2017 Audi A6 review

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Audi A6 highlights

Customer rating


  • Fun to drive
  • Roomy interior with top-notch look
  • Smooth drive and powerful optional V6 engine


  • Stiff ride for the class
  • Technology feels overcomplicated
  • Less trunk space than competition

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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2017 Audi A6 shines inside and on the road

The 2017 Audi A6 feels great to drive thanks to two powerful engines and responsive handling for a luxury sedan. Most versions have all-wheel drive, which enhances the A6's performance capabilities. The interior is full of upscale materials and features, and it's striking even in this class. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration comes standard on the Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. The 2017 A6 is an impressive luxury sedan with an emphasis on driving fun.

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What is new for the 2017 Audi A6?

  • The A6 is available in a new trim called the Competition.
  • The TDI Premium Plus and TDI Prestige trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • A6 trims have been upgraded with 20 Inch Plus Wheels, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with BOSE Sound System as standard equipment.

2017 Audi A6 trims

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  • Includes leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, rearview camera, sunroof, automatic tri-zone climate control, parking sensors (front and rear), rain-sensing windshield wipers, two display screens, 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and more.

  • View all Audi A6 Premiums in stock

Premium Plus

  • Adds voice control, navigation system, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, connectivity for Apple CarPlay® as well as Android Auto, 14-speaker Bose® surround-sound system, remote start, and more.

  • View all Audi A6 Premium Plus in stock



  • Adds a supercharged V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, premium leather upholstery, sport suspension system, Quattro, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Audi A6

1. Versatile for business and family

2017 Audi A6 Review: Backseats | CarMax

The duality of this vehicle can't be overlooked. The modern, luxurious styling of the 16.2 ft long sedan is impressive for business folks showing up to meetings or giving clients a ride. After hours, the backseat features two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for children or space for your ride-along canine companion. Versatility abounds in the 2017 Audi A6.

2. Modern tech options

2017 Audi A6 Review: Dashboard Tech | CarMax

Need to be connected? For a 2017 model, the Audi A6 keeps up with newer vehicles in its class. Smartphone connectivity via both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are available, along with dual cabin screens for information and infotainment. Love to crank the tunes? A bumping 10-speaker audio system comes standard. Upgrade to the Premium Plus trim and you'll get a 14-speaker Bose® surround-sound system.

3. Sporty drive time

2017 Audi A6 Review: Engine | CarMax

Hit the gas and you might just think you're on a racetrack with the standard turbo-four engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. There's also an option to upgrade to a 4.0L V8 engine on the Premium Plus and Prestige trims. For a sedan, this vehicle can move. You'll look forward to those highway merge lanes and long stretches of the interstate when tucked behind the wheel of the 2017 Audi A6.

4. Upscale cabin features

2017 Audi A6 Review: Interior | CarMax

Once you step inside the 2017 Audi A6, you'll realize the sharp exterior styling continues throughout the interior. The base trim offers leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof, a five-inch information display, a seven-inch infotainment screen, and so much more to impress on date night or make that next business trip a breeze.

5. Plenty of cargo room

2017 Audi A6 Review: Cargo | CarMax

You might be wondering if this vehicle can also handle weekend getaway luggage or a family-size grocery haul. The answer is yes. You get 14.1 cu ft of space in the car's rear trunk and the option to lay down the back seats if you have longer objects to stow like skis or walking poles for your next outdoor adventure.

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New to the auto scene in 2017, the Genesis G80 sedan comes in three trim levels and three engine options. Drivers who smile over specs and love chatting about everything cars with their co-workers should consider this ride. Choose from a 311 hp V6 or a 420 hp V8 on the 3.8 or 5.0 models. Want a spirited drive? The 3.3T Sport is equipped with a turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine, an engaging option for long stretches of rural highway.

The base trim 2017 Genesis G80 features:

  • Heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats

  • Leather upholstery

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Audi A6 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi A6 28th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Audi A6 features and specs

Premium Plus 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 37.2"/R 37.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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More about the 2017 Audi A6

2017 Audi A6 Review: Top Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Brilliant Black

  • Florett Silver Metallic

  • Glacier White Metallic

  • Havanna Black Metallic

  • Ibis White

  • Java Brown Metallic

  • Matador Red Metallic

  • Moonlight Blue Metallic

  • Mythos Black Metallic

  • Oolong Gray Metallic

  • Tornado Gray Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Atlas Beige

  • Black

  • Flint Gray

  • Nougat Brown

Interior details

The 2017 Audi A6 offers seating for five in an elegant cabin featuring leather upholstery throughout accented with wood and metal trim. The driver and front-seat passenger enjoy heated, power-adjustable seats. Dual-zone climate control keeps riders cozy from front to back. Upgrade to the Competition trim to enjoy quilted leather with the option for sporty red stitching. As a bonus, the rear seats fold down, creating an ample 35.1 cu ft of room for suitcases and shopping bags.

Child seat details

The 2017 Audi A6 can accommodate five passengers. In the back row, you'll find two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors recessed in plastic housings for the youngest family members' car seats in the outermost seats. In the center, there's a top tether anchor. Depending on the brand, size, and model of child seat, most forward and rear-facing seats will fit into the 2017 Audi A6. Consider doing a practice fit when scheduling a test drive to ensure your current car seats seats will work.


The 2017 Audi A6 offers powerful acceleration thanks to the standard 252-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and seven-speed automatic transmission with quick-shifting. You'll merge into highway traffic at a sweet zero to 60 rate of around 6.2 seconds when behind the wheel of the Premium Plus trim with Quattro AWD. The top-tier Competition trim can bury the needle at 130 mph and manage a zero to 60 in a stunning estimated 5.1 seconds. (All according to the manufacturer, when new.)


According to EPA estimates, the four-cylinder 2.0L turbo AWD 2017 Audi A6's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 317 grams per mile. The Quattro configuration bumps up to 353 grams per mile. The V6, 3.0L trim with Quattro clocks in at 376 grams per mile.

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