2020 Audi A6 review

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Audi A6 highlights

Customer rating


  • Quick acceleration with optional V6
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Comfortable ride and sporty handling
  • Lots of high-tech features


  • Two-touchscreen can be hard to learn and distracting
  • Less trunk space than competition

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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2020 Audi A6 adds even more helpful tech features

The 2020 Audi A6 is a standout midsize luxury sedan. An excellent all-wheel-drive system is standard, and two turbocharged engines are available, both of them feel powerful. The A6 is also comfortable on the road, and the interior features soft and authentic surfaces throughout. In-car functions are controlled by two touchscreens with no physical buttons. It takes time to learn, but the system is responsive and intuitive. The 2020 A6 also offers many advanced driver aids that can help with reducing driver distraction and make driving in congested traffic easier.

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What is new for the 2020 Audi A6?

  • A6 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control and Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Leather Interior features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Prestige trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2020 Audi A6 trims

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  • Panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, wood inlays, leatherette dashboard, leather seating surfaces, review camera, satellite navigation, smartphone connectivity, cruise control, and more.

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  • Adds top-view camera, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, Band & Olufsen premium audio, HD Radio, and more.


  • Adds heads-up display, power trunk open/close, four-zone climate control, dual-pane acoustic glass, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Audi A6

1. High-tech features

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You'll fall in love with all the high-tech features founds on the 2020 Audi A6. To begin with, you get a sophisticated mild-hybrid engine and all-wheel drive as a standard but you'll also find a range of other technology in the base model, including satellite navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, smartphone integration, cruise control, and much more. Additional packages and trims also include adaptive cruise assist (Driver Assistance package), 18-way power contour seats (Contour Seating package), and dynamic all-wheel steering (Adaptive Chassis package).

2. Aerodynamic performance

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For the 2018 model year and the start of its fifth generation, the A6 comes with a redesigned shape. The contours around the headlights, integrated rear decklid spoiler, and the shape of the side mirrors all changed from the previous model to lower wind resistance. On 2020 models, these design elements reduce turbulence, especially at highway speeds, for a quieter ride. Combined with one of the two powerful engine options, this means you've got a sleek machine that'll happily eat up those highway miles.

3. Luxurious cabin

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Throughout the Audi A6, you'll find those little luxurious touches that make every drive a pleasure. Whether you're commuting to work, dropping off the kids, or are heading out on vacations, you'll appreciate the plush feel of the interior. As standard, you'll get leather seating surfaces and a leatherette dashboard, comfortable power-adjustable front seats, and a wide range of optional features that level up that experience.

4. Quattro® all-wheel drive

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All 2020 Audi A6s come standard with Quattro® all-wheel drive. This distributes torque between the front and rear axles based on the road conditions and your driving style. It improves cornering performance but also gives you peace of mind when the weather is less than perfect.

5. Wide range of packages

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Keep an eye out for models with one of the available packages added. While all A6s are well equipped as standard, there are some great optional features to look out for. The available Audi Beam replaces the entry light under your vehicle's door with either the Audi or Quattro logo. If you want a more aggressive stance, keep an eye out for the 20" Sport package that adds 20-inch V-spoke wheels and a sports suspension with a 20mm (0.8-inch) drop. The Cold Weather package adds heated rear seats and steering wheel, which is great news if you live in cooler climes.

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The 2019 BMW 5 Series comes with two engine options, a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower or a 335-hp 3.0L engine. Both are very capable, making the 5 Series a great companion for long road trips or commutes. The available all-wheel drive can also add to your driving enjoyment by adding extra grip through the corners, but it gives extra traction on wet roads, too. The base model is well equipped but look out for a wide range of additional packages that add more features — such as wireless charging for compatible devices, gesture control, a power tailgate, and much more.

Here's what you can find on the base 2019 BMW 530i sedan:

  • 10.2-inch touch screen

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity

  • Parking sensors

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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

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Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 38"/R 38.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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More about the 2020 Audi A6

Color options

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Exterior colors:

  • Brilliant Black

  • Carat Beige metallic

  • Firmament Blue metallic

  • Florett Silver metallic

  • Glacier White metallic

  • Ibis White

  • Mythos Black metallic

  • Tango Red metallic

  • Vesuvius Gray metallic

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Okapi Brown

  • Pearl Beige

  • Sarder Brown

Interior details

The interior of the 2020 Audi A6 is the peak of comfort. As standard, you'll get leather seats and a leatherette dashboard. You'll also find other great details such as wood inlays and a panoramic sunroof. As you climb the trim levels, look out for available driver assistance features, a heads-up display (Prestige trim), and more.

Child seat details

The 2020 A6 has two complete sets of LATCH connectors in the back on the outboard seats. The middle seat can also accommodate a child seat using a dedicated tether anchor. While you can fit three seats side-by-side in the back, it's a snug fit unless you're using a narrow booster in the middle.

Manufacturer warranty

When new, the 2020 Audi A6 included four-year/50,000-mile (whichever occurs first) basic coverage. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. See Warranty Information Booklet for complete details. The balance of this warranty may apply on some vehicles.


The base 248-hp 2.0L engine of the 2020 Audi A6 can hit zero to 60 in 6.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). It'll also achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined with that engine.

The 3.0L Audi A6, however, has a top speed of 130 mph and a zero-to-60 time of 5.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Its mpg drops just slightly at an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.

Regardless of which engine you choose, you'll get Quattro all-wheel drive. This means you'll have superior grip when cornering, making this a great car if you love those winding mountain roads.


According to EPA estimates, the 2020 Audi A6's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 329 grams per mile for the 2.0L model while the 3.0L model's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 364 grams per mile. This estimate is based on a brand-new model. Visit for more details.

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