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Audi's A6 has a comfortable ride and agile handling, strong performance, great seats, and excellent fit and finish. It's one of our highest ranked sedans and is a perfect long-distance cruiser with a whisper quiet, roomy cabin. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder works well but has a raspy, less-than-luxurious engine sound. The 3.0-liter supercharged V6 we tested is smooth and punchy, and returned a commendable 22 mpg overall. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the rear seat is roomy for three adults. An added plus is the large trunk. Although the infotainment system's center controller and screen take some getting used to, the system ultimately proves logical.

Road Test

Simply put, the A6 is a joy for both driver and passengers alike. Its potent supercharged V6 engine and slick eight-speed transmission deliver invigorating and effortless power. Available permanent Quattro all-wheel-drive assures traction and contrib...


  • Very enjoyable to drive, challenging the BMW 5 Series
  • Supercharged V6 belts out strong acceleration, smooth power, and competitive fuel economy


  • Some complicated controls come with a learning curve
  • Need to get a top-trim Prestige to get power steering wheel adjustments and ventilated seats

Best Version to Get

If you're getting a basic Premium trim, note that a rear camera isn't standard. That's appalling at this price. Note that if you load up a Premium trim car with navigation, it's almost the same price as a Premium Plus car that has more equipment. The sweet spot is the Premium Plu...


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 supercharged (333 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 supercharged (340 hp)
  • 4-liter V8 turbo (450 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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