Room for even the tallest adults, just like in most rivals; good storage space
Even the tallest adults will find there’s room above their heads and enough legroom to stretch out. Shoulder-room is generous, too. The A6 is on a par with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class when it comes to front-seat space.
There’s a small covered cubbyhole next to the gearlever that will take a mobile phone, but flip up the central armrest and there’s a much larger cubby that’ll accept a wallet, keys and more. Both front door pockets are a decent size and will take a medium-sized water bottle, while the glovebox is big enough to hold more than just the car’s manual.
Audi A6 Saloon rear space
Lots of room for two adults; three is a bit of a squeeze
The generous space continues to the back seats, where a further couple of tall adults will be able to sit in comfort thanks to impressive head- and legroom. Again, though, the A6’s main rivals – the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class – offer similarly generous rear-seat space.
Seating three adults side-by-side will prove uncomfortable on a long journey, however, because shoulder-room is tight and the raised central tunnel hinders foot-room for whoever is sitting in the narrow middle seat.
The central part of the middle seat’s backrest flips down to provide an armrest and a small amount of covered storage, while each rear door comes with its own well-shaped pocket.
Audi A6 Saloon seating flexibility
Rear seats split and fold almost flat
There’s plenty of adjustment to the front passenger seat in all A6s, although lumbar support is an optional extra on entry-level SE models (it’s standard on every other version).
Unlike in some rivals, you don’t have to pay extra for split-folding rear seats in the A6. The seats split in a 60/40 configuration and fold down via levers near the headrests. Once down, they lie almost flat, too.
Having said that, the seats don’t do anything particularly clever, and the A6 doesn’t stand out from most other executive cars when it comes to seating flexibility.
Audi A6 Saloon boot space
A good size and pretty practical for a saloon
The A6 saloon has a 530-litre boot, which is slightly larger than those of its closest rivals. It’s also a practical square shape, which helps you make the most efficient use of the space available.
Unlike the A6 Avant, which has no boot lip, the saloon has quite a pronounced drop to the boot floor that you have to lift heavy bags over. At least the boot opening is relatively large and well shaped for a saloon, so you shouldn’t struggle to cram bulky cases inside.