2016 Audi A6 2.0T quattro Tiptronic

Understated is an understatement: A 4-cylinder, all-wheel-drive luxury sedan.

The 2016 Audi A6 2.0T quattro Tiptronic is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Family Sedans

The handsome A6 2.0T quattro Tiptronic, with its smooth 8-speed automatic transmission and unobtrusive 4-cylinder engine, is a solid midsize luxury sedan. The name Audi is derived from a Latin word meaning "to listen," and in the supremely quiet A6 sedan, passengers have no trouble listening to one another, even if they whisper like the old man in The Godfather.

While it lacks the outright sportiness of the smaller A3 and S3, the Audi A6 is still a pleasant premium sedan. In 2.0T quattro form, it caters to buyers who look for a spacious, well-trimmed, luxurious interior, a high-quality feel and a relaxed driving experience.

The A6 doesn't wring your neck or beat you over the head shouting I'm a fast German car drive me faster! but thanks to the high pressure turbo it can still keep up with traffic. As a bonus, the small-engined Audi A6 rates highly on the EPA tests, scoring 26 MPG overall. The diesel A6 does even better on that front, while providing stronger low-end acceleration as well. However, the A6 2.0T is some $10,000 cheaper and gives you the convenience of being able to fill up at any gas station.

More comfortable and with an arguably better-looking interior than its competition from BMW, Lexus and Infiniti, the A6 deserves a close look if your priorities in luxury car choice run to comfort and aesthetics. Those looking for a redline-tapping, tire-smoking thrill ride may be better served elsewhere.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, 1-year/15,000-mile scheduled maintenance, 12-year/unlimited mile corrosion warranty, 4-year roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $48,400

As Tested: $48,400

  • 22 / 32 mpg
  • EPA
  • 252 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.0-liter 4 turbo
  • Horsepower: 252 hp
  • Torque: 273
  • Transmission: 8-speed auto
  • Curb Weight: 4,000 lbs
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc, sliding calipers, ABS standard
  • Suspension: 4-wheel ind. MacPherson strut front, Multilink rear, f&r swaybars
  • Traction: Trac and Stability control standard
  • EPA City: 22 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 32 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 26 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: NHTSA: 5-stars

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