Audi A6 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior driver display
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  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior detail
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 right tracking
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 rear right tracking
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A6 Saloon 2021 interior detail
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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 isn't the cheapest car in its class, but it's priced in line with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class and has similarly strong residuals. As a result, contract hire and PCP finance rates are also competitive, and although it's comparatively expensive to insure the A6, servicing is relatively inexpensive.

The 55 TFSIe plug-in hybrid has a slightly longer electric range than its 5 Series equivalent (the 530e), and matches the E300e, and low CO2 emissions make it an appealing company car choice. Bear in mind that, as with all plug-in hybrids, the fuel economy you get will vary dramatically depending on how frequently you top up the batteries.

We’d certainly consider the Comfort and Sound pack for the 360-degree camera, upgraded stereo and keyless entry. Sadly, you can’t add many other options so you have to jump up a trim level in many cases to get toys you want.

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.

Overview

The A6 is quiet, comfortable, spacious and an impressive luxury car all round, even if it isn’t quite as enjoyable to drive as the class best

  • Very quiet engines
  • Spacious interior
  • Excellent build quality
  • You can’t add many options
  • Hesitant automatic gearboxes
  • Infotainment difficult to use on the move
New car deals
Save up to £5,429
Target Price from £37,049
Save up to £5,429
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