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Avg. Price Paid: $27,150 - $27,265
Original MSRP: $53,310 - $53,310
MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
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2009 Audi A6 Wagon Interior

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Auto writers report that the A6 Avant's cabin features premium fit and finish, generally comfortable seating and versatile cargo space. For 2009, the cabin receives new aluminum accents, as well as the third generation design of Audi's Multi-Media Interface (MMI).

  • "Since the mid-1990s, other carmakers have attempted to match Audi's superior cabin craftsmanship, but the German brand has continually managed to improve upon near-perfection. The A6's interior is a superb example of this, with exquisite materials, meticulous fit and finish and an overall attractive design. If you bought one based on its luxurious cabin alone, you wouldn't be disappointed." -- Edmunds
  • "The Audi A6 Avant has a richly appointed, bank-vault-silent interior..." -- Forbes
  • "The A6's cabins offer exceptional materials and assembly quality with an overall smart, modern ambiance." -- Consumer Guide

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Seating

Critics report that the A6 Avant provides moderately comfortable seating for five.

  • "The supportive, firm seats are on the hard side, and visibility over the left shoulder is limited." -- Cars.com
  • "Five adults fit comfortably in the Audi A6 Avant, though the center passenger in the back might feel cramped." -- Forbes

Interior Features

The A6 Avant features a wide array of standard, modern convenience technology -- including a 10-speaker sound system with a six-disc CD changer in the glove box. In addition to higher resolution graphics on its instrument panel, the 2009 A6 Avant also comes equipped with a new third generation design of Audi's Multi-Media Interface (MMI). Though it hasn't been extensively reviewed, Car and Driver reports that it's an improvement over the previous model, which was difficult to use. Others, however, complain that it's still not very intuitive.

  • "Inside, the electronics are improved. The A6 features the third-generation of Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI). The changes are mainly internal. For example, there are now just two control units for the MMI instead of five or more. The graphics are somewhat more sophisticated, if not outstanding. There is a new joystick on top of the controller knob to let you navigate more easily. MMI is a complex system, but we'd argue that it remains more intuitive than BMW's iDrive. And although we like touch-screen displays, we greatly prefer this to any touch-screen system that blanks out functions while the car is moving." -- Car and Driver
  • "Audi's MMI system generates mixed reactions from our testers. Some say it's easier to use than BMW's iDrive, others do not. Regardless, it's still a distraction versus conventional switchgear. Other controls are handy and intuitive, but the CD changer resides in the glovebox out of easy driver reach." -- Consumer Guide
  • "All A6 sedans and Avant wagons come with the Multi Media Interface (MMI) vehicle management system, which controls entertainment, communication and optional navigation functions via the dash-mounted LCD screen and a large knob on the center console. We wouldn't go so far as to call it user-friendly, but you get used to it." -- Edmunds

Cargo

The A6 Avant provides 33.93 cubic feet of cargo room. Inside its cabin, a full-length center console with a storage box is standard. Overall, critics seem pleased with the A6 Avant's practical cargo-carrying design.

  • "All A6s are particularly roomy, while the Avant wagon offers a spacious 34 cubic feet behind its rear seats and 59 cubes with them folded." -- Edmunds
  • "Audi has noodled feverishly to find ways to make hauling stuff more efficient: divider nets, a two-rail system with tie-down rings, a telescoping arm and attachment belt, and 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. You can even program how high you want the rear hatch to extend when opened." -- Car and Driver

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