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2008 Audi A6 Wagon Interior

This interior review was written when the 2008 Audi A6 Wagon was new.

The 2008 Audi A6 Avant's polished interior is appealing, thanks to its supportive seating and high-quality materials. Forbes writes that the interior is "richly appointed, bank-vault-silent." But some might be turned off by the wagon's less-than-intuitive multimedia system.

The Boston Globe adds, "This is a superb car with typical Audi interior fit and finish -- leather, aluminum trim, wood veneers." To AutoWeek, "The A6 Avant's fragrant, tailored leather interior is typical Audi, meaning there is none better."

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Seating

To most, Audi A6's seating for five is comfortable but not overly so. As an example, Cars.com says the "supportive, firm" seats of the front row are "on the hard side, and visibility over the left shoulder is limited." Overall, Forbes notes, "Five adults fit comfortably in the Audi A6 Avant, though the center passenger in the back might feel cramped."

Interior Features

The 2008 Audi A6 Avant offers a fair number of top-notch interior features. As Motor Trend says, "The interior design, using high-quality materials, is handsome and beautifully finished." Some of the A6's standard appointments include electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features, dual zone air conditioning with climate control and heated front seats. The A6 Avant's standard audio system is integrated with its Multi-Media Interface (MMI) system and has a six-disc CD changer located in the glovebox and ten speakers. SIRIUS Satellite Radio connectivity is also standard.

But despite liking the number of standard features, some report they are not easy to use. Forbes writes, "The sheer number of switches is staggering," and later says, "The dash and instrument panel resemble a jet plane's cockpit, especially when they light up at night." Cars.com adds that, "Most controls are satisfactory," but "the display screen isn't in the driver's line of sight."

Navigation

One of the Audi A6 Avant's most talked-about standard features is MMI, a system located in the dashboard's center that fuses navigation, audio and climate control systems. The Boston Globe notes that "working though many of the specifics of each area was difficult." Car and Driver adds, "We think these do-everything devices work fine with nav systems but overcomplicate a lot of other previously simple tasks." Most compare MMI to BMW's similar iDrive. Forbes says, "This setup is more distracting and less intuitive to operate than traditional controls, but it's easier to use than BMW's iDrive system, which relies heavily on one large knob and has fewer redundant controls than Audi's MMI."

Cargo

The 2008 Audi A6 Avant's 33.93 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats is very good for the class. The Los Angeles Times writes, "Inside the A6 Avant is virtually the same size, give or take an inch, as the much larger, much heavier, VW Touareg SUV."

But the A6 Avant is especially liked for its versatility and added utility. Car and Driver reports, "Audi has noodled feverishly to find ways to make hauling stuff more efficient," including divider nets, tie-down rings and a telescoping arm and attachment belt. There's also a retractable floor "with a big cargo tray stowed below it for filthy things like your hiking boots and that stinky box of fishing lures."

Review Last Updated: 2/25/09

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