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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
a high level of standard equipment
Los Angeles Times
Even in its most basic form, the A6 feels loaded to the brim
Kelley Blue Book
MMI is "distraction versus conventional switchgear
Standard equipment on the 2010 Audi A6 includes leather upholstery; power front seats; a multifunction steering wheel; cruise control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; Bluetooth connectivity; an AM/FM/six-CD changer; iPod integration; tilt/telescoping steering; a sunroof; dual-zone automatic climate control; 17-inch wheels; and a trip computer.
Supercharged 3.0T wagons add roof rails and a power tailgate. The V-8 edition gets shift paddles; a power-adjustable steering column; keyless entry and push-button start; Bose audio; and a navigation system. The S6 adds sport seats; new instruments; and a new sport steering wheel, along with heated rear seats.
Some of the features found in the Audi A6 will frustrate casual drivers and technophobes-yep, we're looking at you, Multi-Media Interface (MMI). It's easier to use than systems like BMW's iDrive and has beautiful 3D mapping and iPod integration, but MMI looks and feels outdated compared to the touch-driven systems from Jaguar and, especially, Ford, with its new MyFord and MyLincoln touchscreen systems, which adopt Apple's finger-swipe gestures.
Kelley Blue Book: "high-tech interior may be a bit overwhelming"
Cars.com: Optional on some A6s, "competitors include the keyless feature standard"
Edmunds: MMI "has better-sorted menus, crisper graphics and a joystick-like control"
Autoblog: "MMI is still heads-and-shoulders better than most incarnations of BMW's iDrive, but it still has some annoying quirks"
Cars.com: "The standard stereo...cranks out adequate quality"
The 2010 Audi A6 lineup hardly misses a beat in the features band-though we wish the fabulous Bang & Olufsen audio system were available, and that MMI could read minds.