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Audi A7 / S7 (2014) vs. Audi A4 / S4 (2014) Features

 

Features Comparison: Audi A7 / S7 vs. Audi A4 / S4

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model A7 / S7 A7 / S7 A7 / S7 A7 / S7 A4 / S4 A4 / S4
Trim A7 3.0T A7 3.0 TDI S7 4.0 TFSI RS 7 A4 2.0T S4 3.0T
Engines (show)  
supercharged
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
310 hp@5500
325 lb-ft@2900
         
turbocharged
3.0L V6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
240 hp@3500
428 lb-ft@1750
         
turbocharged
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
420 hp@5500
406 lb-ft@1400
         
turbocharged
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
560 hp@5700
516 lb-ft@1750
         
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4450
258 lb-ft@1500
         
supercharged
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
333 hp@5500
325 lb-ft@2900
         
Transmissions (show)  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
7-speed automated manual        
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT          
6-speed manual        
Drivetrains (show)  
AWD
FWD          
Tires (show)  
255/40HR19 tires      
265/35YR20 tires      
255/40YR19 tires        
275/35ZR20 tires          
275/30ZR21 tires          
245/45HR17 tires        
245/40HR18 tires          
255/35YR19 tires        
245/40YR18 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 180W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Bose, 630W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Bang & Olufsen, 1200W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Bang & Olufsen, 505W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.        
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.    
Cruise control            
First-aid kit
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper.    
Heated steering wheel    
Power door closersPulls door tight after latch is engaged. Door can be shut with very little effort.    
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.    
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Regenerative brakingSmart alternator recharges battery only while braking, to improve fuel economy.    
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Sunshade, rear, powerGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window. Includes the value of manual rear shade.        
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.        
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual        
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power    
Tool kit
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.    
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.    
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Collision preparation system, rearAdjusts seats and/or head restraints when sensors detect that the car is likely to be hit from the rear.    
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.        
Knee airbag, driver    
Knee airbag, passenger    
Lane departure prevention systemBrakes or steering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.    
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.    
Night visionCreates infrared-based image of the road ahead.    
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.    
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Pedestrian detection, nightNight vision system detects pedestrians ahead of the car, then highlights them on the display.    
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.        
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.          
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Wide-view front cameraWide angle camera allows the driver to see around the corner on the front of the car when pulling out of parking spaces or side streets.    
Wide-view rear cameraWide angle camera allows the driver to see around the corner on the rear of the car when pulling out of parking spaces or side streets.    
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment        
Cargo cover    
Cargo mat    
Cargo net    
Console with shifter
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.    
Second-row low consoleSecond-row center console that does not rise above the level of the seat cushions.        
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.
Handwriting recognitionTouchpad that interprets handwritten inputs.    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles
In-vehicle InternetConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
iPod integrationIntegrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear air vents with automatic controlsMaintains set temperature in rear passenger area by providing heated or cooled air through vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Replaces and includes value of rear air vents with manual controls.
Rear defrost
Rear dual-zone climate controlRequires and does not include the value of rear air vents.    
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Residual heatProvides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.    
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.        
Surround sound
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Wi-Fi hotspotProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.        
Carbon fiber exterior trim (other)          
Carbon fiber mirror housings          
Metallic paint (extra cost)
Painted brake calipers (optional)          
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Sport exhaustChanges sound of exhaust and/or appearance of the tips. In some cases might slightly improve performance.          
Sport front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Sunroof
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Cornering lightsLights illuminate area just ahead and to the side of the vehicle when the turn signals are used or the steering wheel is turned.
Fog light, rearMake it easier for following vehicles to see the vehicle in fog.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.        
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.    
Headlight washers
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.
Interior lights, additionalOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.    
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.    
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.    
Rear reading lights    
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Powertrain (show)  
Active rear differentialActively splits power between the left and right rear wheels, which generally yields sportier handling.      
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.        
Dual-mode exhaustValves open in the exhaust at high rpm and/or during brisk acceleration, for power boost and/or richer sound.          
Dual-mode exhaust, switchableValves open in the exhaust at high rpm and/or during brisk acceleration, for power boost and/or richer sound. Valves can also be opened with a switch.        
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets        
Front sport buckets    
Second-row 3-person bench          
Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench        
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.    
Aluminum trimReal aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.  
Carbon fiber trimWon't be listed in conjunction with wood or aluminum trim even if they are available together.      
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats    
Dark-colored headliner (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Door sill trim plates    
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats    
Illuminated door sill trim plates        
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather upholstery, extended coverageLeather beyond the seating surfaces, door panels, and IP top. No additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.        
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.        
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.        
Massage, driver seatPower lumbar or vibration used to massage lower back.        
Massage, passenger seatPower lumbar or vibration used to massage lower back.        
Memory system, driver seat
Memory system, passenger seat        
Metal pedals        
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat        
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat        
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power seatback bolsters, driverPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.        
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.        
Power thigh bolsters, driver seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seat cushion, to prevent sliding out of the seat in hard turns.        
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seat cushion, to prevent sliding out of the seat in hard turns.        
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.        
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.        
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seatThe upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part.        
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seatThe upper part of the seatback be be adjusted separately from the lower part; especially useful when the seat is heavily reclined, to better support the upper back.        
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Synthetic suede headlinerUsually also includes synthetic suede on the pillars.        
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.        
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.        
Upholstered door panels, leather    
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.            
Wood trim, alternative typeReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Active steeringThe steering ratio is automatically varied based on vehicle speed and other factors.        
Adaptive shocks - electricalShocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.          
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustableAir springs automatically level the vehicle and enable manual adjustment of ride height.        
Alloy wheels      
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.      
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.    

