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2021 Audi A6

Research, photos, specs, and expertise

Audi A6 highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

3 out of 5

Pros

  • Quick acceleration with optional V6
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Comfortable ride and sporty handling

Cons

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

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, N/A combined

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2021 Audi A6 is a technological marvel

The 2021 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan that excels in a number of key areas. The A6 is loaded with standard features—including a dual-screen infotainment system, tri-zone climate control, and advanced driving aids—and offers a variety of upscale interior trim treatments and color combinations. The A6's four-cylinder engine is also more powerful in the 2021 model.

All Audi A6 years

New for 2021

  • The A6 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Sport Premium and Sport Premium Plus.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

Explore Audi A6 details

Sport Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

    Drive type

    4WD/AWD

    Engine size

    2.0L

    Horsepower

    261

    Torque (ft-lbs)

    273

    Engine type

    Turbo Gas

    Fuel capacity

    19.3

    Wheelbase

    115.1"

    Overall length

    194.4"

    Width

    74.3"

    Height

    57.4"

    Leg room

    F 41.3"/R 37.4"

    Head room

    F 38"/R 38.1"

    Front tires

    P245/45HR19

    Rear tires

    P245/45HR19

    Seating capacity

    5

    Transmission

    Automatic

    5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi A6

    1. Available packages

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Reasons to Buy #1 | CarMax

    The 2021 Audi A6 has a number of trims to suit your lifestyle but if you want to take the tech and convenience features to the next level, look out for the available packages. On Premium models, you might find the Convenience Package, which adds wireless charging for compatible devices, a hands-free trunk lid, surround-view parking, and many other features that make life that little bit easier. The Executive Package is available on the Premium Plus trim and features comfortable additions such as heated rear seats. The Prestige trim unlocks the Luxury Package with massaging front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and more.

    2. High-end style

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Reasons to Buy #2 | CarMax

    If you want to arrive in style, the 2021 Audi A6 is the one for you. The cabin oozes luxury and depending on which trim you choose, you'll be treated to high-end touches such as ventilated front seats, Audi's Virtual Cockpit display, and quad-zone automatic climate control. But this is also a car you'll want to look back at as you walk to your next meeting or leave the valet stand. The sleek lines nod to a subtle sportiness that's reflected in this sedan's engine options and standard AWD.

    3. Mild hybrid electric assist system

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Reasons to Buy #3 | CarMax

    Both the standard 2.0L four-cylinder and optional 3.0L V6 engines are mild-hybrid systems to improve both power and fuel economy. This means the 2.0L engine will get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined while the V6 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.

    Not bad when you're talking about engines with 248 and 335 hp respectively. This allows you to go further between fill-ups, which is great news if you're heading cross-country to see family or need to travel for work.

    4. Quattro® All-Wheel drive

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Reasons to Buy #4 | CarMax

    The 2021 Audi A6 might look good but it's capable on the road, too. The standard all-wheel drive gives you extra grip on winding roads or in wintry weather. This kind of handling is a joy if you love a spirited drive or just want added peace of mind when the weather begins to turn. If a large SUV isn't your style but AWD is a must, the Audi A6 gives you the best of both worlds.

    5. Cockpit conveniences

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Reasons to Buy #5 | CarMax

    You can't miss the futuristic feel of the 2021 Audi A6. If you're coming from a slightly older vehicle then the sheer number of screens might be a shock at first, but you'll soon get used to the intuitive controls. The available Audi Virtual Cockpit ups the ante a little by adding a digital instrument cluster. This configurable display allows you to put the most important information right in front of you using the heads-up display.

