Specs at a Glance

2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8

Engine

3.0L V6

Horsepower

335

MPG (City/Highway)

TBD *

Transmission

8-speed automatic


2018 Audi A8

2018 Audi A8

Engine

3.0L V6

Horsepower

333

MPG (City/Highway)

19/29 *

Transmission

8-speed automatic

2019 Audi A8 vs 2018 Audi A8

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The 2019 Audi A8 and the 2018 Audi A8 are options for drivers who are fans of the automaker and the model of vehicle. Both cars are similar in design, but the model has evolved in the last year, making it built with a few upgrades. If you want to decide which vehicle is the right selection for your driving needs, it's essential to evaluate a few features on each sedan.

Performance

The 2019 Audi A8 is hailed as a vehicle that has strong body control and has become better controlled compared to its predecessor. The luxury vehicle is built with a single-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine, which offers an impressive 335 of horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Limited hybrid assistance is provided with an alternator that doubles as a starter. The fuel economy on the vehicle is also improved with its BAS system. The forward-looking camera in the 2018 Audi A8 scans the road ahead for imperfections in the road to adjust the motion of the wheels to follow the shape of the road, which is one of the most advanced features included in the car.

The 2018 Audi A8 is built with a powerful, fuel-efficient base engine that responds quickly to commands and is fuel-efficient compared to some of its rivals. The vehicle handles well and has an engine that is potent for its size. Unfortunately, the car doesn't feel as athletic as the newer model.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2019 Audi A8 is incredibly luxe with exquisite materials that are modern and redesigned compared to the 2018 version. Perhaps one of the most notable features in the cabin is the optional foot warmer and massager for the passengers for added comfort on long drives. Active noise cancellation is an additional feature that is available through the audio speakers. The infotainment system seems to steal the show and includes a 10.1-inch haptic-feedback touchscreen and displays a pulse the moment it's tapped.

The interior of the 2018 Audi A8 is refined and quiet with outdoor sounds that are muffled. Unfortunately, the trunk size is smaller than the 2019 version, which can limit what you're able to transport. The infotainment system is also outdated and has a few controls that are hard to reach, which can be distracting when spending time behind the wheel. Fortunately, the interior is immaculate, and features ventilated front seats that are flexible 22 different ways. The seats are also comfortable and offer plenty of legroom in the back seat.

Consumer Reviews

Consumers of the 2019 Audi A8 favor the luxury vehicle for the turbocharged V6 engine, which allows it to offer plenty of joy rides. Drivers feel in control of the vehicle, which resembles a sports car despite its high-end features and amenities. Drivers also enjoy the high-tech features and four-wheel steering, which can handle braking, acceleration, and steering.

The 2018 Audi A8 receives high reviews for its performance but doesn't have many upgrades from the 2017 version, which affects its value and appeal compared to the 2019 model. The car offers a smooth and comfortable ride despite its athletic handling. Unfortunately, some tech features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not included. Some of the gauges can be difficult to read although they're backlighted.

If you want to learn more about how the 2019 Audi A8 compares to its predecessor, contact us today to speak to an expert. You can schedule a test drive and also explore our extensive inventory of vehicles at our dealership.


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