2021 Audi A6

MSRP range: $54,900 - $69,500
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MSRP$55,945
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2021 Audi A6 Review

  • Strong overall performance
  • Attractive and refined interior
  • Abundant comfort
  • Lots of high-tech features
  • Infotainment interface can be challenging and distracting to use
  • Not as much trunk space as competitors
  • 45 TFSI engine makes 261 horsepower, a gain of 13 hp from last year
  • Minor changes to various options and packages
  • Part of the fifth A6 generation introduced for 2019

Audi enthusiasts might be familiar with the company's long-running global slogan of "Vorsprung durch Technik." Loosely translated, it means "advancement through technology." We mention this because the A6 is an ideal example of this design philosophy. Inside, there's a dual touchscreen setup along with an available fully digital instrument panel that gives the A6 one of the most tech-forward looks in the midsize sedan class.

For power, the A6 offers two engines. Both have mild hybrid electric assist systems that help smooth out power delivery and increase fuel efficiency. Naturally, the A6 has standard all-wheel drive too. The result is a subtle yet thoroughly modern sedan.

Only two years after its redesign, Audi hasn't changed much for the 2021 A6. It's given the base engine more horsepower and tweaked the standard features a bit in a bid to remain at the sharp end of what is a fairly Germanic class of cars. Competitors including the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class offer more traditional luxury with similar levels of cutting-edge technology, but the A6 remains a great choice for the discerning luxury sedan buyer. Will it meet your standards? Read our Expert Review below to learn more.

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The Audi A6 provides excellent performance and plenty of the latest technology features. Comfort suffers ever so slightly when you go with the big optional wheels and sport suspension, but the upside is a vehicle that's classy to look at and very fun to drive. It's one of the best models available in the midsize luxury sedan class.
Because it's available with summer tires, the A6 can produce impressive grip and, when equipped with the turbocharged V6, rapid acceleration. Our test A6 sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, which is among the quickest in the segment.

Precise controls are one of the A6's hallmarks. Our test car delivered linear braking response and stopped from 60 mph in only 103 feet. The A6 has astonishingly high handling limits for such a big car, especially considering it's the A6, not the S6. At high speeds, there's ample capability to get you around long sweeping corners. It copes well with quick changes of direction too.
While the A6 is certainly comfortable, our test car made some compromises for performance. The lowered sport-tuned suspension and 21-inch wheels gave it a fairly stiff ride and introduced some road noise.

Otherwise, the front seats are extremely comfortable and the climate controls work quickly. Small bumps that would normally be shrugged off made their way into the cabin, even though they weren't entirely harsh. Comfort levels are acceptable, but we'd recommend skipping the sport suspension and 21-inch wheels if comfort is a priority
The sheer number of screens in this cabin can be overwhelming, but the controls are intuitive after just a short time. Everything is at arm's length, with a few redundant controls for high-priority tasks. The ability to assign tasks to virtual buttons is a nice addition.

While the driver's seat can feel a bit low, the driving position gives you good access to all the relevant controls. The steering wheel adjustment range is plentiful, as is the adjustment from the Individual Contour front seats. Depending on the driver's height, it can take some effort to get out, but the door openings are wide in both front and back.
The dual-screen infotainment and climate system can seem daunting at first, but tech-savvy users willing to adjust to the lack of physical buttons will get the hang of it after a few days. Once that happens, everything inside the cabin becomes easy to use.

The available Virtual Cockpit configurable instrument cluster gives the A6 a futuristic look and is genuinely useful in putting maps as well as vehicle and engine speed data right where they're needed. It's augmented by the head-up display, which duplicates some of that information in the driver's field of view. Overall, the A6 looks and feels like the future.
The A6 gets average scores when it comes to utility. It's useful enough for a group of four adults or a small family, but the trunk is on the small side and interior storage is limited. Most car seats will fit in the rear without issue.

