2011 Audi A6 Wagon

Interior


#7 out of 12 in 2011 Wagons

$13,747 - $13,897

2011 Audi A6 Wagon Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Audi A6 Wagon was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.3

Reviewers are impressed by the A6 Avant's interior fit and finish, generally comfortable seats, and versatile cargo space. Some, however, take issue with Audi's standard  Multi-Media Interface (MMI).

  • "The 2011 Audi A6 continues to offer one of the finest cabins in its class, with an attractive dash layout, excellent materials quality and impressive fit and finish.” -- Edmunds
  • "The Audi A6 Avant has a richly appointed, bank-vault-silent interior..." -- Forbes

Seating

Auto writers find 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 2011 A6 Avant packs a wide array of standard, modern convenience features -- including a 10-speaker sound system with a six-disc CD changer in the glove box. All A6 models have Audi’s Multi Media Interface, which controls entertainment and climate functions through a single screen, as standard.  Reviewers aren’t unanimous in praising the system.

  • "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

Critics, on balance, are pleased with the A6 Avant's practical cargo carrying design, though a few note that other wagons can carry more stuff. In addition to about 34 cubic feet of storage space with all seats in use, its cabin features a full-length center console with storage box.

  • "Because of its sleek roof line, the Avant wagon offers only 34 cubic feet behind its rear seats and just 59 cubes with them folded -- a far cry from the 71 cubic feet that the Volvo V70 will carry.” -- Edmunds

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