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Option Package Contents

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Lane departure prevention system
Around view cameras
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision alert
Wide-view front camera
Wide-view rear camera

Audi Side Assist Package

Features
Power-folding mirrors
Blind spot warning system
Collision preparation system, rear

Innovation Package

Features
Night vision
Head-up display (HUD)
Pedestrian detection, night

Black Optic Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design
Special exterior trim

Sport Package

Features
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls

Prestige Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Lane departure prevention system
Around view cameras
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision alert
Wide-view front camera
Wide-view rear camera

Audi Side Assist Package

Features
Power-folding mirrors
Blind spot warning system
Collision preparation system, rear

Innovation Package

Features
Night vision
Head-up display (HUD)
Pedestrian detection, night

Black Optic Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design
Special exterior trim

Sport Package

Features
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls

Prestige Package

Features
Cooled or ventilated front seats

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Lane departure prevention system
Around view cameras
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision alert
Wide-view front camera
Wide-view rear camera

Innovation Package

Features
Night vision
Head-up display (HUD)
Pedestrian detection, night

Black Optic Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design
Special exterior trim

Comfort Seating Package

Features
Massage, driver seat
Massage, passenger seat
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat
Power seatback bolsters, driver
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat
Memory system, passenger seat

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Lane departure prevention system
Around view cameras
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision alert
Wide-view front camera
Wide-view rear camera

Innovation Package

Features
Night vision
Head-up display (HUD)
Pedestrian detection, night

Carbon Optic Package

Features
Carbon fiber exterior trim (other)
Carbon fiber mirror housings

Comfort Seating Package

Features
Massage, driver seat
Massage, passenger seat
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat
Power seatback bolsters, driver
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat
Memory system, passenger seat

S Line Style Package

Features
LED tail lights (optional)
Xenon HID headlights
Additional chrome trim
Headlight washers
Special exterior trim
245/40HR18 tires

Black Optic Package

Features
255/35YR19 tires

Driver Assist Package

Features
Automatic braking, low-speed
Forward collision alert
Adaptive cruise control
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Active steering
Electronic systems calibration selector

Premium Plus Package

Features
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Compass
Dual-zone climate control
Proximity key
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Rear air vents with automatic controls
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Memory system, driver seat
Body kit

Navigation Plus Package

Features
Wi-Fi hotspot
Obstacle detection, rear
Rearview camera
In-vehicle Internet

Navigation Package

Features
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
Bluetooth audio streaming
Navigation system
DVD-compatible player
Voice control for nav and audio
HD radio

Prestige Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Surround sound
Cornering lights

Exclusive Line Interior

Features
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat
Special interior trim
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls
Dark-colored headliner (optional)
Upholstered door panels, leather
Upgraded leather upholstery
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Front sport buckets

S Line Interior Package

Features
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces

Sport Package

Features
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls
Electronic systems calibration selector
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat

Driver Assist Package

Features
Automatic braking, low-speed
Forward collision alert
Adaptive cruise control
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Active steering
Electronic systems calibration selector

Navigation Plus Package

Features
Wi-Fi hotspot
Obstacle detection, rear
Rearview camera
In-vehicle Internet

Navigation Package

Features
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
Bluetooth audio streaming
Navigation system
DVD-compatible player
Voice control for nav and audio
HD radio

Prestige Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Surround sound
Cornering lights

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