Used Car: 2013 Audi A6 Review
The 2013 Audi A6 gets superb fuel economy, and auto writers were impressed with its handsome cabin and first-rate materials.
The 2013 Audi A6 comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and an automatic (continuously variable) transmission. Reviewers said the A6's base engine has plenty of power, though many preferred the available supercharged V6 for its robust acceleration. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are available with the four-cylinder engine and standard with the V6. The S6 model has a turbocharged V8 engine, and test drivers said it is incredibly fast. According to the EPA, the base 2013 A6 gets 25/33 mpg city/highway, which is excellent for the class. Test drivers said the Audi A6 strikes a nice balance between the supple ride of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the athletic handling of the 2013 BMW 5-Series. However, several wished the A6 had a more communicative steering system.
Automotive writers agreed that the 2013 Audi A6 has a beautiful interior design and outstanding materials’ quality. A few reviewers wrote that the A6 has more rear-seat legroom than its rivals, but others argued that both leg- and headroom are lacking. The A6’s 14.1-cubic-foot trunk is small for the class. Standard features in the 2013 Audi A6 include leather upholstery, Bluetooth, satellite radio, an iPod interface, tri-zone automatic climate control and Audi’s MMI infotainment system, which operates via a central display screen and a console-mounted control knob. Available features include heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a rearview camera, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, Bose or Bang & Olufsen audio systems and navigation with Audi Connect, which is an Internet-based system that supports Google Earth maps and turns the A6 into a wireless hot spot. Several critics noted that MMI is more confusing than some rivals' infotainment systems.
Other Cars to Consider
The diesel-powered 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec gets excellent fuel economy for the class, and reviewers wrote that its diesel V6 delivers terrific acceleration. The E-Class also has a larger trunk than the A6, and critics said its rear seat is quite spacious.
As with the A6, automotive journalists reported that the 2013 Lexus GS provides a nice balance between sporty handling and a comfortable ride. Reviewers were also pleased with the GS’ excellent cabin build quality and strikingly large available 12.3-inch navigation display.