Audi A6

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2020
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2020 Audi A6 Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned Audi A6 features lots of new technology, including a new infotainment system. Most versions come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine; a 3.0-liter V6 engine with a mild hybrid system is also available. Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which is short on refinement at low speeds and the car hesitates before launch or from a rolling stop. In our tests the four-cylinder returned a commendable 26 mpg overall. The Audi's agile handling gives it a sporty driving experience. The ride is taut with underlying firmness but still comfortable. The quiet cabin is a delight in terms of fit and finish and the seats are extremely comfortable and supportive. The dual screen infotainment system is daunting at first, but we found it ultimately logical. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.
2019
2019 Redesign Year
Audi A6 2019
The redesigned Audi A6 features lots of new technology, including a new infotainment system. Most versions come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine; a 3.0-liter V6 engine with a mild hybrid system is also available. Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which is short on refinement at low speeds and the car hesitates before launch or from a rolling stop. In our tests the four-cylinder returned a commendable 26 mpg overall. The Audi's agile handling gives it a sporty driving experience. The ride is taut with underlying firmness but still comfortable. The quiet cabin is a delight in terms of fit and finish and the seats are extremely comfortable and supportive. The dual screen infotainment system is daunting at first, but we found it ultimately logical. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2019 $31,350 - $45,625 $28,980 - $42,380
2012-2018
2012 Redesign Year
Audi A6 2018
The 2012 redesign made the A6 even better, with an upgraded interior, comfortable seats, and a slick eight-speed automatic transmission. Rewarding for drivers and passengers alike. The sweet spot in the range is the Premium Plus trim, although it sacrifices ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel, which are available only on Prestige trimmed cars. Unique high-tech features include Google Maps satellite view navigation and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. Most A6 buyers will select all-wheel-drive. Choosing between the supercharged V6 and the TDI diesel V6 is tough, as both deliver plenty of power with competitive fuel economy. (However, keep in mind the diesel is under a cloud of emissions controls violations and may not be the best move to make as far as resale value is concerned.)
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $21,375 - $33,950 $19,360 - $31,430
2017 $20,550 - $33,900 $18,530 - $31,380
2016 $17,975 - $25,900 $15,250 - $23,550
2015 $12,350 - $19,400 $9,560 - $17,160
2014 $10,500 - $18,125 $7,680 - $15,280
2013 $8,875 - $14,400 $6,105 - $11,255
2012 $7,650 - $12,650 $4,900 - $9,550
2005-2011
2005 Redesign Year
Audi A6 2011
The 2005 models brought more powerful engines and more luxury amenities. The base engine became a 250-hp 3.2-liter V6. We found the car comfortable, quiet and refined, but its complicated control interface can be frustrating to use. A V10 was available in the S6 and a 300-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V6 became standard on all-wheel-drive versions in 2009.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $5,175 - $13,975 $2,550 - $10,750
2010 $4,550 - $11,800 $1,990 - $8,665
2009 $4,200 - $10,650 $1,705 - $7,585
2008 $3,950 - $6,575 $1,490 - $3,790
2007 $3,750 - $6,000 $1,310 - $3,235
2006 $3,050 - $5,775 $960 - $3,035
2005 $4,250 - $5,275 $1,710 - $2,560
1998-2004
Audi A6 2004
The A6 features a well-done interior, composed ride, and fairly agile handling. Sumptuous and comfortable, the passenger compartment shows lots of attention to detail. Luxury features are abundant in Audi’s mid-sized sedan, including a heated steering wheel, as well as heated front and rear seats. However, while the Audi is quiet and refined, its driving characteristics are not as engaging as some of its competitors. All-wheel drive (AWD) is a big plus, but exacts a penalty in fuel economy.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $3,050 - $4,625 $925 - $1,980
2003 $2,950 - $3,950 $845 - $1,450
2002 $2,875 - $3,575 $770 - $1,250
2001 $2,875 - $3,325 $750 - $1,120
2000 $2,875 - $2,925 $735 - $810