Ranked as one of the best luxury midsize cars for families by U.S. News and World Report, the Audi A6 is ideal for shoppers seeking a dynamic, powerful driving experience paired with an opulent cabin rife with creature comforts. This year, the A6 adds a new trim, standard rearview camera and parking sensors, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
Drivers who opt for the base model of the Audi A6 will enjoy the powerful performance of a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive available as upgrades. Higher trim levels come with a range of even more powerful engines, including a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with either 333 or 340 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive or a 450-horsepower, turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. You’ll also experience sporty, agile handling, particularly for a car of this size.
Edmunds notes that although the Audi A6 hasn’t seen a full redesign since 2012, it remains one of the top choices in its class because of its modern design and impeccable quality. Expansive head and legroom allows plenty of comfort even in the rear seat. Leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats are standard; other standard amenities include tri-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors. Those who want the highest level of tech will appreciate standard features that include 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch driver information display, and the MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch display screen.
The Audi A6 is near the top of its class as well as the market as a whole when it comes to safety, earning designation as a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety and a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, all trim levels are equipped with Audi’s proprietary Pre Sense driver assistance system. This comprises collision avoidance and safety features such as adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, active lane assist and side assist, night vision assistance, parking assistance, adaptive restraint, and collision detection and avoidance.
Audi A6 drivers can choose from five trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige, Competition (new for 2017), and S6. The Premium Plus trim augments the base model with features that include four-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system, HD Radio, navigation with traffic alerts, an 8.3-inch infotainment display, a touchpad with handwriting recognition, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, proximity key entry with remote start, and blind spot monitoring. The Prestige model adds LED headlights, a power trunk, ventilated front seats, driver seat memory settings, and a head-up display. With Competition, you’ll enjoy premium leather upholstery, front sports seats and sport-tuned suspension, and special styling. The S6 comes with the V8 engine and an array of high-performance features.
The Audi A6 is one of the most celebrated cars in the midsize luxury class and a popular choice for buyers who are interested in high-end comfort, sporty performance, and space for the entire family.