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Why Lease The A7 Sportback?

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Audi A7 Sportback Review 2022

The Audi A7 Sportback is a coupe that strikes a great balance between practicality and style. Although it's big enough to accommodate a family, it remains true to its roots with a slick exterior, a great range of technology, and a top-class interior.

Rivals include the Mercedes CLS and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Our Audi A7 Sportback review covers:

Audi A7 Sportback Key Features

  • Black front grille and sloping roof towards the rear
  • Simple interior featuring high-quality materials
  • 535-litre boot 
  • One petrol and one diesel engine available
  • Four trim levels: Sport, Sport Edition, S Line, Black Edition

Audi A7 Sportback Pros and Cons:


  • Versatile as both a coupe and family car
  • Premium and well-built interior
  • Lots of equipment coming as standard


  • Only two engine choices available
  • On-the-road performance subdued
  • No plug-in hybrid or fully-electric model available

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Audi A7 Sportback is a coupe that's big enough to be a family cruiser, and it'll look good while doing so. It has a slick and sporty exterior, with a black front grille, creases in the bonnet, and a sloping roof towards the rear.


As it can adapt to a family car, the A7 Sportback is pretty practical. Two adults will have no issues when sitting in the front, while another two adults behind them will have plenty of leg and headroom. If you want to add a third passenger to the rear, make sure they're small; the missile seat is narrow and restricted by a lump in the floor,

Boot space comes in at 535 litres for the A7 Sportback, which is bigger than the Mercedes CLS, and it can be extended with the rear seats folded 40/20/40. Access to the back is stress-free because of its wide opening and standard powered tailgate.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the A7 Sportback is a perfect balance of class and simplicity. There's a range of high-quality materials used, all of which have been well-built into the interior. Although its rivals are a little more lavish, the A7 Sportback's interior certainly won't disappoint.

Below the dashboard, you'll find a dual-screen infotainment system. The 10.1-inch top screen controls the radio, sat-nav, and smartphone functions, while the 8.6-inch bottom screen controls climate control. You'll also find a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel displaying all the necessary data in HD.  

The A7 Sportback has four trim levels: Sport, Sport Edition, S Line, and Black Edition.  

The entry-level Sport trim comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a high-gloss black radiator grille, LED front and rear lights, heated front seats in twin leather, cruise control, keyless go, and a parking system plus.

Sport Edition adds to this with 19-inch alloy wheels, gloss black highlights to the exterior, and privacy glass.

The mid-range S Line comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, HD matrix LED headlights, an S Line styling pack, front Sports seats with leather upholstery, illuminated door sills with S logo, and cloth headlining in black.

The range-topping Black Edition has 21-inch matt grey wheels, a black styling pack, a flat-bottomed three-spoke leather steering wheel, and inlays in carbon twill.

Power and Performance

One petrol and one diesel engines are available for the S7 Sportback. They both come with all-wheel drive, feature mild-hybrid technology, and use a seven-speed S Tronic transmission.

The first choice is the 40 TDI diesel unit. It comes with a power output of 204PS, a top speed of 155mph, and an acceleration of 0-62mph in just seven seconds. It also returns a good fuel economy of 47.1-49.6mpg.

The 45 TFSI petrol unit comes with slightly more power, having an output of 265PS. It achieves the same top speed of 155mph but has quicker acceleration and can get to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds. However, for the power increase, you sacrifice fuel economy, with it dropping to a combined 24.9-36.2mpg.


The slightly more power makes the petrol unit our pick of the two. Although you need to rev it hard to achieve its top speed, there's enough power to get a bit of fun out of it.

As you can probably tell by the limited engine choices, the A7 Sportback is suited to being a long-distance cruiser and will serve you well on the commute to work or for a family weekend away.

In terms of performance, steering is well-weighted and accurate, making it adaptable for use in an urban setting. However, on the windier roads, it's fairly mundane and doesn't give the experience that some of its rivals provide.

Suspension is pretty good, and there's a range of options available. The entry-level model comes with regular suspension, but as you move to S Line and Black Edition, it's upgraded to a lowered suspension to reduce roll when cornering. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Audi A7 Sportback start from £52,025.00 OTR* or to lease from £551.14 per month.

Looking to lease the Audi A7 Sportback? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has a range of leasing deals available to suit your every need.

Leasing may prove to be cheaper than buying, thanks to fixed monthly rentals, a low initial investment, and a range of benefits included in your deal, such as road tax and breakdown cover.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer. 

Customer Reviews

Audi A7 Sportback
Average Rating Based on 2 reviews
4.5 out of 5

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4.1 out of 5
Neil Audi A7 Sportback 50 TDI Quattro Sport Tip Auto

The only issue I have is the auto collision detector which is more dangerous than actual collisions. It can't be turned off fully as it re-sets with each start - it senses inappropriate movements, e.g. people on a skateboard on adjoining pavements, etc etc and slams on the brakes. This has narrowly avoided loss of control and/or other vehicles potentially crashing into the back of me

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4.9 out of 5
Gareth Audi A7 Sportback 50 TDI Quattro S Line Tip Auto

Superb in every way!

  • Practicality
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  • Comfort
  • Value For Money