Used Audi A6 Avant (2005 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Jul 2009
4
The estate version of Audi's large executive four-door model is the bigger seller of the two thanks to its increased space and versatility. It's an alternative to cars like the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring but offers better equipment levels and more affordable prices, making it a clever buy for those who aren't swayed by badges.
Audi A6 Avant (05-11)
Wide choice of engines, superbly built interior, extremely comfortable long distance cruiser
Not particularly exhilarating to drive, ordinary styling

New price range:

£25,945 - £47,605

Used price range:

£730 - £8,822

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The estate version of Audi's large executive four-door model is the bigger seller of the two thanks to its increased space and versatility. It's an alternative to cars like the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring but offers better equipment levels and more affordable prices, making it a clever buy for those who aren't swayed by badges. It's well built with a comfortable and classy interior plus there's a huge choice of engines available including some excellent diesels.

On the move it's comfortable and cosseting but from the drivers point of view it lacks a little in terms of involvement and the Multitronic CVT gearbox is somewhat lacklustre. In October 2008 the model was facelifted with subtle exterior tweaks and a range of more efficient and powerful engines.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Very economical and great for towing and transporting lugage and passengers when travelling on holidays.  

5 out of 5

Robert Sefton ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Plenty of room with seats up and down, and very good mpg.  

4 out of 5

Trevor Loker ,   05 Nov 2014    ... read more

 The size of the boot and the ability to move the top flooring (carpeted) to reveal the plastic and easily cleaned under base.  

4 out of 5

Matt Adams ,   30 Jun 2013    ... read more

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