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2021 Audi A6 vs. Its Competition

2021 Audi A6
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi A6 is most often compared to the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series.

The E-Class is also available as an off-roady wagon for interested buyers, but the sedan is more popular and comfortable.

The 5-Series is relatively old, compared to the bunch, but offers high-performance variants and a plug-in hybrid.

The Cadillac CT5 is a step smaller, but more affordable.

We expect more performance variants to come.

The Jaguar XF is handsome and available as a wagon but compromised in its interior.

The Tesla Model S is the all-electric option and it looks good, but won’t appeal to all buyers.

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7.2
The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class promises better tech inside and more capability outside with the arrival of a lifted wagon.
7.3
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size luxury sedan offers a new look—but not a new idea—for the automaker in a competitive class.
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Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
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Growing old though it is, the Tesla Model S still looks and feels as fresh as when it first debuted eight years ago.
MSRP From     
$54,900N/A$53,900$36,895$51,100$74,990
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Electric
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsN/AMid-Size CarsMid-SizeMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattroN/A530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan LuxurySedan 25t Premium RWDLong Range Plus AWD
Drivetrain     
All WheelN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro SedanN/ASedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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