Used Audi A7 2018-present review

Category: Coupé

Section: Advice for buyers

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Audi A7 Sportback front
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Audi A7 hatchback?

Audi has dropped traditional physical controls for its air conditioning and infotainment systems and replaced them with a dual-touchscreen set-up. Make sure both screens work as they should and that they respond quickly to inputs and don’t freeze up all the time. If these are presenting issues, you may need to have a software update performed at an Audi workshop.

Every version comes with front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, but you should still look for damage to the extremities of the car. Also, many come with enormous 20in alloy wheels (there are even 21in ones on Vorsprung models) that are susceptible to kerb damage and can be expensive to repair.

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What are the most common problems with a used Audi A7 hatchback?

The latest A7 is still a bit too new to have thrown up any common issues as of yet. Audi – as a brand – doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability. It only managed a 20th place finish out of 31 manufacturers, although this was better than fellow premium rivals such as BMW and Mercedes.