2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon

MSRP $65,900

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2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Station wagons induce nostalgia as they are part of a truly dying breed. Enter the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad, which makes a fascinating return in 2020, nearly two decades after it was discontinued in the United States. With a modernized look and a gorgeous charm, this station wagon is definitely not cheap, but not too out of reach. It does not have the same interiors as its insane sibling, the Audi RS6 Avant; but the A6 is sedate and practical. 

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Pros

Gorgeous and attractive exterior styling

Powerful V6 at the helm

The posh and plush interior

Station wagon practicality

Cons

Inflated base price

Infotainment setup can be distracting for the driver

Trunk capacity is not as impressive as the rivals

What's New?

All-new model


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

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.2 in.

length

194.9 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

58.9 in.

curb weight

4486 lbs.

ground clearance

7.3 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

13.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/26 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium Plus$65,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Firmament Blue Metallic color
Firmament Blue Metallic

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

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.8

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


The A6 Allroad starts at an MSRP of $66,895 and it comes with a whole host of features and comforts. It is an all-new model for the 2020 model year based on the sedan sibling, the Audi A6. It competes against the likes of Volvo V90 Cross Country, Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon, and Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Let us see how it performs in this segment.


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

8.8/10
Final Verdict


2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Features

The A6 Allroad comes in two trims – Premium Plus and Prestige. The Premium Plus starts at $66,895 while the Prestige kicks off at $71,395. Both feature Quattro AWD and both the trims feature the same V6 engine. Looking cool not only on the outside but on the inside too, the A6 comes with a lot of standard features. There is room for an upgrade with the optional packages as well. It comes with a lot of standard features that include adaptive air suspension, heated front seats, digital gauge cluster, and so on.

Model

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$66,895

$71,395

Features

20” 10-spoke V-design

Adds/upgrades the features of Premium Plus

 

MMI touch response with dual center displays (10.1" upper and 8.6" lower) 

Audi Pre Sense front

 

16-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System 

Heads-up display

 

SiriusXM with a 90-day trial subscription

 
 

12.3” Audi virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster 

Power soft-close doors

 

Four-zone climate control

Traffic jam assist

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Heated leather steering wheel w/ auto-tilt away

 

Top view camera system with Virtual 360-degree view

Dual-pane acoustic glass

 

Allroad-specific exterior kit–with chrome window surrounds and roof rails

8-way heated fronts w/ 4-way power lumbar and driver memory

 

Matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist

Intersection assist

 

Advanced Airbag Protection System with six airbags

 

What do we recommend?

We would recommend going with the Premium Plus. It features a lot of techs, such as the Audi virtual cockpit, MMI touch response with dual screens, 16-speaker premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, a 360-degree camera system, four-zone climate control, and a lot more. We would also add the Driver Assistance Package for $1,750; since the base model is not too heavy on safety features. Consider adding the Audi Side assist package for $500 too. That’s about it. If you want to spend more, of course, going with the Prestige is a great idea too.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The A6 Allroad is powered by a 3.0L turbocharged V6 that is capable of pumping out a meaty 335 horsepower and 396 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and of course, it comes with the Quattro AWD system. The engine is fully capable of pulling this chunky wagon around. For both city and highway driving, it does not break a sweat. The transmission setup is also excellent and it provides smooth and seamless gear shifts. With that torque figure, power delivery is pretty instantaneous.

The German manages to sprint to 60 MPH from a standstill in just 5.1 seconds, which is a pretty impressive figure for a big wagon. It can race past the quarter-mile in 13.5 seconds, with the top speed being capped at 155 MPH. It’s still a far cry from its ludicrous RS6 Avant sibling and its mid-3-second run, but it is more than the desired performance from a station wagon. It feels very engaging to drive as well.

Models

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

MSRP

$66,895

$55,545

$67,095

$66,300

Engine

3.0L turbocharged V6 TFSI

2.0L twin-charged inline-4

3.0L bi-turbo V6

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission 

7-speed DSG automatic

8 speed Geartronic automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

8-speed ZF automatic

Power 

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

316 hp @ 5700 rpm

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque 

369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH 

5.1 secs

5.8 secs

5.1 secs

5.7 sec

Quarter mile

13.5 secs

15.5 secs

13.7 secs

14.3 secs

Top speed 

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

The wagons are all quite powerful. The E450 outputs the maximum power, while the A6 takes the second spot. The Jaguar has the lowest power output, but it still offers a pretty competitive 0-60 time. The Volvo is the one with the lowest price and it still impresses. The A6 and the E450 sit at the top of the acceleration charts with 5.1 seconds 0-60 mph timings and quarter-mile timings under 14 seconds If you pick the A6, performance will not be something that will give you a headache.

