2009 A6

Consumer Reviews

2009 Audi A6

$2,704 - $19,832  MSRP Range
2009 Audi A6

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

6 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great performer

by Owdee from Arizona on Mon Mar 29 2010

Bought the A6 3.0T with Prestige package to replace Lexus GS400. I had upgraded the Lexus to TRD suspension parts, and ran it out to 225K miles before parting with it, and it was a superb vehicle. That said, this Audi is more potent and tighter than the Lexus. At high speed, this is rock solid. I've had it out in the desert at its 130 mph limit, and it was like driving at 50. I highly recommend replacing the stock airfilter with K&N for a dramatic improvement in throttle response and overall performance. No other upgrades, and i'm on stock suspension with 18" OEM. I'm averaging about 24 mpg, which is great considering I drive it like I stole it. At 85 it runs around 30-34 mpg according to the readout, which is great for something with this amount of power on tap. Paddle shifters allow you to go straight into "manual" mode even when you have it set to "auto"; it simply lets you play around like Speed Racer and automatically transitions back to "auto" once it senses your done playing. For more control, or to hold a specific gear longer, slap the gearshift over to M. Stereo is great with BOSE speakers, and you can tweak numerous settings to please any accoustic preference. Some settings can actually sound bad, so play around with it and you'll find the right one. You can also set it independently for CD, FM, AM, etc., which is a really nice feature. Climate control is superb (once you figure out Audi's "Econ" button vs. A/C). No problems cooling in the AZ desert, and it's Black! You can also tilt the sunroof with the shade pulled shut, as the shade actually tilts up with the sunroof- great feature out here to keep the sun out! I took Armor All to the leather because it seemed "dry," afterwards looks and feels like it should have from the factory. Back up camera is great, but wish it had proximity sensors to help out in front. Adaptive Headlights work wonderfully, and Xenon high beams are like letting the Sun peak out from under your hood- it looks like daytime in front of your car. Can't comment on reliability as I only have 20k on it, but no probs yet and dealer has been great. Highly recommend this car with this new supercharged engine- it accelerates like a pebble from a giant's slingshot.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

So far so good!

by DR30350 from Atlanta, GA on Mon Jun 11 2012

This is my first German car and first real luxury car and I love it. I have the 3.0T and it is powerful. We were heavily influenced towards the A6 because we wanted a little more room than the A4 (by friend has an A4 and loves it). The first thing that struck me about this car is that it is QUIET. It is very quick, fast, and roomy. Controls are intuitive and fun to use. I've had this car for about 4 weeks and just completed at road trip. So, far it's great!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Still Fun

by Own 2 German Cars from Nashville, TN on Sun Sep 05 2010

I bought this 2009 Avant as a CPO and have now owned it for 6 months and have driven it 13000 miles. I have zero complaints. Drives great, fit and finish is excellent, looks fantastic, and still as fun to drive today as it was the first time I drove it. Very luxurious and the handling is great. Daytime running LED lights went out once, but was covered under warranty. I have read some negtaive reviews of the MMI system, but after 2 days driving the car, you have it down pat and it all makes sense. I also own a 2006 BMW Z4, and the Audi is almost as much fun to drive...almost.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car

by HydroWolfie from Milton, KY on Mon Jul 03 2017

When we set out to buy a car we knew we wanted an all wheel drive car. The 09 Audi A6 exceeded our expectations. It has all the creature comforts one would want and a sporty ness that no other all wheel drive could provide.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Audi A6

by audi boy from ny ny on Sat Sep 01 2012

Beautiful car..have had a problem with power steering noises..i took to audi and they said its the body bending making that noise....if u want a car that will get u plenty of girls and attention this is the one...but not too sure how reliable it will be if im having steering problems at 40000 miles...

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

MMI issues

by hindsite from on Fri Aug 27 2010

MMI is dated & has issues: 1) Clock is not tied to either Nav or Sirius - it is free-running and the time displayed drifts noticeably (but unpredictably) +/- 7 min. My 2005 Chrysler 300C tied the clock to the Nav system - why can't a 2009 "german engineering" product accomplish that almost 5 years later? 2) Nav system accuracy issues. No matter what direction you are traveling in, the vehicle's position on the map is always "behind". I am the 1st car in an intersection, stationary, in view to 8-9 satelites (as reported by the nav), and surrounded by cornfields for hundreds of miles in any direction, but yet the nav system shows me as about 50 yards behind my actual position. It makes no difference what the direction of travel is, the vehicle is always behind.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2009 Audi A6

Audi impressed me last summer with its redesigned compact A4 — a rare intersection of elegance and driver-friendliness among entry-level luxury cars — but I can't get fired up about the A4's larger sibling, the midsize A6. The elder Audi has no shortage of clever innovations, and its styling is vintage Audi: unassuming at first, then desirable in all its subtleties a day or two later. Alas, for a number of reasons — most of them related to the driving experience — it can't combine driving thrills with cabin quality like a number of its competitors do.

The Audi A6's last full redesign was for the 2005 model year, so 2009 brings a number of late-cycle updates... Read More