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2020 Audi A6 vs. Its Competition

2020 Audi A6
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Audi A6 is often compared directly to its German contemporaries in the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, both of which have a long history of sedan excellence and offer impressive style, tech, and quality for a price premium.

The Lexus GS is long in the tooth at this point and lacks the connectivity options of the Germans.

Jaguar’s XF is beautifully understated, and its powertrain lineup is excellent.

There’s even a wagon, if you’re into that.

Finally, the Cadillac CT6 is slightly larger than this competitive set but offers impressive semi-autonomous tech and engaging driving dynamics.

It will be dropped after 2020.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
7.3
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
6.4
In its final year, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is a tempting look at what could have been from the luxury brand.
6.2
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
5.6
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
7.7
It's good to be the king: There's a reason the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family of cars still rules the mid-size luxury roost.
MSRP From     
$54,900$53,900$58,995$51,100$51,065$54,050
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
Premium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan 3.6L LuxurySedan 25t Premium RWDGS 350 AWDE 350 RWD Sedan
Drivetrain     
All WheelRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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