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2019
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2019 Audi A6 Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned Audi A6 features lots of new technology, including a new infotainment system and a mild hybrid drivetrain. Powering the A6 is a 335-hp, V6 turbo engine coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The mild-hybrid powertrain includes a 48-volt battery to improve the smoothness of the stop/start feature and ensure accessories don't tax fuel economy. A 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is also available. Handling is agile, the ride is taut yet comfortable and the quiet cabin is a delight in terms of fit and finish. The dual screen infotainment system may look daunting at first, but we found with our A8 that it's not overly complicated to interact with. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.
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 $25,100 - $38,450 $22,710 - $35,380
2017 $22,575 - $37,450 $20,280 - $34,430
2016 $18,950 - $27,975 $16,700 - $25,300
2015 $14,825 - $22,100 $11,710 - $19,560
2014 $12,325 - $19,425 $9,280 - $16,880
2013 $11,075 - $16,675 $8,055 - $13,205
2012 $9,125 - $14,175 $6,200 - $10,850
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 $6,675 - $15,600 $3,900 - $12,100
2010 $5,875 - $13,375 $3,115 - $10,015
2009 $5,350 - $11,725 $2,605 - $8,485
2008 $4,700 - $7,250 $2,040 - $4,340
2007 $4,425 - $6,600 $1,810 - $3,735
2006 $3,525 - $6,100 $1,210 - $3,285
2005 $4,475 - $5,475 $1,860 - $2,710
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 $3,200 - $4,800 $1,025 - $2,080
2003 $3,100 - $4,125 $945 - $1,550
2002 $3,025 - $3,875 $870 - $1,350
2001 $3,025 - $3,575 $850 - $1,220
2000 $3,025 - $3,075 $835 - $910