Small-item storage in the center console and door bins is limited, but that's typical for the class. With just 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, the A6 trails most competitors. The trunk is relatively deep, so long boxes or items should fit OK. A low liftover height helps when you're loading heavy items.
The EPA estimates fuel economy at 26 mpg combined, an above-average figure for the midsize luxury sedan class. But our test A6 posted significantly lower fuel economy during our testing.
One of the Audi's most attractive character traits is its build quality. Interior surfaces are excellent to the eye and to the touch, and exterior panel gaps are consistent. Even up against rivals from BMW and Mercedes, the Audi feels top-notch. As for pricing, the A6 can end up being a pretty expensive car when you order the Prestige trim or a bunch of options. With that said, BMWs and Benzes in this class can be priced just as high depending on options. Audi's warranties are average for the class.
The A6 feels sophisticated and elegant during daily driving, with plenty of power and a comfortable ride. But if you get the itch to tackle some high-speed corners, it's sporty and engaging. It's not loud or boisterous in any way, and from the driver's seat, it's an excellent experience.

The A6 is sleek and understated, giving it a feeling of sophistication. From the outside, it looks luxurious without being gaudy, but on the inside it feels truly refined. Its sharp driving characteristics give it a bit of an edge as well.

Which A6 does Edmunds recommend?

We think the A6 is best represented in its Premium Plus trim with the 55 TFSI engine. This midgrade trim level includes more advanced driver aids, an upgraded audio system, wireless charging and upgraded headlights. The larger 55 TFSI engine also moves the A6 with more authority than the smaller 45 TFSI engine.
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Audi A6 models

The 2021 Audi A6 is available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Two engines are available:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine (261 horsepower, 273 lb-ft), labeled the 45 TFSI
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (335 hp, 369 lb-ft), labeled the 55 TFSI

The four-cylinder is standard on Premium and Premium Plus trim levels, while the six-cylinder is available on those trims and standard on the Prestige. All-wheel drive is standard, as is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Premium
Is well equipped with features such as:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED exterior lighting
  • Gloss black exterior trim
  • Leather upholstery
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Navigation
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don't respond in time)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)

Optional for the Premium trim is the Convenience package, which adds:

  • Wireless charging pad
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse)
  • Rear passenger safe-exit system (can prevent a rear passenger from opening a door into traffic approaching from behind)
  • Digital instrument panel (Audi's Virtual Cockpit)
  • Larger 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the A6 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

Premium Plus
Builds on the Premium with:

  • All the features in the Convenience package
  • Upgraded LED headlights
  • 16-speaker audio system
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot intervention (automatically steers the car back into its lane if you try to change lanes while a car is in the vehicle's blind spot)

The optional Executive package for the Premium Plus trim bundles:

  • Four-zone climate control
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Four-way power lumbar adjustment for the front passenger seat
  • Heated rear seats
  • Multicolor LED ambient interior lighting
  • Power-operated trunk

Prestige
Tops the range with:

  • Contents of the Executive package
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Upgraded HD matrix headlights
  • Dual-pane acoustic glass
  • Four-wheel steering

Finally, you can add the Luxury package to the Prestige to get:

  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Massaging front seats
  • Memory settings for front passenger seat

Other options for the A6 include:
Black Optic Sport package

  • Sport suspension with a lower ride height
  • Special 20-inch wheels
  • Gloss black exterior trim when equipped with the 55 TFSI engine

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Audi A6.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
3 total reviews
5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • technology
  • engine
  • comfort
  • driving experience
  • value
  • infotainment system
  • appearance
  • doors
  • maintenance & parts
  • climate control
  • interior
  • fuel efficiency
  • reliability & manufacturing quality

