2013 Audi A7

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Audi A7. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    310-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Dynamic styling
  • Interior materials
  • Acceleration
  • Relative fuel efficiency

The Bad

  • Marginal sightlines
  • Low seats
  • Narrow cargo area

Notable Features of the 2013 Audi A7

  • New five-seat version of A7 for 2013
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology added
  • New available safety features
  • Coupelike styling, hatchback design
  • Supercharged V-6
  • Standard AWD

2013 Audi A7 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Introduced for 2012, the 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, Audi says. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup. Competitors include the 5 Series GT and V-6 Porsche Panamera.

The A7 comes standard with a supercharged V-6 and all-wheel drive. A new high-performance variant, dubbed S7, is powered by a 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 and is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2013
Formerly a four-seat car, the A7 can now have an available rear bench seat that increases seating capacity to five. The supercharged V-6 drivetrain now includes fuel-saving stop-start technology, which automatically turns off the engine when you come to a stop and restarts it when you need to accelerate. The system includes an off button.

The Innovation Package adds two new safety features. Active Lane Assist is a camera-based system that warns the driver of an unintended lane change and can steer the car back to the middle of the lane. Corner View uses front and rear cameras to provide better visibility when exiting a parking space or alley, for instance.

Exterior
The A7's measurements line up closer to the squat Panamera than the 5 Series GT. The roofline descends onto a short rear deck, from which the rear end cuts abruptly downward. Up front, Audi's tall grille ...

Vehicle Overview

Introduced for 2012, the 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, Audi says. The A7 slots between the A6 and A8 sedans in Audi's lineup. Competitors include the 5 Series GT and V-6 Porsche Panamera.

The A7 comes standard with a supercharged V-6 and all-wheel drive. A new high-performance variant, dubbed S7, is powered by a 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 and is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2013
Formerly a four-seat car, the A7 can now have an available rear bench seat that increases seating capacity to five. The supercharged V-6 drivetrain now includes fuel-saving stop-start technology, which automatically turns off the engine when you come to a stop and restarts it when you need to accelerate. The system includes an off button.

The Innovation Package adds two new safety features. Active Lane Assist is a camera-based system that warns the driver of an unintended lane change and can steer the car back to the middle of the lane. Corner View uses front and rear cameras to provide better visibility when exiting a parking space or alley, for instance.

Exterior
The A7's measurements line up closer to the squat Panamera than the 5 Series GT. The roofline descends onto a short rear deck, from which the rear end cuts abruptly downward. Up front, Audi's tall grille dominates the space, and the headlights include standard LED daytime running lights — once an Audi signature element, now a common sight among luxury cars. Full-LED headlights are optional. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels standard; 19- and 20-inch wheels optional
  • Power rear spoiler
  • Power moonroof
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional S line ground effects

Interior
The cockpit's contours wrap from the doors to the dash. A central display powers up from the center part of the dash. It's controlled by Audi's latest Multi Media Interface, whose knob controller has an adjacent touch-pad that picks up commands as you trace them with your fingers. Interior features include:

  • Heated leather front seats
  • Seats four; optional rear bench seat for five-person capacity
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Optional ventilated front seats
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional heated steering wheel

Under the Hood
The A7's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 delivers 310 hp and 325 pounds-feet of torque. With an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-biased all-wheel drive, the A7 hits 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, Audi says. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses premium gas
  • Fuel-saving stop-start engine technology
  • Optional sport suspension

Safety
Eight airbags, including dual front knee airbags, are standard. Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard. Additional optional safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the rear seats
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Night vision with pedestrian detection

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Amazing car for price

by Petershop from Seattle, wa on May 13, 2018

Now that you can buy the A7 for under $35,000 it is really the perfect car to buy at that price. Sticker price on most of these cars was over $70,000, that?s hard to pass up. Read full review

(5.0)

Sporty head turner

by Magicman from Fla on October 31, 2017

Everything I expected and more. It has very good power, styling, and has proven to be reliable. The Audi service is very good, and professional. The vehicle handling is smooth and responds well. The ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Audi A7 currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Audi A7 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A7 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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