2006 Audi A6

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16 reviews
Available Price Range $4,244-$12,940 Trims4 Combined MPG 20-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Audi A6

Our Take

Redesigned for 2005, Audi's A6 sport sedan resembled its predecessor but featured a bold, squarish grille. Available with V-6 or V-8 power, this was the first Audi with optional adaptive headlights that swivel to improve night views on twisty roads. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard.Inside... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • MMI complexity
  • Somewhat hard seats
  • Bouncy ride on some surfaces
  • Glove box space and access

Notable Features

  • V-6 or V-8
  • Standard quattro AWD and six-speed automatic
  • New FWD CVT sedan for 2006
  • Avant wagon joins sedan for 2006
  • Optional adaptive headlights
  • Side-curtain airbags

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

My grandparents always drove nice, big, American cars. As they got older, I often helped by driving them around town. One of the features of their car was something the manufacturer called "dyna-ride." That term lives on in the vocabulary of my family. We always say "this car has dyna-ride" when a car's ride is cushy and smooth at any speed or any road condition. The Audi A6 is so smooth t... Read full review for the 2006 Audi A6

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 16 reviews

'06 A6 Owned since '07

by lwd steve from Lincolnwood IL on February 21, 2010

We own an '06 A6 and are very impressed with it's road handling characteristics, stance, aggressive sporty styling. It's fuel economy is fairly good on the highway. It's outstanding in snow and it's ... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A6 3.2

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A6 3.2

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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