How does the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad handle?

The Allroad drives very well on all roads as well as no roads. The off-roading capacity of this German wagon is also very impressive. For regular city and highway driving, the A6 shines. The steering is precise, though the weight of the wagon is not very well hidden. However, it is more focused on being comfortable than being a beast to drive and does that well

The A6 features adaptive air suspension and can easily raise the ground clearance by 1.2 inches, which is what enables it to be taken off the beaten path. Thanks to the suspension, the ride inside is also quite comfortable for the occupants. It is not athletic, but it drives how a comfortable wagon would. This is pretty much what customers expect of it and hence, we feel it has been done right.

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Braking performance

The A6 Allroad features 4-wheel disc brakes with regenerative braking. The front brake rotors are 14.8 inches in diameter and the rear brake rotors are 13 inches in diameter. A big vehicle needs big brakes and this wagon offers just that. With a linear pedal and good feedback, the brakes are very confidence-inspiring. These show-stoppers do not frown even when pushed to the limit and make sure the 4486 lbs wagon comes to a stop within a reasonable distance. 

Model

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Brake Rotors Front (inches)

14.8

13.6

14.2

13.8

Brake Rotors Rear (inches)

13.0

12.6

12.6

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4486

4370

4299

3885

60-0 MPH (ft)

N/A

110

108

114

The wagons all come fitted with very powerful brakes. The Audi comes with the biggest set of stoppers, but the Merc impresses the most, coming to a halt within the shortest distance of 108 feet from 60 mph. The Volvo V90 and Jaguar also have results that are very impressive. Though the XF should have done better considering how light it is, we feel that performance is not its strong suit.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The engine at the heart of the A6 is not too thirsty for fuel and neither is it too friendly on your pocket. In fact, what it offers at this price point is very fair and just. The EPA estimates it at 20 MPG for the city, 26 MPG for the highway, and 22 MPG for combined driving. Both the trims offer the same fuel economy as there are no mechanical differences. The fuel tank capacity is around 19.3 gallons and hence, it allows you to have a total range of 386/501/424 miles for city/highway/combined driving. We would comment that it is a pretty nice figure.

Model

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

MPG (city)

20

20

19

21

MPG (highway)

26

30

26

28

MPG (combined)

22

24

22

24

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

19.3

15.9

21.1

19.5

Range (city/highway/Combined) (miles)

386/501/424

318/477/381

400/548/464

409/546/468

The fuel economy numbers are pretty comparable, but the Volvo V90 and Jaguar XF offer slightly better figures. The Mercedes comes with the largest fuel tank at 21.1 gallons, but it is the Jaguar that gets the highest range due to its better fuel efficiency. The V90 suffers due to its smaller fuel tank capacity. Overall, we would say this is the department of the Jaguar.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Interior

Of course. Audi’s interiors are always a delight to be in. The A6 Allroad is unmistakably modern and extremely well-refined. With lots of tech and premium materials, the wagon looks and feels very opulent. The dash is characterized by sleek lines and contours. The interior features gorgeous leather on the seats with a leatherette upholstered dashboard. The 20th Anniversary Edition gets Valcona leather upholstery, but you can add the Luxury package to get it in your non-anniversary edition too. 

The front seats are 8-way power-adjustable and heated with 4-way power lumbar and driver seat memory. A heated leather-wrapped steering wheel enhances the luxury as well. Being a wagon, the specialty of the Allroad is the cargo space. With 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats, the A6 can handle lots of luggage and suitcases for a long family vacation. For shorter trips, it would more than suffice. The 40/20/40 split rear seats can be folded to expand more cargo storage. The in-cabin storage solutions are also very well-crafted.

Model

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Passenger Capacity

5

5

7

5

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

38.3/57.8/41.3

37.8/57.5/42.2

37.9/57.8/41.3

37.1/56.9/41.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.5/56.5/37.4

37.7/55.9/35.9

38.2/56.9/35.8

37.6/56.4/36.6

Standard cargo capacity (cubic feet)

30.0

19.8

35.0

31.7

The Mercedes is the only one with three rows, although the third row is highly impractical. Even with three rows, it still offers more standard cargo capacity than the A6 which is a bit surprising. The Jaguar also surpasses the A6 in terms of cargo, but the V90 completely falls apart with its limited storage. It is a slight let-down considering that this is one of the reasons people look for a car in this body style. Some interior features include –

