Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, though the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Audi A8. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Audi A8 is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the Audi A8 with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly Audi A8 Hybrid. On the highway, the Audi A8 is comfortable and compliant. Audi A8 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Audi A8 with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the Audi A8 offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to pick from along the way.
The Audi A8 is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content helps it be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Audi A8 might just be the sedan for you.
The Audi A8 is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Audi A8 Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels may be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Audi A8 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to produce a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Audi A8 features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so your front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.