2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon

MSRP $65,900

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2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Audi A6 Allroad Wagon is the more practical version of the Audi A6 sedan. It offers the performance and comfort of the A6 with an added cargo capacity of a wagon. The wagon segment might seem to be struggling in the highly competitive automotive market where SUVs are simply eating on every other segment’s sales. But the Audi A6 Allroad seems to have accepted the challenge and is fighting all its way to remain prominent. The Audi A6 can be considered as a flag-bearer for the endangered wagon segment. 

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Pros

Modern exterior styling 

Powerful V-6 powertrain 

Practicality 

Cons

Dual-screen infotainment system 

More expensive than rivals 

Occasionally unresponsive gearbox 

What's New?

No major changes

Additional safety features in the optional Executive package 

New Black Optic Appearance package 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65900

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

top speed

152 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

717 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

650 lb.-ft.. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

7 speed Dual Clutch

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.8/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.2 in.

length

194.9 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

58.9 in.

curb weight

4486 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

25.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.1 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium Plus$65,900 onwards

Prestige$65,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Avalon green metalic color
Avalon green metalic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.1

Final Verdict

8.8

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.9

Overall Rating


The new Audi A6 Allroad Wagon is available in two trims namely the Premium Plus and Prestige. The price for the Premium Plus starts at $65,900 and goes up to $71,400 for the Prestige trim. Both the trims come with the same drivetrain option and offer remarkable performance for a wagon. However, both the trims are well specced and offer many desirable features as standard. It faces competition from the likes of Volvo V90 Cross Country, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon, and Mini Countryman JCW


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.1/10
Competition

8.8/10
Final Verdict


2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Features

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad will be available in two trim configurations. The price for the base Premium Plus trim starts at $69,900 and the higher Prestige trim is priced at $71,400, excluding additional charges. Both the trims are equipped with the same drivetrain and offer peppy performance for a wagon. Both the trims are equipped with Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The trims are equipped with many desirable features and can be muscled up further with the help of optional packages. 

Trims 

Premium Plus 

Prestige 

MSRP

$69,400 

$71,400 

Key Features 

Matrix-design LED headlights

Adds to upgrades to the Premium Plus trim 

 

Power tailgate

HD Matrix-design LED headlights

 

Power panoramic sunroof

Head-up display with navigation and assistance systems

 

Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror

LED tail lights with animation 

 

Heated front and rear seats

Multicolor Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package

 

40/20/40 split-folding rear seatback

Audi adaptive cruise assist 

 

Tri-zone climate control system 

Traffic Jam assist and Turn assist 

 

Dark Brown Walnut Wood inlays

Quad-zone climate control system 

 

20-inch 10-spoke V-design wheels 

Optional Night vision assistant 

Which trim should you buy?

We would recommend the Premium Plus model as it comes with a long list of desirable features and even the most demanding would be satisfied with it. It offers many upmarket and convenient features like Matrix LED headlights, heated front, and rear seats, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system, Audi Virtual cockpit, and many more to pamper you. In addition to the adobe mentioned features, you can also opt for an optional package for your varied individual needs. 

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine producing 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and power is transferred to all four wheels via the legendary Quattro system. It is also supplemented with a 48-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology with recuperation. Both the trims are offered with the same drivetrain and offer exactly the same performance. 

It can do a 0-60 mph sprint in about 5.1 seconds and a quarter-mile drag is completed in about 13.5 seconds. However, sometimes the drivetrain feels unresponsive when demanded with the sudden need of power. The performance is slightly less than the Audi A6 sedan but that's understandable considering the higher curb weight of the vehicle. Overall, the performance is satisfactory and can help with better traction owing to the Quattro system. 

Model

202 Audi A6 Allroad 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

MSRP

$69,400

$54,550

$66,100

$41,900 

Engine

3.0L V6 Turbocharged TFSI

2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbocharged

3.0L V6 Bi-turbo

2.0L twin power turbocharged, inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed S Tronic Dual Clutch automatic

8 speed Geartronic automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

8 speed automatic

Power 

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

316 hp @ 5,700 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM

301 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque 

369 lb-ft @ 1,370 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 2,200 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm 

0-60 MPH 

5.1 seconds

5.8 seconds

5.1 seconds

4.9 seconds

Quarter Mile 

13.5 seconds

15.5 seconds

13.7 seconds

14.7

Top Speed 

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

155 MPH

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon is the most powerful wagon of the lot and offers maximum firepower, followed by Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country. But they can’t quite match the performance of the smaller Mini Countryman JCW owing to their higher curb weight and dimensions. The Mini Countryman is equipped with a much smaller engine and is lighter as well. It is also more compact in dimensions and offers a much better power to weight ratio than all of them. 

How well does the 2021 Audi A6 Allroad handle? 

The Audi A6 Allroad is a wagon but don’t let the exterior form factor fool you. It handles exceptionally well for a wagon of its size. The ride quality is refined and well-controlled NVH levels within the cabin add to a pleasant driving experience. The Audi A6 all-road has a softer suspension setting for better interior comfort as compared to some of its rivals. 