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, I know luxury
Dave G,
Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
We wanted the Prestige but had to settle for Premuim Plus with Executive package. Not many available was my only complaint. I have owned Mercedes and Jag and my wife and I shopped for a year. We test drove the BMW 5 the new Mercedes E. We liked both but when we drove the A6 we just looked at each other and smiled. When you combine smoothness ,power,style ,quality of build and comfort none of the others gave us the same feel. We really were leaning towards another SUV until we drove the A6. I do recommend the big engine because Wow so smooth. The executive package gives you a good value and brings it very close to the Prestige build. The 2021 now includes adaptive cruise as standard on the premium plus. For me with my other luxury cars you have to buy as an option. I will never purchase vehicle without it. And Audi has it perfected compared to Mercedes and BMW. I was concerned about gas but we are getting more than published. We are getting 30 on highway cruising at 75 in cold weather.
4/5 stars, Top of the line tech
Buddy Velcro ,
Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
I had a 2019 Lexus GS 350 F Sport and wanted something more modern. After doing a lot of research I decided to purchase a Audi A6 Prestige. There are a ton of features on this car including best in class interior and more screens than you could ever want. The car exudes luxury on the inside and out. Love all the technology you get with the prestige package. I do have some gripes especially with the me Audi app. You can only lock and unlock doors. There is no feature to remote start car when it is cold or hot outside. Another big miss is not having notifications on app if you leave doors unlocked. Had issues with initial app set up and called Audi 3 times. All 3 times they said they could not hear me and hung up. Having a Lexus in the past I can say service was much better with Lexus. So overall car is great with mind blowing tech but Audi needs to work on their service. Would I buy again? Time will tell.
5/5 stars, Nice car
Chaitali Gandhi,
Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
Love the car

