2021 Audi A6  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#5 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#12 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Audi A6
The A6, part of Audi's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The A6 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Audi A6 is safe 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 2021 Audi A6 has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Audi A6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0277% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1588%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0277% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1588% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Audi A6 is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Audi A6 is 46% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2021 Audi A6 can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2021 Audi A6 include the following active safety system: Audi Pre Sense. There are optional safety features on the 2021 Audi A6 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10067Lexus GSAcura RLXLexus ISBMW 5 SeriesA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)M.-B. E-ClassBMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Volvo S90Audi A6Lincoln ContinentalLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Audi A6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 100. The 2021 Audi A6 is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2021 BMW 5 Series, the 2021 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and less safe than the 2021 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Lexus RX, the 2020 Lincoln Continental, and the 2020 Volvo S90.

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