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2013 Audi A6

$13,586 — $24,682 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
22-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Supercharged V-6 performance, efficiency
  • Interior quality, attention to detail
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Split-folding backseat's utility
  • Distinctive optional LED daytime running lights

The Bad

  • Small backseat
  • Mushy, nonlinear brake feel
  • Lack of steering feedback
  • Audi Connect requires its own data plan
  • Left-side B-pillar limits visibility
2013 Audi A6 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Audi A6
  • Turbo four-cylinder or supercharged V-6
  • Optional all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder model now available with all-wheel drive
  • Optional LED headlights
  • Optional in-car Wi-Fi

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The midsize Audi A6 received a full redesign in 2012 and is available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or supercharged six-cylinder engine. Both team up with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The high-performance Audi S6 model, which makes 420 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8, is also available and is covered separately on Cars.com. The A6's competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, among others.

New for 2013
For 2013, A6 models equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine are now available with Quattro all-wheel drive.
Exterior
The front of the A6 bears a deeply plunging grille with complex headlight clusters. There are optional LED running lights. Exterior features include:

  • Available xenon or all-LED headlamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels standard; 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels optional
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Available S line Sport Appearance Package
  • Standard fog lamps and dual exhaust
  • Power folding side mirrors

Interior
Standard leather seating surfaces are an advantage over some competitors, most notably BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which include vinyl seats in their base models. Interior features include:

  • Available MMI multimedia system with available Audi Connect telematics
  • Optional head-up display
  • Optional Bose or Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Optional heated rear seats or ventilated front seats
  • Available four-zone climate control

Under the Hood
The A6 is powered by either a 31...

Vehicle Overview

The midsize Audi A6 received a full redesign in 2012 and is available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or supercharged six-cylinder engine. Both team up with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The high-performance Audi S6 model, which makes 420 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8, is also available and is covered separately on Cars.com. The A6's competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, among others.

New for 2013
For 2013, A6 models equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine are now available with Quattro all-wheel drive.
Exterior
The front of the A6 bears a deeply plunging grille with complex headlight clusters. There are optional LED running lights. Exterior features include:

  • Available xenon or all-LED headlamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels standard; 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels optional
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Available S line Sport Appearance Package
  • Standard fog lamps and dual exhaust
  • Power folding side mirrors

Interior
Standard leather seating surfaces are an advantage over some competitors, most notably BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which include vinyl seats in their base models. Interior features include:

  • Available MMI multimedia system with available Audi Connect telematics
  • Optional head-up display
  • Optional Bose or Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Optional heated rear seats or ventilated front seats
  • Available four-zone climate control

Under the Hood
The A6 is powered by either a 310-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 211 hp. The eight-speed automatic transmission teams with both engines. The 2.0T A6 is available with either front- or Quattro all-wheel drive, while the 3.0T is available only with all-wheel drive.
Safety
The A6 comes with two front airbags, two front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, two knee airbags, and two side curtain airbags. Rear-passenger side airbags are optional. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes with electronic stability control and traction control
  • Collision avoidance system with blind spot monitoring
  • Available active lane assist
  • Available parking sensors
  • Optional night vision




Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
44 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Supercharged V6 Family Sedan

by rkins87 from Pittsburgh, PA on October 14, 2018

Best of both worlds, couldn?t recommend highly enough. Handles like a dream, fast and nimble but still big enough for the family and groceries luggage etc. can?t get a cooler looking car for the money... Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury, Performance and Value

by EDG from Los Angeles, CA on October 8, 2018

Great luxury car for the price. Excellent fuel economy performance and value. After owning my A6, I will continue to buy Audi in the future. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Audi A6 currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Audi A6 2.0T Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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