2012 Audi A6  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#10 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#35 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi A6
The A6, part of Audi's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Audi A6 is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Audi A6 has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Audi A6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0405% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6277%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0405% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6277% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Audi A6 is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Audi A6 is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9358Cadillac CTSINFINITI M-37Acura TLLincoln MKZAcura RLHyundai GenesisBMW 5 SeriesLexus RXVolvo S80M.-B. E-ClassLexus ES-350Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Audi A6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2012 Audi A6 is safer than the 2012 Cadillac CTS, the 2012 INFINITI M-37, the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 Acura RL, and the 2012 Hyundai Genesis and less safe than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2012 Volvo S80, the 2012 Lexus RX, and the 2012 BMW 5 Series. It is about as safe as the 2012 Lexus ES-350.

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