Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Audi A6 OVERVIEW
Audi continues to take aim at capturing more sales in the United States and globally. In recent years, the brand has continued to expand its product lineup and lure customers away from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Although Audi still faces serious challenges in overtaking both German competitors, vehicles like the A6 continue to impress and delight the automotive world. The A6 is available in a choice of turbocharged and supercharged gasoline engines and a new TDI clean diesel model.
What's New for 2014
A6 models with the 2.0T engine see a horsepower increase to 220, and a new TDI clean-diesel engine is added to the lineup. The A6 2.0T gains standard heated front seats, while the Prestige trim gains Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring. A number of new exterior trim and wheel upgrade packages are also offered.
Choosing Your Audi A6
True to German tradition, trim level is closely tied to engine choice.
Options include dedicated Internet access and adaptive cruise control that can stop-and-go the sedan through a traffic jam. Audi's night vision assistant can detect nearby pedestrians on dark roads. A color heads-up display projects speed and navigation information onto the windshield, close to the driver's field of vision. Audi Pre Sense Plus, meanwhile, monitors the road ahead and can warn of a potential collision. For this year, the parking assist system gets new top and corner-view cameras.
Offers from Audi remain relatively steady heading into April. Lease payments see little change as the 2020 Audi A3 presents the best value starting at $329/month. For those... View All Audi Lease Deals