If you want a luxury four-door saloon packed full of the latest gadgets and gizmos the automotive industry has to offer, the 2019 Audi A8 might be your best overall choice.
Even as a backseat passenger, you’re likely to enjoy everything the latest A8 has to offer. You can control pretty much all of its non-driving related features from a tiny tablet, or switch over to the rear-seat infotainment screens, which, according to Carwow, are better than those in a Mercedes S-Class.
Downsides include the fake exhaust tips, the rear infotainment screens you’ll likely need to remove in shady neighborhoods and the surprisingly loud rearmost sunroof blind. One could also argue that the A8 doesn’t look as imposing as its rivals, but that’s always debatable.
On the road, the 2019 A8 shines, as it feels actually smaller and more dynamic than a car this size should feel. It’s ultra-maneuverable at low speeds, the steering is light, the air suspension is excellent and straight line acceleration, on this 50 TDI version, is great.
In the end, unless you really want your luxury saloon to be a little more sporty (7-Series), or look flashier (S-Class), the Audi A8 should satisfy just about all your needs.