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Audi A7 Sportback hatchback - Reliability & safety

Impressive engineering and safety technology has been lavished on the Audi A7 Sportback

Carbuyer Rating

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

It's impossible to judge the A7 Sportback’s reliability until it has been on sale for a few years at least, but Audi has put it through a rigorous testing programme. The big Audi scored the full five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.

Audi A7 Sportback hatchback reliability

Audi tends to be at its best when building large, luxurious models and A7 customers are unlikely to expect anything less than the best. The latest version of the A7 hasn’t yet featured in a Driver Power survey but we haven’t heard of any major reliability issues since the car was launched in 2018.

Safety

While the Audi A7 has proved it's extremely safe in Euro NCAP crash tests, the aim of most of its safety kit is to prevent a collision happening in the first place. To accomplish this, top versions are fitted with no less than five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner. Start to wander out of your lane on the motorway and the steering will guide you back. Fail to brake for a car or pedestrian, and the A7 can brake automatically as a last resort.

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Cheapest

  • Name
    40 TDI Sport 5dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £47,935

Most Economical

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  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
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  • Name
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  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £66,700

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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