It’s hard not to love the Audi A6 Avant. Firstly, it’s one of the best looking wagons in the business. While the Volvo V60 and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate are probably better looking, the A6 Avant is a real looker and up there with the best. It’s also an incredibly well-rounded car. With impressive luxury, fantastic technology and a very comfy ride, the Audi A6 Avant is really all anyone needs as as family car. So it’s interesting to see it reviewed, especially in such a normal and unexciting trim level, in this new video from AutoTopNL.
For starters, it looks so good from the outside. Its flared rear wheel arches, aggressively raked D-pillar and angry headlights all combine to make it look sporty and exciting. But it’s also understated and elegant enough to be a proper luxury car. The only criticism of its exterior design, at least for us, is its grille. More specifically, the to cutouts in the grille slats for the front radar cruise control. They’re so obvious that it’s kind of annoying. But aside from that, the A6 Avant is a beaut.
Inside, it’s even better. In this POV review, we can hear the bustle of wind and traffic while he’s outside. But the moment he sits inside the Audi A6 Avant and shuts the door, it’s like the outside world disappears. It’s just instant silence and it’s incredible. Hell, even with the engine on it’s silent inside. Amazing. The materials and quality are also top-notch. Though the new Touch Response MMI system is still tricky to use, despite looking great.
On the road, the Audi A6 Avant is exactly what we expected it would be. It’s competent and capable but it’s not the most thrilling car to drive. It’s also very comfortable and very luxurious, so it makes up for being a bit un-involving. Though, it’s rock-solid stable at speed, capable of dong over 200 km/h with barely any effort and in complete quiet. It’s really impressive.
Overall, the A6 Avant is one of those cars that if it were sold here, I’d be figuring out a way to buy one. Thankfully, Audi has saved me from myself and won’t be selling it in the US.