Audi A6 Allroad quattro estate (2012-2019): owner reviews

“The Audi A6 Allroad estate offers excellent handling, quality and luxury in a practical and stylish body – but it’s quite expensive”

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

83%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 4reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0TDI 272PS

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Supremely comfortable for long journeys. Beautiful interior, solid build, high tech cabin. Plenty of power for overtaking. A bit too big for busy city driving. Very pleased with it. Had ordered a BMW 330d xdrive but that fell through and this was a last minute replacement. Absolutely no regrets, it's a brilliant car.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems
Performance

5 out of 5

Fastest car I've had. Not much in this class that can outrun it
Running Cost

5 out of 5

With first service at 18000, I've only had to pay for the fuel and AdBlue

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

272PS 3.0d V6

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
I came from a manual S3 which I loved but was a hard ride for passengers and hard work in the long commute. It took a while for me get used to the 3.0V6 diesel Allroad, but I now find I can get from A to B nearly as quickly as in the S3 due to massively improved comfort, huge torque and impressive cornering for the size of car. The air suspension, drive train and engine are nothing short of superb on everything from motorway to our rough lanes and in and out of paddocks etc with raised suspension. It drives remarkably like a small car - the only slight negative is the turning circle for parking - but I unlike the S3 I can take 5 people plus luggage on several hundred miles round trip in comfort. I bought a car from stock which meant I missed out on the uprated display SatNav and parking aids, which is a pity as the standard offerings let the car down. The huge flat boot is a bonus because you don't have to stack luggage up as in an SUV, even with the dog in the back as well. A few negatives, but overall a fantastically capable car. Not a cheap car at list price, but good discounts available when I bought it.
Reliability
No issues so far (20,000 miles)
Performance
Not quite the zip of the S3, but great torque, refinement and comfort enable very rapid progress to be made - don't have to think about the passengers all the time!
Running Cost
At 20,000, one service at GBP420 incl VAT and first set or tyres just coming up to replacement. I have 39.6mpg overall having complete mix of long/short distance and careful/spirited driving.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

245 Diesel

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Great engine with an excellent balance of economy and power, as well as a nice v6 smoothness. Seats and driving position are good and the load area is excellent. However, the sat nav and media are terrible for a £50k car. I can only liken it to a Super Nintendo in a world of XBox. It is slow and Jerry and gives instructions after junctions or exits at timesome and it has taken me along dead end streets 3 times. Also on the negative side, the rear suspension makes a horrible squeaking noise when the suspension height is anything other than its lowest and the steering is awful. It is completely number and tramlines whenever it can Motorway journeys are quiet and comfortable but really tiring due to continued concentration on steering adjustments needed to keep it in a straight line.
Reliability
Good reliability apart from squeaky suspension.
Performance
Very good performance but the brakes can overheat in spirited or very hilly driving.
Running Cost
Great relative to size and performance.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Audi A6 Allroad quattro estate

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
I've come out of a 2014 Mercedes E-Class Estate to this 65 reg Audi A6 Allroad. It is, really, an exceptional car and far superior to the Mercedes in all areas EXCEPT dealership, who have been abysmal. Both of them I've experienced. The ride, quietness and comfort of this car is excellent, as is the interior and the connectivity. Very under-rated, and my choice over a BMW 5-Series and a new Mercedes.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0 litre 245 hp

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
The height variation possible from the suspension is much greater than implied in the review. The car has a towing capacity of 2,500 kg and makes a superb towing vehicle - we have horse and car trailers, plus the ability to get into rutted tracks and fields on raised suspension. Excellent in snow despite its ordinary tyres. Very good mid-range acceleration. It is a splendid all-round car, but rather large in big towns. I drive with a rather heavy right foot; driven more carefully, it is easy to get over 40mpg on a motorway. Before this, I had the 2006 model and this is a much better car because of its improved performance and economy and better steering and ride.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

TSFI 3.0ltr

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
Very happy with the car. Very fast acceleration makes it probably the fastest estate car out there. There are some connectivity challenges in my years model. I have a fully stacked extras model but the MMI does not allow Bluetooth and updating the maps would cost £250 which is crazy. The cable to connect your phone or iPad to play your own streaming music cost £50 and is an Audi/VW specific model. No regular input points for jacks or USBs. Servicing at Audi is predictably astronomically expensive and services are needed regularly. Its also funny that I have engine or electrical fault lights come on every time the service is recommended. I have managed to correct these without detecting any real problem so it might be a deliberate software fix from VW to drive their business (like the CO2 scam they perpetuated). Other than this though I am very happy with the car.

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