Audi A6 Avant review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi A6 Avant 2021 infotainment
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 boot open
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 infotainment
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 alloy wheel
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front seats
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 driver display
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 boot open
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 infotainment
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 rear detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 alloy wheel
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 headlight detail
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 front seats
  • Audi A6 Avant 2021 driver display
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Audi A6 Avant is priced broadly in line with its closest rivals, the BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes E Class Estate.

Fuel economy is also competitive, although, spec for spec, the equivalent 5 Series generally emits less CO2, making it slightly cheaper to run as a company car. If you’re looking for the lowest BIK rates, then you’ll need the TFSIe plug-in hybrid; it’s in the same low tax bracket as the 530e Touring.

Audi A6 Avant 2021 infotainment

Reliability

Audi finished joint 22nd out of 31 brands in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey – ahead of Mercedes, but one place behind Jaguar and a long way behind BMW.

The A6 comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty (whichever you reach first), and you can extend that for up to five years or 90,000 miles for a reasonable additional cost.

Safety and security

Overview

The Audi A6 Avant is a comfortable, quiet and technologically advanced estate that's beautifully built. A BMW 5 Series Touring is better to drive and has a more user-friendly infotainment system, though.

  • Plush interior
  • Strong engines
  • Lots of tech
  • Distracting infotainment system
  • Air suspension available only on range-topping Vorsprung
  • A BMW 5 Series Touring is even quieter
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