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Audi A6

Audi A6 2018 sedan Trim Shown: 2018 3.0T sedan AWD Automatic
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Audi's A6 has a comfortable ride and agile handling, strong performance, very supportive seats, and excellent fit and finish. It's one of our most highly rated sedans and is a perfect long-distance cruiser with a whisper-quiet, roomy cabin. The 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine 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.
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Audi A6 2017
The 2012 redesign made the car 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
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $26,925 - $40,000 $23,430 - $35,880
2015 $21,875 - $32,725 $18,615 - $28,965
2014 $19,825 - $38,825 $16,535 - $34,875
2013 $15,100 - $32,725 $11,960 - $28,900
2012 $13,100 - $18,650 $9,975 - $15,175
Audi A6 2011 Trim Shown: 2011 Wagon
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
2011 $9,175 - $19,875 $6,300 - $16,330
2010 $8,050 - $17,650 $5,210 - $14,170
2009 $6,975 - $15,375 $4,155 - $11,880
2008 $6,375 - $10,500 $3,540 - $7,405
2007 $5,750 - $9,675 $2,960 - $6,655
2006 $4,800 - $7,075 $2,110 - $4,185
2000 N/A N/A