2017 Audi A6 Avant Review

Introduction

Audi has plenty of pedigree when it comes to desirable estate cars, having built plenty that have been at least as focused on brutal speed as they were on practicality. At its heart, the A6 Avant is simply an estate version of the popular saloon, with more room for baby gear, suitcases or maybe even the hardware for a business presentation. It’s a more practical take on the large luxury car, but no less refined for it. There is also a rugged-looking Allroad option, with a higher ride height and ultra-capable air suspension.

 

Body Styles: 5dr Estate Seats: 5 MRP from £35,820 - £62,265 

 

Did you know? The windscreen and front windows on the A6 are double-glazed, which makes them far better for sound insulation.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.4/10)

The overall verdict on the A6 Avant depends largely on which engine it comes with. Every single one is a good car, with lots of space and hugely impressive cruising refinement, but the V6 TDI models offer big advantages in tractability, smoothness and load-hauling practicality. The 2.0-litre engines in the diesel-only range are good, and their high mpg and low CO2 ensures they’re very popular, but for some, the car isn’t complete without the V6. Comfort and technology are well taken care of, and it’s just a shame that more safety kit isn’t included as standard.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Interior &am...