Audi A7 hatchback (2011-2017) - Reliability & safety

A large proportion of parts in the Audi A7 Sportback are based on tried-and-tested technology

Carbuyer Rating

3.7 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The A7 didn’t feature in our latest Driver Power survey, but the car it’s based on performed well. It looks unlikely the A7 will be independently crash-tested, but the A6 saloon scored very well. The A7 can be fitted with a raft of safety technology to protect you and your passengers, too.

Audi A7 Sportback reliability

The Audi A7 Sportback didn’t appear in our 2017 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey results, but the closely related Audi A6 impressed, coming 34th out of the top 75 models on sale. Taken as a whole, the Audi brand was ranked 18th out of 27 manufacturers, with 15% of customers reporting a fault within the first year of ownership.

Safety

The A7 doesn’t sell in huge numbers and hasn’t been put through the Euro NCAP crash-testing regime yet, but the A6 secured the full five-star rating when it was evaluated, with a particularly strong 91% rating for adult occupant protection so we’d expect the A7 to match that. It comes with front, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and tyre pressure monitoring as standard. You can also add active lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and night vision as optional extras.

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