2017 Audi A6  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#24 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#60 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi A6
The A6, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Audi A6 has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Audi A6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0413% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7189%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0413% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7189% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Audi A6 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Audi A6 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Audi A6 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 1%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9864INFINITI Q70Cadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Lexus ES-350Lexus RXHyundai Genesis G80M.-B. GLC-ClassVolvo S90M.-B. C-ClassM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Audi A6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2017 Audi A6 is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70 and less safe than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2017 Volvo S90, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2017 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Lexus ES-350.

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