September started on a high note for Audi, as the German automaker saw five of its models take first place in MotorTrend's Ultimate Car Rankings for the second half of 2022—more than any other luxury marque. Additionally, Audi's tally of nine top-three finishes was also tops in the luxury segment. First introduced in 2020, MotorTrend's rankings aim to provide a clearer perspective of what's available on the market, distilling a comprehensive amount of data points into an easy-to-digest list of the best vehicles on the market.

Lauded for their design, comfort, technology, and drivability, these Audi models were judged to be the best option among their segment peers:

  • 2023 Audi A5 Sportback – Compact Luxury Fastbacks
  • 2023 Audi A6 Sedan - Midsize Luxury Sedans
  • 2023 Audi A6 allroad - Midsize Luxury Wagons
  • 2023 Audi A7 - Luxury Fastbacks
  • 2023 Audi Q8 - Midsize Luxury Fastback SUVs

Other Audi's with podium finishes were:

  • 2023 Audi A3 – 2nd; Subcompact Luxury Cars
  • 2023 Audi A4 sedan – 2nd; Compact Luxury Sedans
  • 2023 Audi A8 – 2nd; Full-Size Luxury Cars
  • 2023 Audi Q7 – 3rd; 3-Row Luxury SUVs

MotorTrend's Ultimate Car Rankings grade vehicles on a 10-point scale in several categories while accounting for contextual factors like sales volume and vehicle segments. Each model is scored based on the performance of its intended function, fuel efficiency/range, design innovation, technology, safety, and value.

"Only the very best cars, SUVs, and trucks perform well in MotorTrend's Ultimate Car Rankings. We recognize the most well-rounded vehicles available today, ones that are fun to drive, offer impressive tech, and have great long-term value ratings," said Zach Gale, director of MotorTrend Buyer's Guide. "Because buyers have high standards, we do, too. Achieving excellence in MotorTrend's Ultimate Car Rankings system is not easy, but first-place and top-ranked award winners are the best vehicles around."

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