Audi A6 Avant reviewed by Car and Driver

We’ve been banging the drum for Audi to bring its great Avants here to the U.S. for some time now. It doesn’t seem that Audi is listening, as expected. However, we’re not the only ones, as Car and Driver recently tested the Audi A6 Avant and is also asking Audi to bring it ‘Stateside.

What’s interesting is that if most American customers were to actually see the A6 Avant in person, it’s likely they’d consider buying it over the sedan. With its aggressively raked C-pillar and muscular rear haunches, the Audi A6 Avant is the sportiest looking wagon in its segment by far. In fact, C&D even goes as far as to say that they prefer its looks over the uber-stylish Audi A7. It’s not hard to see why. The A6 Avant is a great looking wagon.

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On the inside, it also packs the best interior of the segment. With its sharp lines, impressive technology and metal trim everywhere, it’s ultra modern and very slick. It also features fantastic materials and the best digital instrument panel in the business.

But the real reason to buy the Audi A6 Avant is the way it drives. It’s not the sharpest driving car on the road but its handling and grip are impressive and its ride quality is superb. It also packs a ton of cargo space, thanks to its wagon body style, something its sedan sibling can’t claim. So as an overall daily driver, it’s basically faultless.

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Will it ever make it here to America? Doubtful. Audi doesn’t seem very keen on bringing over any Avant vehicles. However, we do know that there will be an Audi A6 Allroad coming to America, which will be a slightly jacked up, off-road-capable (relatively) version of the A6 Avant. That, though, doesn’t suffice. Bring us the Audi A6 Avant.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.