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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
seats are on the firm side
Kelley Blue Book
trunk is "no bigger than the compact A4's
class-leading materials and assembly
Interior space is a mixed bag for the 2010 A6 lineup. The sedans don't have much more space than the lesser A4 Audi wagon and sedan; they're less roomy by a wide margin than the Infiniti M, the latest BMW 5-Series, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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The A6's front seats are supportive enough, but rather flat and firm compared to the grippy seats in the sporty S6. Rear-seat riders won't have as much room in the A6 or S6 as they will in the class leaders, and the rear bench is sculpted for two butts; hump riders won't ride long in comfort.
Trunk space in sedans is ample at 15.9 cubic feet, and the rear seats fold down for better storage space. The A6 Avant wagon can transport 20 cubic feet of cargo with the seats in place and 58.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. A power-operated tailgate is standard on wagons, along with roof rails.
Consumer Reports: seats are "excellent"
Cars.com: front seats "lack the space to spread out"
ConsumerGuide: "vast legroom with ample headroom"
Cars.com: "rear bench sits too low to the ground"
Autoblog: rear seats "are contoured to maximize the comfort of two passengers"
Kelley Blue Book: "the center passenger must suffer the indignity of a stiff perch and a high floor hump"
Cars.com: "The trunk is Audi's biggest asset"
Autoblog: Avant wagon has a "cavernous rear compartment"
Edmunds: Avant wagon has "34 cubic feet behind its rear seats and 59 cubes with them folded"
Edmunds: "meticulous fit and finish"
ConsumerGuide: "cabin is impressively free of wind noise, even at high speed"
Consumer Reports: "reliability has been above average of late"
The 2010 Audi A6 sedan doesn't lavish rear-seat space on passengers like the Avant wagon does on its cargo.