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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
generous interior space
Kelley Blue Book
class-leading materials and assembly
an exquisite cabin
classy and comfortable, if a bit conservative
The Auto Channel
With premium finishes and attention to detail, 2008 Audi A6’s comfort and quality impress most reviewers, including those at TheCarConnection.com.
Driver comfort in the A6 Audi is exquisite, according to The Auto Channel, which states the "sporty seats adjust infinitely, it seems, with plenty of bolster and just the right degree of firmness." ConsumerGuide continues the accolades, noting that "vast legroom with ample headroom combine for great overall comfort." Consumer Reports calls the seats “excellent.” Cars.com reports “the optional front sport seats are comfortable and supportive.”
In the backseat, Kelley Blue Book rejoices over "plenty of headroom and knee space," but warns, "the center passenger must suffer the indignity of a stiff perch and a high floor hump." ConsumerGuide applauds the 2008 Audi A6's "contoured, not overly firm seat." ForbesAutos counters the compliments: “the steeply raked windshield, high beltline and low roofline create a sense of claustrophobia because the side windows are relatively small.” Cars.com adds, “the rear seats have firm cushioning and the backrest is relatively upright, but there's adequate room for two.”
Edmunds reports “all A6s are particularly roomy, while the Avant wagon offers a spacious 34 cubic feet behind its rear seats and 59 cubes with them folded.”
Audi has built its reputation on well-crafted interiors, and ConsumerGuide enjoys the 2008 Audi A6's expected "smart, modern appearance." Edmunds elaborates, describing the interior as filled with "exquisite materials, meticulous fit and finish and an overall attractive design." Cars.com points out that it's the "details" that "make the A6's cabin so inviting." The Los Angeles Times hints at a few of these details by listing "heated front seats and a cool Bose audio system" as highlights of the Audi A6 experience.
In terms of quietness, ConsumerGuide notes the Audi A6 "cabin is impressively free of wind noise, even at high speed," and when discussing cargo space, likes the "nonintrusive strut hinges and handy grocery-bag hooks."
A plain-Jane endorsement from Consumer Reports includes the nugget that “reliability has been above average of late.”
A few minor quibbles aside, the 2008 Audi A6 delivers comfort and class fit for well-to-do families.