2012 Audi A8

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2012 Audi A8 Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Not Rated
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Premium Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Large Premium Car
#2 Audi A8

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Audi A8 after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Audi A8 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Performance Specs

MPG City







8 speed, Automatic w/Manual Shift


Gas V8


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Audi A8 Review

A benchmark for brilliance. The 2012 Audi A8 represents the best of Audi engineering technology performance and luxury. From every angle you look … Bold. The A8 has a wide stance and low sleek profile. With distinctive LED headlights and contours along the sides. It’ll be hard not to take notice. Under the hood a 4.2 FSI V8 engine. Powerful responsive and fuel efficient. The legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system with available sport rear differential offer torque to the rear wheels and sportscar-like handling for the world’s most luxurious sedan. A seamless interior with precision-honed wood inlays ambient lighting and an intuitive MMI operating system wrap you in sophistication. It puts features of the A8 right at your fingertips and instantly recognizes handwritten inputs of letters and numbers. You can customize and view navigation phone radio and other features without taking your eyes off the road. Safety technology reaches new heights with Audi’s night vision assistant lightweight aluminum Audi space frame lane assist and 10 airbag system. You’ll always feel safe and in control behind the wheel. The 2012 Audi A8. Greatness recognized.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership
2012 Audi A8 JD Power Award Winner
2012 Audi A8

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