For The A6 Avant has a gorgeous cabin and generous space for four people plus luggage. It is also well equipped and available with some strong engines.
Against Boot capacity is some way short of a Mercedes E-Class Estate's, and the A6 Avant doesn't handle as sharply as a BMW 5 Series Touring.
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The Audi A6 Avant is an attractive package – as long as sheer luggage capacity isn't the be-all and end-all.
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There are 17 Audi A6 versions available
Target Price team says:
The Audi A6 Avant isn't the biggest executive estate – the Mercedes E-Class Estate claims that honour – but it's a well-rounded package with much in its favour.
The range is almost entirely diesel engined, and the big seller is the 2.0 TDI Ultra because it combines tax-friendly CO2 emissions with all the image of pricier models. It's also supremely refined, and strong enough in terms of its performance to make the much more expensive, six-cylinder diesel models difficult to justify.
We'd also go for SE trim. It comes with everything most people will want, including leather upholstery, sat-nav, climate control for those in the front and back, and front and rear parking sensors. Many people will be drawn to the sportier looks – and handling – of the dearer S line models, however. We can see the appeal but you pay the price financially and, if you don't de-select the standard sports suspension, in ride comfort.
Reader test team says:
Took delivery of my A6 Avant 2.0 tdi Ultra S-Line S-Tronic on 1st September. Have covered over a 1000 miles since and I'm already getting 57mpg+. I…
I've now done 4500 miles in my A6. Overall it is a very good car. I had a choice between this, a BMW520D Touring, A Merc 220CDI Est & others. I…
I'm around 6 weeks and 1,300 miles into my relationship with my new car and I absolutely love it! I came from a 2011 520d but, as much as I liked it,…
I chose the base 3.0l (204hp FWD) over the 2.0l to have that little extra umph when needed - I have to say that I am happy with that choice as when I…