The 2010 Audi A6 ranks 5 out of 13 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 59 published reviews and test drives of the Audi A6, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The Audi A6 combines exceptional performance with one of the finest interiors offered in the Large Luxury Car class.
The Audi A6 tends to trail behind the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of sales -- but that could be a sign that Americans are missing out on a very capable car.
The Audi A6 has one of the nicest interiors available, even at its price. It's also a fine performer.
The A6 received a design refresh for 2009, so little has changed for 2010.
The key to the A6's appeal is the optional Quattro All-Wheel-Drive Sstem. Reviewers say that, without Quattro, it doesn't handle as well as some competitors; but with Quattro, it's the almost the equal of the canyon-carving BMW 5-Series. The A6 also outclasses the BMW, and many other rivals, with its well-designed passenger cabin (reviewers love the available cocoa leather).
Just as the optional AWD system makes a dramatic difference in the car's performance, a buyer's choice of engine can radically change the character of this car. Reviewers are particularly impressed with the available 3.0-liter supercharged V6, which offers smooth power delivery and accelerates like a V8, but offers the fuel economy of a V6.