  • 8-way power-adjustable heated seats w/ driver memory
  • 4-way power lumbar support
  • Optional Valcona leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Power soft-close doors

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The A6 features the MMI Touch Response system with two screens. The upper, 10.1” touchscreen is responsible for handling infotainment duties, whereas the lower, 8.6” touchscreen is responsible for handling the climate control duties. Furthermore, you also get a 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit LCD digital instrument cluster. The setup seems futuristic and quite cool, but it can easily overwhelm the driver and can be too distracting at first. The system is very responsive and quite intuitive. The music is blasted to you via a magnificent 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system as standard. Highlights of the infotainment system –

  • 10.1” upper screen and 8.6” lower screen MMI touch response
  • 12.3” Audi virtual cockpit
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • MMI Nav Plus
  • Wireless charging
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Exterior

9.0/10

The A6 Allroad is inherently beautiful. Graced with style, panache, and opulence, the design is enough to make anybody yearn for it. It is large and spacious, but also does not compromise on modernity and style, and can also be impressive at parties. The front fascia features the matrix-design LED headlights that look extremely cool and their sharp and angular cuts make them all the more beautiful. The classic Audi-style front grille is laden with chrome and the four rings sit perfectly at the center. From the side, the Allroad has that wagon-styled extended roofline and the extended rear end in a “shooting brake” style. The rear end is also gorgeous with the matrix-design LED taillights and a sturdy exterior appearance. A single stainless-steel exhaust finishes the job. 

Model

2020 Audi A6 Allroad 

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4486

4370

4299

3885

Length (in.)

194.9

194.4

194.2

195.1

Width (in.)

74.9

74.0

72.9

78.2

Height (in.)

58.9

60.7

57.7

58.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.5

6.0

N/A

4.1

Wheelbase (in.)

115.2

115.8

115.7

116.5

The Allroad rides on 20” 10-spoke-V-design wheels. Gone are the days when wagons used to look ugly and boring. All of these wagons look very beautiful with the modern design slapped onto them. That being said, the Jaguar has the lowest ground clearance and probably appears the sportiest among them even though this compromises its off-road capabilities. Some exterior features include –

  • Single stainless-steel exhaust
  • Multi-link front suspension w/ air springs
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/ air springs
  • 20” 10-spoke-V-design wheels
  • Power heated auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Auto-high beam LED matrix-design headlights
  • Matrix-design LED taillights

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Safety

9.0/10

Unfortunately, NHTSA did not rate the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad. But fortunately, IIHS did. The IIHS absolutely loved what the A6 had to offer, as the wagon received “Good” in all of the categories it was tested in. Every single one. This easily allowed it to achieve the “Top Safety Pick+” for 2020. Hence, even without the NHTSA’s ratings, we know how extremely safe the German wagon is. The Premium Plus comes with some standard driver assistance features, but the Prestige further adds more standard driver assistance features. We would recommend adding the Driver Assistance package, which would add more features for your convenience. Some of the safety features in the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad are:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Audi pre sense front
  • Top view 360-degree camera system
  • Front collision mitigation
  • Traffic jam assist and turn assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Audi active lane assist w/ emergency assist
  • Intersection assist

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Competition

8.0/10

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs 2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Swedish manufacturers are known for crafting beautiful and luxurious vehicles, always undercutting the German rivals in price, but also not being able to compete on the highest level. The V90 Cross Country is not as practical as the A6 and it is also not comparable in terms of performance. However, it does offer an opulent interior with loads of safety features. The big advantage the Cross Country has is that it’s priced quite low.

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon

The E450 wagon comes with three rows, albeit the third row is not really practical. It offers identical power and performance and goes toe-to-toe with the A6 on almost all fronts. The Audi has a more modern and stylistic approach, while the E450 just appears classy. The E-class wagon is more practical and dare we say, a little more opulent. This makes it a slightly better pick..

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs 2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The Jaguar XF is probably the one with the sportiest demeanor in the entire range. The wagon is luxurious, opulent, and offers good tech. However, it suffers from not having too many standard safety features. Performance-wise too, it is not as quick as the Allroad, but it does have better fuel economy and practicality. It looks absolutely gorgeous as well.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Final Verdict

8.8/10

If you are in need of a station wagon in this era, and can’t afford the fire-breathing RS6 Avant, then its younger sibling is here for you. Gorgeous, stylish, and healthy on performance, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad has all the bells and whistles you could ask for in a modern wagon. Not many of these are left, and so, you could consider getting one and the German wagon is a near-perfect choice. The base price is a bit steep but it is one luxurious wagon that is truly worth getting.

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