2011 Audi A6 Wagon Review

The 2011 Audi A6 Wagon ranks highly among station wagons for its excellent safety score and flexible cargo hold. 

Pros & Cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Versatile cargo space
  • High safety score
  • Multi-media interface is not user-friendly

New for 2011

  • Rear parking sensors and rearview camera included on higher trims
  • Multi-media interface navigation became standard
  • Last model year of production

Rankings & Research

The 2011 Audi A6 Wagon's #7 ranking is based on its score within the 2011 Wagons category. Currently the Audi A6 Wagon has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.7
This rating isn’t available yet for the current model year. In the meantime, last year’s rating of 10.0 for safety is being used to calculate this vehicle’s overall score.
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2011 Audi A6 Wagon Overview

The 2011 A6 Wagon has a six-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Reviewers said the A6 wagon has plenty of power, and that the handling is a compromise between sporty and luxurious. The 18/26 mpg fuel economy rating the A6 gets is not the best in the class, but it's not terrible.

Reviewers were fond of the A6 Avant’s interior quality, including the standard wood trim. They said it has one of the finest cabins in the class. Auto writers said the seating throughout the A6 wagon is firm, and the back seat is tight for three passengers. There’s 33.93 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use, which is impressive for the class. The cargo area also has under-floor storage. The list of standard features includes power front seats, Bluetooth capability, a CD changer, heated front seats, partial leather seating, rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlight washers, satellite radio and a sunroof. In 2011, Audi debuted its multi-media interface, which features a navigation system standard; however, reviewers said the interface is complex. Features that were available on higher trims or were optional when it was new are an Audi parking system, a DVD system, a Bose sound system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, adaptive headlights with cornering lights, heated rear seats and an Audi side assist blind spot warning system.

The Audi A6 Avant has one of the highest safety scores among its classmates.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2011 Volvo XC70 has comparable cargo space and fuel economy to the Audi A6 Avant. The XC70 also has standard all-wheel drive. Reviewers appreciated the comfortable seating and practicality of the XC70.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon is a sportier wagon that has more engine and drivetrain choices than the A6 Wagon. The CTS Sport Wagon has two six-cylinder engines with a standard automatic transmission that gets about the same fuel economy as the A6 Wagon. The base CTS Sport Wagon came with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive was optional when it was new.   

Compare the A6 Wagon to the XC70 and CTS Sport Wagon »

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