Gorgeous V6; top-notch interior materials and design; infotainment system interface; perfect crash-test scores
Rear-seat comfort could be better
Navigation is now standard throughout the range. This is part of an equipment reshuffle that sees the basic trim level (Premium) gain more kit. Full LED lighting comes in at the Premium Plus trim level. A top-view camera system is now part of the Prestige trim. The 7-horsepower boost to the V6 for the former Competition version is now standard in every V6, while the other equipment that came with that boost forms a Competition package.See the 2018 Audi A6 models for sale near you
There's nothing much wrong with the entry-level 2.0T Premium model. It now comes with plenty of equipment. But Premium Plus is eligible for the Driver Assistance package, and it's always worth having more safety equipment.
The 2018 Audi A6 comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
The 2.0T engine is offered in Premium or Premium Plus, while the 3.0T V6 comes in Premium, Premium Plus or Prestige.
The 2.0T Premium ($50,675) starts with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights with LED accents, LED taillights, a sunroof, keyless entry with a push-button ignition, Audi's Drive Select system (featuring electronic adjustment for steering, throttle and transmission responses), leather seating surfaces, tri-zone automatic climate control (including separate rear controls), heated/8-way power-adjustable front seats with 4-way driver lumbar adjustment and driver's-side memory settings, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a self-dimming rearview mirror and side mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, front- and rear-parking sensors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, Audi Connect online services (including mobile Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, a 10-speaker audio system and Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI), which includes a 7-in power-retracting TFT display, navigation with Google Earth compatibility, voice recognition software and an interface with a handwriting-recognition touchpad, a USB socket, a console-mounted control knob and twin SD card slots.
The 2.0T Premium Plus ($52,875) adds full LED lighting, power adjustment for the steering wheel, quad-zone climate control, blind spot monitoring, rear-end collision mitigation and a 14-speaker/630-watt Bose surround sound system.
Both 2.0T trims come standard with the 7-speed S-tronic transmission and front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is an option that also brings the 8-speed conventional automatic transmission.
Apart from the supercharged V6 engine, all-wheel drive and the 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, the 3.0T Premium ($57,475) and 3.0T Premium Plus ($59,675) largely share the inventory of the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus respectively.
The 3.0T Prestige ($62,375) has cooled/heated front seats, a head-up display, a top-view camera system, sunshades (powered for the rear window, manual for the rear side windows), a power-operated trunk lid and power-adjustable lumbar for the front passenger.
Many standard features in the higher trims are available as options in the lower trims. Also offered are adaptive cruise control, a night vision system, a Black Optic appearance package, heated rear seats/a heated steering wheel and a Sport package that features a lowered suspension, a 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles and 19-in or 20-in wheels.
The Competition package has 20-in wheels bolted to a sportier suspension setup, along with a performance rear differential, red-painted brake calipers, sport seats covered in higher-quality leather, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black and metal trim accents, various cosmetic exterior additions and a black fabric headliner.
Trunk space is 14.1 cu ft., and the rear seats fold down for some extra cargo flexibility.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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2018 BMW 5 Series -- One of the great cars, regardless of segment. In its sophomore year, this generation holds the torch high.
2018 Genesis G80 -- Genesis is now branded separately from Hyundai. The G80 scored extremely well in crash tests, has generous standard equipment, remains tranquil at speed and is quite reasonably priced.
2018 Lexus GS -- The Lexus styling approach won't be to everyone's taste. But the GS is comfy, solid, reliable and classy.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- Vibrating with fresh technology, the E-Class retains and underlines its status as a giant of the segment.
2018 Volvo S90 -- Never let it be said that the premium midsize sedan segment is short on choice. Or rear legroom -- the S90 has 4.5 in more of it for 2018. It's stylish and spacious, but not up to the dynamic level of the A6.
Used Audi A7 -- For the same price as a new A6, you could get a gently used A7, which is essentially a sleeker, sportier A6 with a hatchback body. Shop around for a certified pre-owned (CPO) model and enjoy the reassurance of a comprehensive warranty.