Sedans & Coupes

If Luxury and Fuel Efficiency Is What You Seek, Buy a 2016 Audi A6 TDI

If you were shopping for a used sedan, would you want a luxurious ride that exudes German panache could return nearly 40 mpg and cost you about as much as a new Toyota Corolla? If you said “yes,” then it could be a good idea to look into buying a 2016 Audi A6 TDI.

It’s all about the TDI engine

2016 Audi A6 TDI
2016 Audi A6 TDI | Audi

You might be wondering why we would ever recommend an Audi with a diesel engine considering Audis are known for being the most reliable cars and diesel engines are known for being dirty, lying machines (thanks to dieselgate). However, the 2016 Audi A6 scored a three out of five on J.D. Power’s reliability scale, which is considered “average” and Volkswagen diesels have been known to go the distance when it comes to racking up the miles.

Speaking of the engine, we would recommend the A6’s robust 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine over the base turbo four-cylinder or supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine mainly due to its superb fuel economy ratings. According to the EPA, the Audi A6 TDI is able to return up to 25 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Considering the engine also puts out 240 hp and a staggering 428 lb-ft of torque while allowing to drive around 600 miles on one tank of fuel, we would say that it’s quite the winner.

2016 Audi A6 TDI
2016 Audi A6 TDI | Audi

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The Audi A6 will wrap you in luxury

It’s not just about what’s under the hood, though, as there is plenty more to love about the 2016 A6. For starters, it’s exterior styling is sleek, without being too offensive, and considering it’s currently a four years old, it doesn’t look dated and it likely won’t 10 years from now. On the inside, that’s a different story, as the center console buttons and MMI controls do look rather old considering most new cars use touchscreens and touch-sensitive buttons. It’s no wonder Audi updated it for the 2019 model year.

But if you can overlook those simple features, then you’ll be treated to the comforts of full-leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, and even adaptive cruise control. On top of it all, the A6 is a large sedan, so passengers in all seats will thank you for buying it due to its comfortable ride and copious amounts of space in both the front and rear of the cabin.

2016 Audi A6 TDI
2016 Audi A6 TDI Interior | Audi

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How much does a 2016 Audi A6 TDI cost?

If you do decide to step into the pre-owned luxury world and want to find a 2016 Audi A6 TDI, then you’ll be happy to know that most of them are selling nationwide for around $20,000 to $25,000, which is about the same price as a newer compact car without the luxury or the power. If you wanted a newer A6, then this body style was available up to the 2018 model year, but you would obviously pay closer to $30,000 for one of those.