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    All 2017–2019 Volvo S90s come with:

    • Rearview camera

    • Leather upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel

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    • Power-folding rear headrests

    Ratings & reliability

    Customer ratings

    RepairPal reliability rating

    3
    Above Average

    RepairPal gave the Audi A6 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi A6 22nd out of 54 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

    View RepairPal's full rating of the Audi A6

    2021 Audi A6 trims

    Premium:

    • 19-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, LED exterior lighting, parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, heated front seats, dual infotainment touchscreens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, 10-speaker audio system, and more. This trim also unlocks the available Convenience package, which adds such features as the Audi Virtual Cockpit feature, a surround-view camera system, and more.

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    Premium Plus:

    • Adds upgraded LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot intervention, 16-speaker audio system, wireless charging pad, heated steering wheel, rear cross-traffic alert, larger infotainment screen, and more. The Premium Plus trim also unlocks the Executive package, which adds a selection of interior comfort upgrades.

    • View all Audi A6 Premium Pluss in stock

    Prestige:

    • Adds HD matrix headlights, dual-pane acoustic glass, four-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, multicolor LED ambient interior lighting, head-up display, and more. The Prestige trim has an available Luxury package, which adds upgraded leather upholstery, massaging front seats, and memory settings for the front passenger seat.

    • View all Audi A6 Prestiges in stock

    2021 Audi A6 FAQ

    More about the 2021 Audi A6

    2021 Audi A6: Reviews, Photos, and More: Color Options | CarMax

    Exterior colors:

    • Avalon Green Metallic

    • Brilliant Black

    • Carat Beige Metallic

    • Firmament Blue Metallic

    • Florett Silver Metallic

    • Glacier White Metallic

    • Ibis White

    • Mythos Black Metallic

    • Seville Red Metallic

    • Soho Brown Metallic

    • Typhoon Gray Metallic

    • Vesuvius Gray Metallic

    Interior colors:

    • Black

    • Okapi Brown

    • Pearl Beige

    Interior details

    You get space inside for five people as well as a respectable 13.7 cu-ft of cargo space in the trunk. Passengers will love the standard leather upholstery while you'll make great use of the heated, eight-way adjustable front seats. If you need more up-front comfort, look at the Luxury package on the Prestige trim as this adds a massaging function.

    Child seat details

    The 2021 Audi A6 is equipped with two full sets of LATCH anchors (upper and lower) on the rear-row outboard seats, with an upper tether only, for the rear middle seat. LATCH anchors are easy to find. The middle seat is narrower than the outboard seats, limiting space for a third seat to fit comfortably.


    Performance

    The 2021 Audi A6 is no slouch, that's for sure. With both engines backed up by a mild-hybrid system, you get some pleasing figures across the board. The standard 2.0L engine will race from zero to 60 in just 5.6 seconds (when new) but will still achieve an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.

    For additional power when merging onto the highway, look out for the 3.0L V6 engine with its 335 horsepower — fuel economy only drops a little to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.
    The V6 will do the zero-to-60 sprint in 4.8 seconds (when new).

    Emissions

    According to EPA estimates, the AWD 2021 Audi A6 base trim model with the 2.0L turbocharged engine, and running on premium gasoline, has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 341 grams per mile. The AWD 2021 Audi A6 with 3.0L turbocharged engine, has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 364 grams per mile.

    Year comparisons

    2012–2018 Audi A6 (Fourth Generation)

    The fourth generation A6 increased in size from its previous incarnations and added features and styling that also feature on the larger A7 and A8 models. An A6 hybrid model appeared briefly from 2012–2014. A mid-gen facelift in 2015 introduced some exterior style and tech upgrades, and a more responsive infotainment system. For the final year of the fourth generation (2018), the A6 gained navigation as a standard feature.

    2019–Present Audi A6 (Fifth Generation)

    The fifth generation A6 arrived with a full refresh and a new lineup of engines that benefit from mild-hybrid technology. Seven brand new exterior colors were added as well as new dual infotainment screens upfront. From 2019, all Audi A6s have standard Quattro all-wheel drive. Two additional body variants are also available from the 2020 model year, the sport styled S6 and the RS6 Avant, a sporty station wagon.

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