VIDEO: Edmunds says you should buy an Audi A6 over an SUV

With SUVs dominating the automotive landscape, and customers switching to SUVs more and more, it’s refreshing to hear customer advice point in the direction of sedans instead. In this case, Edmunds claims that you should buy an Audi A6 over an SUV. And we agree.

The new Audi A6 is the brand’s latest iteration of the famous luxury sedan and it’s a good one. With sharp looks, a fantastic interior and impressive dynamics, the A6 offers a much better overall daily package than any luxury SUV. At least if you don’t need the extra trunk space of an SUV. But let’s face it, most customers don’t.

If you spring for something like an Audi A6, over a more expensive, much less fuel-efficient SUV, you’re not only getting a cheaper, more economical car but a more fun one as well. While the A6 will never be a scalpel sharp driving instrument, it’s still a bit fun to chuck around. Its steering is accurate, if a bit light, and its chassis is capable of tackling twisty bends. It even has optional four-wheel steering which gives it much more agility than you might expect a car of its size to have.

There are shortcomings, of course. For instance, Edmunds Mark¬†Takahashi isn’t a big fan of the new Touch Response MMI system, as he feels it requires the driver to look down at it more than he’d like. He prefers the old rotary dial controller instead, as do most enthusiasts.

Still, as an overall package, the Audi A6 is better than the equivalent Audi Q5 or Q7 because it offers a better driving experience than both while also besting their luxury. Sure, it’s a bit more expensive than the Audi Q7 but it has a nicer cabin, a newer engine, better technology and better fuel efficiency. So it’s the better value overall, despite its smaller size.

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.