This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Audi A6 Avant review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The A6 scored reasonably well in the Euro NCAP crash tests - gaining three stars scored out of (at the time) a maximum of four. However, in today's context, that score looks average but clever features help protect occupants in crash situations, plus it comes with an alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks.

With the exception of the Mercedes E-Class estate, A6 Avant is one of the biggest load carrier in its class with a wide boot that's easy to access. It's great for bulky and large items and can swallow enough kit for a few weeks holiday. There's plenty of room inside too - especially for rear passengers while up front there's good storage with clever hinged door pockets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 Avant (98-04).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Final Edition equipment

Final Edition standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Final Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint

RS6 equipment

RS6 standard equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • TV
RS6 optional equipment
None available

RS6 Plus equipment

RS6 Plus standard equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • TV
RS6 Plus optional equipment
  • Climate control

S6 equipment

S6 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
S6 optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator

SE 163 equipment

SE 163 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
SE 163 optional equipment
None available

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
SE Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator

Sport 163 equipment

Sport 163 standard equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Sport 163 optional equipment
None available