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Audi A6 review

2018 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5
” Four-door exec is beginning to feel its age “

At a glance

Price new £44,590 - £86,035
Used prices £13,079 - £63,421
Road tax cost £190 - £600
Insurance group 30 - 49
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Fuel economy 32.5 - 52.3 mpg
Range 554 - 883 miles
Miles per pound 4.6 - 6.7
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Available fuel types




Alternative fuel

Pros & cons

  • Restrained
  • Rammed with cutting-edge tech
  • Wide range of engines available
  • Could be considered staid
  • Confusing options list
  • Air suspension not refined enough

Written by Keith Adams Published: 3 December 2019 Updated: 13 April 2023


The A6 is a handsome-looking saloon car that isn’t too in-your-face with neat proportions that hide an interior packed with technology and near impeccable build quality. If you think that the A6 looks similar to other models in the Audi range, don’t worry, there’s no need to get your eyes tested. It’s a deliberate strategy of familiarity.

Rivals on the saloon side of things include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Genesis G80, Volvo S90 and Jaguar XF. Although if you truly want something large and luxurious there are SUVs on the agenda too. The Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE will also be on many people’s shopping lists.

If you don’t want the four-door saloon, there’s also an A6 Avant estate and A6 Allroad for those looking for a halfway house between an estate and an SUV.

The A6 has been around since 2018 and has changed very little in that time. This means it’s beginning to feel a bit old compared with its rivals, but it is more readily available. Plus leasing companies often have them on offer.

Choosing one is easy enough. There are only four trim levels, Sport being the cheapest and Vorsprung the most expensive. Both diesel and petrol buyers are catered for, plus there’s a plug-in hybrid model aimed at company car drivers and people who do a lot of short journeys.

Should you opt for one? Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Audi A6, including its practicality, how much it costs to run and what it’s like to drive.