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MSRP: $43,100 - $73,400
Invoice: $40,084 - $68,262
MPG: 25 City / 33 Hwy
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Audi A6 Interior

Critics agree that the 2014 Audi A6’s interior is one of the nicest in the class, with top-notch materials, excellent build quality and a handsome design. Some test drivers say the back seat is comfortable and spacious, but others wish it offered more thigh support. A few reviewers say the MMI infotainment system is intuitive, but others think that rival systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz are easier to use.

  • "The A6's cabin is a thing of beauty. The materials are exceptional, and practically every button, lever and knob oozes class." -- AutoTrader
  • "The 2014 Audi A6 offers one of the finest cabins in its class, with an attractive dash layout, excellent materials quality and solid fit and finish." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2014 Audi A6 boasts not only our favorite interior in the segment, but one of the finest passenger cabins money can buy: an unmatched mix of contemporary design, high-quality materials and impeccable build quality." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Materials so soft you could use them for a pillow. One of the best analog/digital instrument panel executions we've ever seen. Walnut wood inlays and Bang & Olufsen speaker covers that are borderline works of art." -- Motor Trend (2012)

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Seating

The 2014 A6 seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats. Available features include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Reviewers say the A6’s front seats are comfortable and offer a wide range of adjustment for taller occupants. Some test drivers think the back seats are comfortable and spacious, but others write that the bottom cushions are too low, which means taller passengers might not have enough thigh support.

  • "All the seats are supportive and comfortable on long trips, while the backseat in particular offers more real-world legroom than most rivals." -- Edmunds
  • "We're disappointed in the A6's back seat, though. The bottom cushion is rather low, so passengers with longer legs will notice a shortage of under-thigh support." -- AutoTrader
  • "Tall drivers and passengers benefit from the A6's long seat tracks. The standard seat position is fairly low, and raising the seats quickly shrinks headroom." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The comfortable front seats include adjustment for seat-cushion length and four-way movable head restraints. In the rear, even six-foot passengers have adequate headroom under the sloping roof, but the seat cushion is low. Knee clearance is good, and foot room is adequate." -- Automobile Magazine (2012)

Interior Features 

The 2014 Audi A6 comes standard with a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, an iPod interface and Audi’s MMI infotainment system, which controls many of the A6’s audio, climate and navigation functions. Available features include Bose or Bang & Olufsen audio systems, Bluetooth music streaming, four-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and a blind spot monitoring system. A navigation system with Audi Connect is also available. With Audi Connect, the A6 functions as a wireless hotspot that can support up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Audi Connect also enables the navigation system to display Google Earth satellite imagery.

Reviewers say the A6 is the perfect choice for technology enthusiasts because of unique high-tech features like Audi Connect. Automotive journalists think the MMI infotainment system is fairly intuitive, though some say it is still not as easy to use as the systems in cars from rival automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. A few test drivers think the Google Earth satellite imagery in the optional Audi Connect navigation system is blurry.

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  • "The [MMI] system boasts logical menus, crisp graphics and a touchpad to increase functionality, although we still prefer BMW's iDrive or Mercedes' COMAND for overall ease of use." -- Edmunds
  • "The A6 is also the choice in the segment for tech-lovers, offering dedicated Internet access that enables Google-powered maps and location information, and turns the car into a Wi-Fi hot spot for up to eight personal devices." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "MMI takes much longer to master than other ‘all-in-one’ control interfaces. The navigation system includes data and views from Google Earth, but some testers found its display too fuzzy for best legibility than the standard map." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The highly styled and quiet-riding sedan offers so much technology that becoming familiar with all the features takes hours behind the wheel. Thankfully, the improved MMI control makes it easy to navigate most of the options." -- Popular Mechanics (2012)

Cargo

The 2014 Audi A6 has 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space, which is less than what many luxury large cars offer. Most reviewers think the trunk is a bit small, but they like the standard split-folding rear seats. They also appreciate the low liftover height, which makes it easier to load and unload cargo, as well as the tie-downs and hooks that you can use to secure your cargo.

  • "The A6's 14.1-cubic-foot trunk is on the small side, though the rear seat folds and features a pass-through when more space is needed." -- Edmunds
  • "The trunk is roomy by absolute standards, but its usefulness is hurt by a somewhat narrow opening. We appreciate the fact that Audi includes strut-type lid hinges and spilt-folding rear seat backs as standard. Ditto the bag hooks, cargo tiedowns, and bumper-level load floor." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Though middling sized, the trunk has a big opening." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2012)
Review Last Updated: 5/12/14

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