The 2020 Audi A7 is likely one of the greatest wanting Audis on sale at present, but it surely’s additionally one of the crucial sensible vehicles in its lineup. The sportback design and form appears to be like slick and opulent, but the hatchback that comes alongside for the experience means there’s an abundance of simply accessible cargo house.
For somebody searching for an opulent and sporty grand tourer to tackle trip, an A7, S7 (the model used on this check) or RS 7 would all work wonders. Removing crossovers from the equation, the A7 solely falls in need of the A6 Allroad within the numbers recreation. An A7 nets you 24.9 cubic-feet of house (similar for S7), however the A6 Allroad brings that as much as 30 cubic-feet. Still, the A7 is way extra utilitarian than an A6 (13.7 cubic-feet), and it’s proper on par with the Q5 (25.1 cubic-feet). You may even get the automotive with an air suspension that retains the rear from sagging beneath all the burden chucked over and behind the rear wheels.
Note that I exploit completely different gear than Riswick out in Portland: Two carry-on suitcases sized (24 inches lengthy, 15.5 huge, 10 deep); one carry-on suitcase (21.7L x 13.7W x 9 D); one medium-size suitcase it’s important to examine (24.5L x 16.8W x 11.5D) and two bigger, full-size suitcases (33.8L x 21.5W x 13D) and (28.1L x 18W x 10.5D).
Predictably, the hatch is powered. Once in, I seen that the privateness shade appears to be like like it’s going to prohibit suitcase stacking. There is a pleasant mesh blocker you’ll be able to prop up on the shade itself for much more privateness. This being a “Sportback,” the angle of assault on the roof is pretty aggressive. There’s no mistaking it for a square-back wagon — any and all taller objects should be shoved additional into the hatch, as top turns into an actual problem in entrance.
Stacking a suitcase on high of one other was unattainable with the shade in, so I eliminated it to see what we might actually match into the hatch. I’d recommend doing the identical when you’re happening a visit. With that gone, I used to be in a position to match each full-size suitcases, the medium bag and two carry-on suitcases. Plus, there was some roof leftover within the entrance nook. It ended up being simply the correct dimension spot for the flowery bag (22L x 8.8W x 12D). My first try at closing the hatch with the carry-on in entrance failed, however once I angled it again, the hatch fortunately pulled shut. Its vanguard was only a smidge too tall for that quick space proper on the loading zone.
Next, I attempted to stack the 2 full-size suitcases on high of one another. This didn’t go as properly, and it’s a wonderfully good cause to purchase an A6 Allroad over an A7. I used to be in a position to match 4 full-size suitcases in a 2020 A6 Avant I rented in Germany final 12 months for a trip with three buddies. It barely match all 4, however the hatch was tall sufficient that it could shut each time. We stacked the suitcases simply as you see the 2 stacked right here. Unfortunately, the angle is simply too extreme within the A7 and gained’t shut with two full-size suitcases stacked like that.
Assuming you don’t need to take any greater than two individuals wherever, the rear seats fold all the way down to reveal a vastly expansive house. Since the roof will get taller towards the center of the automotive, you’ll be able to match even bigger objects in that you just couldn’t earlier than. There isn’t a lot this automotive gained’t swallow in max utility mode. Don’t look forward to finding much more room beneath the ground, although. Lifting up the flooring solely reveals a subwoofer and wheel/tire altering/fixing gear.
We’re at all times a sucker for a hatchback, and whereas the A7 isn’t fairly at A6 Allroad ranges of utility, it’s much more helpful than the A6 sedan. The indisputable fact that it appears to be like so beautiful is simply icing on the cake.