2021 Audi A6 vs Audi A7 Comparison in Columbus, OH

For some, there's no better way to get around than in a classic, luxurious sports sedan. Audi has got you covered with the midsize 2021 Audi A6. It comes with the muscle and performance of a sports car as well as the comfort and versatility of an executive sedan. Also available from Audi is the new 2021 Audi A7. It's about the same size as the Audi A6, and looks similar since they both share modern Audi styling. But with its Sportback design, the Audi A7 has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. Learn more below, then come visit Audi Columbus to find and test drive the Audi model that's just right for your needs.

2021 Audi A6 vs Audi A7 Exterior

Differences: Size & Design

To begin, the 2021 Audi A6 is the quintessential midsize luxury sedan. In one of the most competitive segments on the market, the Audi A6 stands apart with an effortless, upscale look and a modern, advanced interior. It also provides that classic sports sedan silhouette and a secure, sizable trunk for carrying suitcases and other cargo.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Audi A7 is a sculpted Sportback model -- blending the comfort of a sedan, the shape of a coupe and the versatility of a hatchback all into one luxury four-door sports car.

Both cars are roughly the same size, with almost identical legroom for passengers. The key difference is in the available cargo space. The traditional sedan trunk of the 2021 Audi A6 provides 13.7 cubic feet of cargo volume -- while you find 24.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats in the 2021 Audi A7 Sportback. The A7 Sportback even comes standard with a power hatch, so accessing the cargo area is even easier! That's an optional upgrade on the A6 sedan.

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2021 Audi A6 vs Audi A7 Interior

Differences: Performance

Entry-level 2021 Audi A6 models are equipped with a turbocharged, direct-injected, four-cylinder engine called the 45 TFSI®. That engine cranks out a generous 261 horsepower for acceleration from 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds. By contrast, it's a turbocharged V6 engine under the hood of the 2021 Audi A7. It's even quicker, dashing from 0-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds thanks to 335 standard horsepower.

Want even more power and quickness? You can upgrade to the 55 TFSI® V6 engine in the 2021 Audi A6, or choose the even-more-powerful plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A7 for greater performance and efficiency.

That said, both models come with a smooth-shifting, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive. With a dual clutch, the next gear you'll need is preselected and shifts instantaneously for virtually uninterrupted power delivery. And with all-wheel drive, you get outstanding grip and control, even in wet weather.

2021 Audi A6 vs Audi A7 Features

Similarities: Technology

Modern luxury cars are defined by their advanced, digital readouts, virtual dashboards, head-up displays and multimedia screens. In the 2021 Audi A6 and A7, both cars come with dual-screen multimedia systems. Both large, high-resolution screens are stacked on top of each other, flowing into the vehicle's center console and dashboard. That means you have more controls at your fingertips. Or, simply use your voice. The advanced MMI® Touch infotainment system makes it easier to stay safely connected on your commute. Along with standard Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and built-in navigation, both the 2021 Audi A6 and 2021 Audi A7 have the modern technologies you want in your next luxury ride.

Similarities: Driver Assistance

With standard Audi pre sense® technology, the 2021 Audi A6 and 2021 Audi A7 both provide forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking support. Also standard on both models are LED headlights with High Beam Assist and Lane Departure Warning so you get an audible alert if you begin to drift out of your current lane.

For even greater peace of mind, upgrade to available safety extras like adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane keep assist, even a head-up display with navigation. When it comes to safety and assistance behind the wheel, you can't go wrong no matter which Audi model you select.

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Test Drive Both The 2021 Audi A6 & 2021 Audi A7 At Audi Columbus

With some extra cargo room, a few distinct features and a more powerful standard engine, the 2021 Audi A7 costs a bit more than the midsize 2021 Audi A6. Either one is sure to elevate your commute and provide a little more excitement to your drive. Find out which one is a better fit for you during a test drive!

Audi Columbus is the place to go in Central Ohio to experience all the latest and greatest from Audi during a test drive. Schedule your visit in advance, browse our inventory online to find the model that's just right for your family, or simply stop by our dealership location. Our team can help make an Audi part of your life at a lower cost than you might expect. In our service center, factory-trained Audi experts are always on hand to help keep your Audi running its best. We can even help you learn about your vehicle's features and configure the multimedia system to work with your mobile devices. You'll love getting to upgrade your commute at Audi Columbus. Part of the family-owned and operated Byers Auto Group.

2021 Audi A62021 Audi A7
$54,900Starting MSRP*$69,200
Midsize SedanBody StyleSportback
13.7 Cubic FeetCargo Volume24.9 Cubic Feet
38.0" Front / 38.1" RearHeadroom37.0" Front / 37.1" Rear
242 Horsepower / 273 lb-ft TorqueStandard Engine Power335 Horsepower / 369 lb-ft Torque
Standardquattro® All-Wheel DriveStandard
Not AvailableAdaptive SuspensionAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradePower Hatchback/Trunk LidStandard
Not AvailableAdaptive Rear SpoilerStandard
2020 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety Accolades2020 Top Safety Pick+

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.