However, with the help of adaptive air suspension, the ride behavior and ride height can be adjusted depending on the driving mode. Even in the dynamic setting the ride is not very stiff and can make the car glide over undulations with ease. The availability of the Quattro all-wheel-drive system is a boon and provides adequate traction under all driving conditions. 

2021 Audi A6 Allroad Braking Performance 

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is equipped with a nearly 13.0-inch brake rotor on each of its wheels. To be precise the front rotors are 13.3-inches in size and the rear rotors are exactly 13.0-inches in size. All the rotors work simultaneously and offer adequate braking performance under all driving conditions. When brakes are applied at a speed of 60 mph, the rotors work hard to reduce the momentum and bring the A6 wagon to a complete stop within 119 feet of stopping distance. It’s not the worst considering its weight but we expected a shorter stopping distance from it.

Model

202 Audi A6 Allroad 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

Brake Front (in)

13.3

13.6

14.2

NA 

Brake Rear (in)

13.0

12.6

12.6

NA

Curb Weight (lbs)

3825

3913

4299

3450

60-0 MPH (ft)

119

110

108

116 

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon offers the best braking performance and has the shortest braking distance in comparison. The bigger front rotors definitely help to reduce the momentum in a better way despite the higher curb weight of the E-Class wagon. It is followed by the Volvo V90 Cross-Country with just 2 feet more i.e 10 feet of stopping distance. The Mini Countryman also loses out in the braking performance test despite being smaller and lighter than its larger wagon rivals. It offers about 116 feet of stopping distance.

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad offers good fuel efficiency considering its performance and size. It offers 20 mpg in the city, 26 miles on the highway, and about 22 mpg in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 19.3 gallons, it can travel up to 386 miles in the city, 501 miles on the highway, and 424 miles in mixed driving conditions. The efficiency figures are good but not better than some of its rivals like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon. Some other competitors simply offer better fuel efficiency than it. 

Model

202 Audi A6 Allroad 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

MPG (City)

20

21

19

23

MPG (Highway)

26

31

26

30

MPG (Combined)

22

25

22

27

Fuel Capacity 

19.3 gallons

15.9 gallons

21.1 gallons

16.1 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

386 / 501 / 424 miles

333 / 492 / 397 miles

400 / 548 / 464 miles

386 / 531 / 434 miles

The Mini Countryman JCW is the most fuel-efficient of the lot owing to its smaller engine and lesser firepower. However, it does not offer the best range as it is equipped with a much smaller fuel tank of 16.1 gallons only. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers the best range despite offering the same fuel efficiency as the Audi A6 Allroad. The credit goes to a larger 21.1-gallon fuel tank and it offers the best range of 464 miles in combined driving conditions, followed by the Mini Countryman, Audi A6 Allroad, and Volvo V90 Cross-Country. 

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Interior

9.9/10

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad’s interior is very similar to the A6 sedan and offers the same level of luxury with a well-crafted interior that uses high-quality materials throughout the cabin. The generous use of wood and leather in the cabin surely improves its desirability quotient. The front and rear seats are heated while the front seats are ventilated as well. The seats are designed for comfort and offer adequate space for five adult passengers. The rear seats are 60/40 split and foldable, providing provision for the extension of cargo space. 

All the seats are trimmed in leather upholstery. The Premium Plus trim offers a tri-zone automatic climate control system while the Prestige trims upgrades it to the quad-zone automatic climate control system. The center console gets a dual-screen setup for infotainment and the car's secondary controls. However, the setup takes a bit of time to get used to and might be distracting as well. The center console also provides space for cup-holders while the door trim pads also provide storage spaces for small articles. The cargo capacity of 30 cu-ft feet is sufficient for most usage scenarios. 

Model

202 Audi A6 Allroad 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3 / 57.8 / 41.3

38.7 / 57.7 / 42.2

37.5 / 57.8 / 41.7

40.5 / 54.8 / 40.5 

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5 / 56.5 /37.4

37.8 / 55.9 / 35.9

38.2 / 57.1 / 36.1

37.5 / 54 / 37.6

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

30.0

19.8

35.0 

18.0 

All the cars in the competition provide a seating capacity for five passengers. The Mini Countryman provides identical interior space and better second-row legroom in the competition. However, being more compact than other wagons, it offers just 18 cu-ft of cargo capacity. The Volvo V90 Cross-Country comes with 19.8 cu-ft of space despite being bigger than the Countryman. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon offers the maximum cargo capacity of 35 cu-ft followed by the Audi A6 Allroad. Some of the standout interior features are: 

  • Remote keyless entry 
  • Tri/Quad- zone climate control system (Premium Plus/Prestige)
  • Power tilt/telescopic steering column 
  • Heated front and rear seats 
  • Ventilated front seats 
  • 60/40 split and foldable rear seat 

What’s there in the 2021 Audi A6 Allroad to keep you entertained? 

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is equipped with a decent infotainment system. It consists of three displays in the cabin. The one is behind the steering wheel, in the instrument console. The other two displays are found together on the center console. The upper one comes out of the dashboard and is used for controlling media and connectivity features. The one below it is used for controlling climate control and different driving modes. 

