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A Used Audi RS7 Is a Bargain Family Super Car

How does a family sedan that can go 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, has a top speed of 190 mph, and costs about as much as a Toyota Avalon sound? It sounds good to us, and no, we’re not talking about the new Toyota Avalon TRD. We’re talking about a used Audi RS7. That’s right, the new 2021 Audi RS7 is out and depreciation has reared its ugly head at the older generation to the benefit of everyone’s wallet. And sure, your wallet might be empty after buying a used RS7 — and even emptier having to maintain it — but we assure you that this family supercar is worth every penny.

The Audi RS7 gets pretty good fuel economy, too

Super car-like statistics aside, the Audi RS7 really does function well as a daily driver. It has seating for up to four passengers – which should work for almost everyone since no one uses the rear middle seat anyway – and it actually gets some pretty decent fuel economy numbers, too. The 2014 to 2018 RS7 is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. Does that sound high? No? Well, considering that it’s powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, we think it is.

The Audi RS7 is able to achieve those numbers thanks to a cylinder deactivation system that cuts power to four-cylinder under low power operation, like when you’re cruising on the highway or at residential speeds. Low power operation under any other circumstances would be inexcusable. But we digress. Case in the point, the Audi RS7 gets surprisingly good fuel economy numbers, especially considering it makes 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque that is put through all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro system and a limited-slip rear differential.

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2014 Audi RS7
2014 Audi RS7 | Audi

The Audi RS7 is also stylish and practical

2014 Audi RS7
2014 Audi RS7| Audi

If the power and fuel economy numbers aren’t enough to convince you (or your spouse) that buying a used Audi RS7 is one of the best automotive decisions you’ll ever make, perhaps its styling will win you over. The RS7 is based on the A7 Sportback body style, however, it adds some sporty touches. On the outside, the RS7 has a honeycomb grille, traditional RS chrome mirror caps, 20-inch wheels, and dual exhaust pipes. And on the inside, you’ll find honey-comb stitched seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and carbon fiber trim pieces. The RS7 drives the part, and with its race-like styling, it looks the part too.

The best part is that the Audi RS7 is as comfortable as any other luxury sedan thanks to its adaptive air suspension, ample passenger room (although headroom can be a little tight for taller folks), and it’s 24.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Additionally, its hatchback opening makes getting larger cargo into that space a simple affair.

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How much does a used Audi RS7 cost?

If you’re convinced by now that the Audi RS7 is the super sedan that your budding family has always longed for, then you’ll be happy to know that you can currently find 2014 and 2015 models listed for sale from $40,000 to $50,000, depending on the car’s location, condition, and mileage. That’s quite the steal considering the RS7 was once listed at over $100,000, but now it can be yours for the price of a top-trim Toyota. At least it’s not an Avalon.