shows (apparently I was busy hunting down more stereotypically family-centric cars). Let me tell you, I was anything but crushed by the A7. I was pleasantly surprised by this large hatchback's combination of performance driv... Read full review for the 2012 Audi A 7

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Consumer Reviews


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Expectations exceeded.

by High Country Matt from Colorado on June 12, 2011

The styling of the new Audi A7 really catches the eye, and the interior and dash layouts are gorgeous, but the real beauty of the car is in how well it performs on the road. The engine is strong, resp... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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