The dual-screen setup works seamlessly but is not for everyone and takes some time to get used to. The other features include an MMI navigation system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, Bluetooth wireless community, and a 10-speaker audio system as standard. For a better audio experience, you can opt for a Bang and Olufsen 3D surround sound system as well. Some of the key infotainment features are: 

  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay 
  • HD radio
  • MMI navigation plus with voice assistance 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 
  • Optional Bang and Olufsen 3D Surround sound system

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Exterior

9.0/10

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is heavily inspired by the Audi A6 sedan and it’s not a bad thing. The elegant and modern styling is very much evident from any angle you look at it. The front fascia imbibes two sleek matrices LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and a signature Audi hexagonal grille with the Audi logo. 

The side profile is that of a typical wagon and the Audi A6 Allroad wagon’s low profile accentuates its sassy styling. The roof rails and chrome on the window panes add some sparkle to the rather plain sides. The rear profile is interesting as well with sharp LED taillights and a chrome line connects both the taillights. The tailgate is powered and opens vertically. 

One can also opt for the Black Optic package which adds visual external elements for an overall darkened theme. The package costs about $1100 and offers 20-inch 5-arm dark silver diamond-cut wheels paired with all-season wheels, black roof rails, blackened grille, window surrounds, front and rear bumper inserts, and contrast paint in Manhattan Gray. 

Model

202 Audi A6 Allroad 

2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

Curb Weight 

4486 lbs

4127 lbs

4343 lbs

3450 lbs

Length 

194.9”

194.3”

194.2”

169.8”

Width 

74.9”

79.5”

73.7”

71.7”

Height 

58.9”

58.1”

57.8”

61.3”

Ground Clearance 

5.5”

6”

3.74”

6.5”

Wheelbase 

115.2”

115.8”

115.7”

105.1” 

The A6 Allroad is the bulkiest vehicle in the comparison, followed by the E-Class wagon, V90 Cross-Country, and Countryman JCW. It is also the longest wagon in the comparison whereas the Mini Countryman is the shortest in length and sits on a shorter wheelbase as compared to the competition. So its handling is bound to be better than others. It also offers higher ground clearance as well. The A6 Allroad also offers decent ground clearance. Some of the standout exterior features are: 

  • Matrix design LED headlights 
  • 20-inch 10 spoke V-design wheels 
  • The optional Black Optic exterior package 
  • LED tail lights with animation 
  • Roof rails 

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is a modern-day wagon and offers some class-leading safety features. The NHTSA has given it an overall 5-star safety rating and the IIHS has also given it a “Top Safety Pick +” award for performing well in all its crash tests and passing them with flying colors. So, it's clear that the safety quotient of the 2021 Audi A6 Allroad cannot be doubted. In addition to usual passive safety features, the A6 All Road is equipped with many active driver assistance features to keep its occupant safe. Some of the standout features of the A6 Allroad are:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Audi active lane assist 
  • Audi adaptive cruise assist (Optional/ Prestige)
  • Traffic Jam Assist and turn assist (Optional/ Prestige)
  • Heads-up display 
  • Traffic sign recognition 

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Competition

9.1/10

2021 Audi A6 Allroad wagon vs 2021 Volvo V90 Cross-Country

The 2021 Audi A6 Allroad is definitely a flag bearer for the modern-day wagon segment. It offers many comfort features and powerful performance. The Volvo V90 Cross-Country is a decent offering but can’t match the Audi A6 Allroad in terms of cargo capacity and raw performance. However, it offers better fuel economy than the A6 Allroad. It also offers better ground clearance than the V90 Cross-Country. The Audi A6 Allroad offers better legroom also across the second row. If we have to choose between the two wagons, we would go for the 2021 Audi A6 Allroad. 

2021 Audi A6 Allroad wagon vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon 

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon is a close competitor to the Audi A6 Allroad in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. However, the E-Class wagon is more powerful than the Audi A6 Allroad and offers a much better range owing to a bigger fuel tank. It also offers better cargo capacity than the Audi A6 Allroad. The Audi A6 Allroad comes with adaptive air suspension and a Quattro system which makes it more off-road capable than the E-Class wagon. So choosing between the two is purely dependent on your personal choice and taste. 

2021 Audi A6 Allroad wagon vs 2021 Mini Countryman JCW 

The Audi A6 Allroad wagon is not a direct competitor to the Mini Countryman JCW. The Countryman JCW is simply smaller, lighter, and more fuel-efficient than the Audi A6 Allroad. Obviously, the Audi A6 Allroad offers better cargo capacity and performance than the Countryman JCW. The Countryman JCW being smaller and lighter offers better handling than it. It also offers marginally better braking performance than the A6 Allroad. The Countryman JCW offers retro-modern styling while the A6 Allroad is sleek and modern. 

2021 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Final Verdict

8.8/10

The Audi A6 Allroad wagon is a more practical avatar of the A6 sedan and offers similar performance when compared with it. It also offers the same level of creature comforts and drivability. However, it might fall short on range and cargo capacity when compared to its competitors. It also offers a very good safety quotient and has passed all the crash tests successfully. Also, the availability of the Quattro system and adaptive air suspension makes it a desirable option in the fading wagon segment.