The Audi A6 is one of the class of “large luxury cars” that has received high ratings from reviewers for its “high-quality interior” and the supercharged V-6 engine which is available on all trim levels. The 2012 A6 has many standard features that puts it in a league of its own. A spacious cabin, MMI controls, and many high-tech features give the Audi A6 an edge over its competition.

Audi A6 Awards

The Audi A6 has won several awards for body style, performance, and overall quality. In 2005, the Audi A6 was named “World Car of the Year,” and also won the Practical Caravan “Tow Car of the Year.” In 2011, the Audi A6 won the “Golden Steering Wheel” award, and in 2012, Audi won two awards for body design of the A6. Through the years, the Audi A6 has been recognized as one of the consistently best cars in overall design and performance.

Audi A6 Models

The Audi A6 comes in three trim levels and two versions: the 2.0T and the 3.0T. The 2.0T features a four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission. The 3.0T includes a supercharged V-6 engine with eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as standard features. While both versions have their advantages, the 2.0T gets slightly better gas mileage, while the 3.0T simply has more power. Depending on which quality is most important to them, buyers can choose from either model and be very satisfied with their purchase. Three trim levels are available, including Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige; the Prestige is only available in the 3.0T configuration.

The interior lives up to Audi’s high standards with standard leather-trimmed seats, eight-way power adjustable front seats, and 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Some reviewers were less pleased with the rear center seat and the center console; some say that the console has too little storage. Options on the higher-level trim models include heated front seats, MMI navigation, and the Audi Connect® system that turns the Audi A6 into a wireless hotspot with connectivity for up to eight Wi-fi devices. For these models, a complimentary six-month data plan is also included. Another great option is the 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen 1300-watt stereo system.

Audi A6 Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2012 Audi A6 top marks for front, side, and rear-impact safety, as well as roof crash tests. The IIHS named the 2012 Audi A6 a “Top Safety Pick” for the year. Standard safety equipment such as anti-lock brakes and airbags can be supplemented with optional safety features such as blind spot monitors and rear-end collision warning system. Another useful safety option is the night vision system, which includes pedestrian sensors.

The 2007 and 2008 Audi A6 models were rated by J. D. Power and Associates for dependability. The 2007 Audi A6 earned five out of five stars for overall dependability, 3.5 out of five stars for feature and accessory dependability, and five out of five stars for body dependability. The 2008 model had slightly lower marks, with 4.5 stars out of five for overall dependability, three out of five stars for powertrain dependability, three out of five stars for feature and accessory dependability, and four out of five stars for body dependability. Audi offers a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty with roadside assistance, and provides the first scheduled maintenance free of charge.

How much is car insurance for the Audi A6?

Car insurance for the Audi A6 Quattro Prestige trim level average $1,740 per year. A similar model such as the “Avant” wagon version averages $1,724 per year. In contrast, the Volkswagen GTI averages $1,792, and the Volvo C30 averages $1,635 per year. Both of these cars are somewhat smaller than the Audi A6, and are not viewed as being quite as prestigious. The Infiniti M37x, one of the mostly closely comparable vehicles to the Audi A6, averages $2,013 per year. While this is significantly more than the Audi A6, and insurance costs vary based on trim levels and other features, most cars in this class seem to have similar insurance premium prices.

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