Gorgeous V6; top-notch interior materials and design; abundant tech; infotainment system interface; perfect crash-test scores
Rear seat comfort could be better
A new 3.0T Competition model joins the lineup. What used to be the S-line cosmetic package (which included a chromed exhaust tip and window frames) becomes standard issue on every A6, along with 18-inch, 10-spoke V-design alloy wheels. The whole range now benefits from a standard park-assist function with a rearview camera and sensors at each end. Higher-end versions of the infotainment system will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There's no diesel version this year. See the 2017 Audi A6 models for sale near you
The 3.0T engine is more in keeping with a premium car and isn't a gas guzzler. A Prestige version is well enough equipped to please most people. Find an Audi A6 for sale
The 2017 Audi A6 comes in Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige and Competition trim levels. The 2.0T engine is offered in the Premium or Premium Plus, while a 3.0T comes in the Premium Plus, Prestige and Competition.
The 2.0T Premium ($48,550) starts with 18-in alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED accents, LED taillights, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, Audi's Drive Select system (featuring electronic adjustment for steering, throttle and transmission responses), leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control (including separate rear controls), heated/power-adjustable front seats with driver lumbar adjustment, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system and a version of Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI) that includes a 6.5-in power retracting TFT display, iPhone integration, a console-mounted control knob and twin SD card slots.
The 2.0T Premium Plus ($52,550) adds an upgraded 8-in color driver information display, power adjustment for the steering wheel, quad-zone climate control, blind spot monitoring, a Bose audio system, Audi connect online services (including mobile Wi-Fi), navigation with Google Earth compatibility and voice recognition software, and an upgraded MMI interface with a handwriting-recognition touchpad and USB port.
Both 2.0T trims come standard with S-tronic 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 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, the 3.0T Premium Plus ($59,550) largely shares the inventory of the 2.0T Premium Plus.
The 3.0T Prestige ($59,550) brings LED headlights, cooled seats, a head-up display, sunshades for the rear (powered) and rear-side (manual) windows, a power operated trunk lid and power adjustable lumbar for the front passenger seat.
The 3.0T Competition ($68,550) follows the Prestige's formula but also has special 20-in wheels bolted to a sportier suspension setup, along with a performance rear differential and red-painted brake calipers. The cabin is enhanced by sport seats covered in higher-quality leather, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black and metal trim accents, and a black fabric headliner.
Many standard features on the higher trims are available as options on lower trims. Also on offer is a Bang & Olufsen audio system, adaptive cruise control, a night-vision system, a Black Optic appearance package and a Sport package that features a lowered suspension, a 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles, and 19- or 20-in wheels.
Trunk space is 14.1 cubic feet 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|
2017 BMW 5 Series -- A new generation debuts for the 2017 model year. It's built in the same fashion as the 7 Series, using lightweight materials in various parts of the body. If the previous generation was a disappointment to some, the new model might redress the balance with a wide range of capabilities.
2017 Genesis G80 -- Genesis is now branded separately from Hyundai. The G80 is new, scored extremely well in crash tests, has generous standard equipment, remains tranquil at speed and is quite reasonably priced.
2017 Lexus GS -- The Lexus styling approach won't be to everyone's taste. But the GS is comfy, solid, reliable and classy.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- New for 2017 and vibrating with fresh technology, the E-Class retains and underlines its status as a giant of the segment. Right now, it only comes with a turbo 4-cylinder (E300), but a 6-cylinder engine is in the pipeline. Plus an AMG version.
2017 Volvo S90 -- Never let it be said that the premium midsize sedan segment is short on choice. This newcomer is 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.