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Audi A7 Sportback - Practicality, comfort and boot space

It may be a coupe, but the Audi A7 offers decent space for four and a useful hatchback-style boot

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

3.9 out of 5

Price
£57,250 to £94,300
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By their very nature, big four-door coupes are less practical than the saloon models on which they are based. But the Audi A7 Sportback is better than you might expect, with plenty of space for four adults to get comfortable — or five to squeeze in for short journeys. Those frameless windows for the door glass help with access.

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Visibility is a little compromised thanks to thick pillars and that sloping roof, but it’s no worse than in a Porsche Panamera. The multitude of cameras and sensors make parking easier than it looks, while the self-parking function will make the process a doddle. 

Size 

The A7 Sportback is 4,969mm long, 1,908mm wide and 1,422mm tall. It’s ever so slightly shorter than the old model, but it’s fractionally wider and taller. Audi has added 10mm to the wheelbase despite the shorter length and increased the overall cabin length by 21mm, improving passenger space. The A8 is a good 200mm longer still, however. 

Leg room, head room & passenger space 

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the space on offer. Front seat passengers get loads of head and leg space, with supportive and endlessly adjustable seats. Legroom is improved for rear seat passengers over the old car, and while six-footers will find their heads brushing against that sloping roofline. It’s not too bad overall and hardly what you'd call cramped.

Boot

One practical benefit the A7 has over its saloon siblings is its hatchback-style tailgate. It makes accessing what space there is significantly easier for those awkwardly shaped loads. The 535-litre boot is identical in capacity to the previous generation A7.

All cars get a power-assisted tailgate, so all you need to do is press a button, and the hatch will open or close by itself.

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Shane is responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express website and social media channels. Prior to joining Auto Express in 2021, he worked as a radio producer and presenter for outlets such as the BBC.

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