2021 Audi A6 video

[MUSIC PLAYING] MARK TAKAHASHI: There's no doubt that SUVs have been dominating US auto sales for quite some time. They have much larger cargo capacities and more rear passenger space. So why would someone want a luxury sedan instead of an SUV? Well, I'll tell you, because they're a lot more fun to drive. Before I jump into this A6, do me a favor and hit subscribe below. We have a lot of great videos coming your way. The 2019 Audi A6 has been completely redesigned. It's on sale now, prices starting right at $60,000. There's only one engine available. It's a turbo charged, three-liter V6 that puts out 335 horsepower. That's made it to a seven-speed automated dual clutch transmission, and quattro all-wheel drive is standard. Those specs aren't really that far off from the last A6. I don't expect it to drive that much differently as a result, but there's only one way to find out. Let's go for a spin. [MUSIC PLAYING] Here I am driving the all new 2019 Audi A6. It's fully redesigned, but at the same time, it's not all that different. It's familiar in a lot of ways in how it drives. Dynamically, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect from an Audi midsize luxury sedan. The needle really didn't move too far one way or the other, and that's probably a good thing. I've always liked the level of engagement, the level of performance from Audis. Really the big difference with this Audi is technology. This whole center stack has been completely redone. We saw it first on the A8. I'm a little torn on how it works because they got rid of the MMI knob, which I thought was a great way to control systems like this, and gone with two split touchscreens. And so far on this drive, I'm not sold because it's demanding a lot more attention than just the knob. What I am enjoying is the performance. It gets up to speed just fine. Shifts are nice and smooth and quick, which is impressive for a dual clutch transmission. Those tend to be a little choppy or abrupt from time to time. And even at slow speeds, it's smooth and doesn't have any of those awkward lurches. One thing that I thought was a little odd was the sound of the engine. So doesn't quite sound like a V6 to me. It sort of makes the case for BMW and Mercedes piping in some of those synthetic sounds. But that's a nitpick. It drives great. The steering is fairly light. I'm actually in dynamic mode right now. You have the option of getting all-wheel steering, and that certainly helps with maneuverability in tight spaces, but also smooths out some of the motions when you're steering. The rear wheels will steer in conjunction in the same direction as the front wheels to just get it carving a little more gracefully without having it whip around quite as much. Handling is pretty much what you expect for a luxury sedan like this in the class and from Audi. It handles confidently, a ton of traction coming out of turns, thanks to the all-wheel drive. And you know the quattro system-- a little smarter of how it proportions the power, but also can disconnect itself when you're not using it, when you don't need that much traction. If you're just on a straightaway on a highway, it'll disconnect and improve fuel economy. In terms of power and performance, this A6 drives a lot like the previous A6. It is just slightly heavier because of all the added feature content, but with all of the advances in engine technology and efficiency-- plus this has a 48-volt mild hybrid system-- gets two miles per gallon better than its predecessor. The ride quality is pretty much what you'd expect from a luxury midsize sedan. I'm in dynamic mode right now, so I'm going to switch to comfort. If you noticed, I had to look down to do that. And that's something that just kind of irks me. I liked the previous button for a drive select, and I didn't really have to take my eyes off the road to do that. These are just kind of the flat, haptic feedback buttons here. Like a lot of the new Audis, this has a higher level of adaptive cruise control, which kind of gets into that territory of automated driving. It's called predictive control, and it's pretty trippy. I first experienced this with the Q7 a few years ago, where you set the target speed as you would with any cruise control system, but it's using map data and all the cameras and sensors. As you head into a turn, it slows you down. When you come out of a turn, it speeds you up, which is what it's doing right now. It's in a fairly conservative setting right now, so it's slowing me down a little more than I would if I was actually in complete control of the car, but you can actually adjust it and be a lot more aggressive. So I'm actually not touching any of the pedals right now. I'm just steering. Another thing I'm enjoying right now is the massage. I do like massaging seats, especially when you're behind the wheel for hours at a time. Kind of shifts the pressure points away and just relieves a lot of the fatigue and the doldrums of driving. As a midsize luxury sedan, the Audi A6 has to accommodate adult passengers in the back seats, and it does. I'm 5' 10", and I have plenty of headroom, plenty of room for my feet underneath the front seat, which is actually set for a slightly taller passenger. It's comfortable. It's spacious. I have the nice, padded center armrest here with your typical overengineered cup holders. Back here, I have two more controls for automatic climate control for the outboard seats. Since this is a highly optioned A6, underneath there are two USB ports and a 12-volt power outlet. I have manual sun shades here that are really easy to pop up and down. Besides having the physical room, it actually feels even more spacious, thanks to the good outward view and this little cutout triangle here, which breaks up that thick roof pillar. Otherwise, it might feel just a little closed in. All in all, this is a pretty nice place to spend some time on a road trip. I'd be fine back here. Like a lot of the latest Audi products, this A6 gets a complete tech treatment. Right in front is the typical virtual cockpit that we've seen on Audis going back a few years, and it's great. It's easy to use. It's somewhat customizable, and it's easy to read in almost any light. Above that is a head up display that's crystal clear, gives a lot of detail, all the necessary stuff. New for the A6 is this split-level touchscreen, which debuted in the Audi A8. The difference here is it's canted slightly towards the driver, making it somewhat easier to use, but maybe a little harder for the passenger to use. Unlike a lot of other infotainment systems, these screens are mounted right in the middle in the dash rather than on top. I prefer having them on top because it's right in the driver's sightlines, and it's less distracting to use. That said, it is pretty cool to use. When you touch one of these buttons, it responds with this lovely little haptic feedback that mimics the physical buttons that are in the car. There aren't a whole lot of physical buttons in this car though. They noted that they eliminated about 43 physical buttons. In my opinion, though, they should've left a dozen or so because I like having some tactile buttons that you can use without even looking down. I like the look. I like the responsiveness of the system. But what I don't like is how much of a distraction it can be, just because it's not as easy to use as the old MMI dial or the BMW iDrive, or the Mercedes MBUX system, which I think is the best in the industry at this point. Otherwise throughout the cabin, we have excellent materials used everywhere. Everything just has that solid feel, and I love that. One cool thing I really like too is this isn't a mechanical door lever. It's actually electronic. So it's just this very slight effort, and that's just one of those nice touches that makes you feel like you're in something a little more special. As far as the interior goes, I like the aesthetics. I just wish this was a little less distracting to use. After logging a bunch of miles above beautiful Napa Valley here in this 2019 Audi A6, I'm left with the impression that, at least dynamically, there's not a big difference between this and its predecessor. And that's not such a bad thing. It drives great. The interior is impeccable, and there's a good amount of performance, especially considering that this is the A6, not an S6 or RS 6. In the class of midsize luxury sedans, it competes against the BMW 5 series and Mercedes Benz E class. The E class is just starting to show its age, primarily because it doesn't feature the latest MBUX infotainment system, which I think is one of the best in the industry. Against the BMW 5 series, it's a much closer call. The BMW has a slight edge as far as response and performance, and it also has a decent amount of technology as well. Deciding between the two is probably going to come down to just personal preference. Whether you like the styling better or the interior, or if you're a technophile or early adopter and really want the latest, shiniest bits-- if that's the case, the A6 will probably be the best fit for you. Let us know what you think in the comments below. For more information on the A6 as well as its competition, head on over to edmunds.com. To see more videos like this, hit subscribe.

