Audi A6

2013 Audi A6

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  • (4.9) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,326$31,630
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-28
  • Engine: 211-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Audi A6

Our Take on the 2013 Audi A6

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... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 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

2013 Audi A6 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in December 2011 about the 2012 Audi A6. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. While debate rages over whether there are too many distracting features in cars today, automakers continue to roll out increasingly connected m... Read full review for the 2013 Audi A 6

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Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 35 reviews

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Continues to Impress

by Albie from Salt Lake City, UT on January 1, 2013

I have owned my 2013 A6 Prestige for over a month now. The car looks beautiful and drives even better. It has buttery smooth and powerful acceleration, with extremely quick and barely noticeable autom... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2013 Audi A6 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A6 2.0T Premium

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A6 2.0T Premium

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
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 3 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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