If a person is given a chance to choose what kind of gift he or she wants, one of them would undoubtedly choose a car. Of course, it would not be just any kind of car, but it would have to be a luxury class for the whole family. When the word “luxury” comes up, you will not find an adjective in the dictionary better than Audi. Their specialty may actually be luxury cars, but they have a classic model called the Audi A6 Wagon.
The 2010 Audi A6 Wagon is currently available in one trim called the 3.0T Avant AWD V6. It possesses a V6 engine that is capable of up to 300 horsepower with the Quattro all-wheel drive system. It has LED running lights suited for daytime use. On the inside, the Audi A6 Wagon has a four-spoke multi-function steering wheel and the new Multi Media Interface system with voice control. It has twelve-way power heated front seats that have leather surfaces. It has Bluetooth connectivity for cellular phones and a Homelink function. The car can also be purchased with an optional Audi side assist. Aside from the Quattro all-wheel drive, it has other safety features like an ESP, a rearview camera.
Overall performance, the Audi A6 wagon drives well, paralleling even the newer models in the same class. It has formidable grip, agility, handling dynamics, and maneuverability. The breaks are also tailored to pull out short and smooth stops easily and quietly.
Exterior & Interior
The exterior design of this wagon, the manufacturers did a good job by making it look unique in a good way. Its general shape, curves, corners and lines make it one of the most stylish wagons of all the leading brands. The interior is very beautiful as well with its comfy seats, fine details and high-quality finish. The interior cabin was made with high-quality materials for sturdiness and functionality.
However, the Multi Media Interface puts the vehicle down a notch because it only makes the controls a lot more confusing and complicated.
The safety of the vehicle is very reassuring, earning the best possible rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This was made possible because of the inclusion of a set of dual-stage front, side, and knee airbags, a Lane Assist function for safe lane changes, a Side Assist to monitor blind spots, and the Quattro all-wheel drive system for comfortable and secure handling. The car may also disappoint some users because of the reliability, which was based on initial quality and dependability tests. It only comes with a four-year or 50000-mile warranty and free 24-hour road assistance for four years.
Just in case the purchaser would want a different yet similar alternative, then there are other vehicles to choose from. The Avant A6 Wagon may seem unaffordable for a few people. In case that happens, one likely alternative would be the Audi A4 Avant, which is almost similar in style and performance with the A6 Wagon. The BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (MSRP $37,150; 17 city / 27 hwy) is also a good line to choose from, but its better handling and performance would only mean more money.
Pros & Cons
The 2010 A6 Wagon may have its own set of disadvantages like its untested performance and its confusing Multi Media Interface system, but rest assured that it has other prominent features like its attractive exterior design and construction, spot-on space partitions, huge range of safety functions and features, high quality materials, finely-crafted details and sophisticated wagon look.
78 out of 100
What others say:
"As a four-door sedan or five-door Avant wagon, the Audi A6 still has a svelte shape with relatively little fuss-from the side and rear, that is."Car Connection
"The 3.0T furnishes fine acceleration in any situation, displaying none of the low-speed throttle lag that plagues some other Audi products. Its transmission is prompt and alert."Consumer Guide
"Finely finished interior, all-wheel drive available across the lineup, strong supercharged V6, good fuel economy from base engine."Edmunds
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Wagon||Base Price: $50,240.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: XX gallons||Miles Per Gallon: 18 city / 26 hwy|
|Length: 194 in. (493 cm)||Width: 79.9 in. (203 cm)|
|Height: 57.6 in. (146 cm)||Curb Weight: 4211 lbs (1935 kg)|
|Wheel Base: 111.9 in. (284 cm)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 33.93 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5|
|Engine: 3.0T DOHC V6||Displacement: 254 cu in (4163 cc)|
|Horsepower: 300 hp||Max RPM: 6800 rpm|
|Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 5100 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/ Tiptronic|
|0-60 mph: 6.1 seconds||1/4 Mile: NA|