2019 Audi A6 First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Audi A6, but since the 2021 Audi A6 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$54,900
MPG & Fuel
23 City / 31 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.3 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 261 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 194.4 in. / Height: 57.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 83.1 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 74.3 in.
Curb Weight: 4101 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 13.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite A6 safety features:

Audi Pre Sense Front
Warns if a front collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Intersection Assistant
Detects if a side or oncoming vehicle collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Vehicle Exit Warning
Alerts the driver if a vehicle or cyclist is approaching from behind as a door is opened into traffic.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover8.9%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Audi A6 vs. the competition

2021 Audi A6

2021 Audi A6

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Audi A6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class didn't win our No. 1 midsize sedan ranking on accident. It offers a near faultless combination of luxury and technology and drives with impeccable road manners. The A6 and the E-Class are very closely matched, but the Mercedes offers more opportunity for personalization as well as more high-performance versions.

Compare Audi A6 & Mercedes-Benz E-Class features 

Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series

What the 5 Series lacks in modern and distinctive styling, it more than makes up for with a comfortable interior and powerful and efficient engines. The A6 offers a more modern infotainment system, but most of our editors prefer using BMW's familiar iDrive interface because it's less distracting. The 5 Series does offer all-wheel drive, but it's standard on the A6.

Compare Audi A6 & BMW 5 Series features 

Audi A6 vs. Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 is the midsize luxury newcomer, but it hit the ground running with luxurious appointments and a powerful turbo V6 engine. It's generally less expensive than the A6 too, and it offers a substantially better warranty. The catch? It's not as enjoyable to drive as the A6, and its interior isn't quite as richly detailed.

Compare Audi A6 & Genesis G80 features 

FAQ

Is the Audi A6 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 A6 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. You probably care about Audi A6 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the A6 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the A6 has 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi A6. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Audi A6?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Audi A6:

  • 45 TFSI engine makes 261 horsepower, a gain of 13 hp from last year
  • Minor changes to various options and packages
  • Part of the fifth A6 generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Audi A6 reliable?

To determine whether the Audi A6 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the A6. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the A6's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Audi A6 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Audi A6 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 A6 and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 A6 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Audi A6?

The least-expensive 2021 Audi A6 is the 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $54,900.

Other versions include:

  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $59,800
  • Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $64,900
  • Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $58,800
  • Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $69,500
  • Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $63,700
  • Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $54,900
  • Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $58,800
  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $54,900
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What are the different models of Audi A6?

If you're interested in the Audi A6, the next question is, which A6 model is right for you? A6 variants include Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). For a full list of A6 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Audi A6

2021 Audi A6 Overview

The 2021 Audi A6 is offered in the following submodels: A6 Sedan. Available styles include Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). Audi A6 models are available with a 3.0 L-liter hybrid engine or a 2.0 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 335 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Audi A6 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2021 Audi A6 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Audi A6?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Audi A6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 A6 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 A6.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Audi A6 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 A6 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Audi A6?

2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,945. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $7,491 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,491 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $48,454.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 13.4% below the MSRP.

2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,845. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $7,668 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,668 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52,177.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A6 Sport Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 12.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Audi A6 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A6 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,845. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A6 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $7,815 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,815 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $53,030.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A6 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 12.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $64,745. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $8,072 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,072 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,673.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 12.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Audi A6 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2021 Audi A6 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $70,545. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi A6 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $8,205 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,205 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $62,340.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi A6 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 11.6% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Audi A6s are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Audi A6 for sale near. There are currently 6 new 2021 A6s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $62,450 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Audi A6.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Audi A6?

2021 Audi A6 Premium 4dr Sedan AWD w/55 TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
24 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2021 Audi A6 Prestige 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2021 Audi A6 Premium Plus 4dr Sedan AWD w/45 TFSI (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
26 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG24
Transmission7-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase115.1 in.
Length194.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height57.4 in.
Curb Weight4266 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Audi A6?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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