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Audi A6 Allroad quattro estate (2012-2019) - Practicality & boot space

The Audi A6 Allroad is slightly larger than its predecessor

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The estate body style is a favourite with family buyers, largely because of its great passenger and luggage space. Audi has always been good at maximising space in its estates and the A6 Allroad is no exception to this rule – it's roomy, versatile, well laid-out and easy to get things in and out of.

Audi A6 Allroad interior space & storage

The A6 Allroad can seat four adults in comfort and five without too much of a squeeze. As with many cars, the driver and front passenger get most of the mod cons, but rear passengers don't miss out too much.

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In the back, folding seats boost practicality and the two outer seats are equipped with ISOFIX child-seat mountings. Storage spaces are plentiful, with a large cubby in the transmission tunnel between the driver and passenger, as well as door bins that can accommodate a half-litre bottle.

Boot space

The A6 has a big enough boot – 565 litres with the rear seats in place. With those seats folded down, you can fit luggage nearly two metres long behind the front two. However, it's not as big as the boot in the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (588 litres) or the Skoda Octavia Scout (610 litres). And none of the above holds a candle to the incredible 815-litre capacity of a Volvo XC70. Also, the A6 Allroad lacks flat-folding rear seats – they split 60:40, but don't fold flat and are heavy to lift.

Despite the raised ride height of the A6 Allroad, the boot sill is a sensible 624mm off the ground, so it’s easy to lift luggage in and low enough for a dog to jump up to.

Towing

The Audi A6 Allroad is a good towing vehicle. Its low centre of gravity and high power make it suitable for hauling a large caravan, with reasonable fuel economy from all the diesel engines. The Allroad's electronic parking brake makes towing heavy loads comfortable and the tow ball folds into the bumper when not in use, preserving the Allroad's carefully considered lines.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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