AUDI A6 Avant Kirkby Stephen

We’ve long been fans of Audi’s A6 Avant in Kirkby Stephen. A mix of refinement, good looks and practicality has made it a firm favourite with our road testers.

Johnstones Garage
01768 371246
North Road
Kirkby Stephen

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Mickleton Service Station
01833 640331
Barnard Castle

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W S Imports Ltd
01969 650075
The Croft
Leyburn

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Louis Smith Motors Ltd
01833 690060
19 Galgate
Barnard Castle

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Kentdale Land Rover
01539 814444
Shap Road Industrial Estate
Kendal

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Harrison J.P Car Sales
01768 351306
Chapel Street
Appleby In Westmorland

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Drift Ridge Garage Ltd
01539 824660
Drift Ridge
Kendal

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Alston Road Garage
01833 640213
Alston Road
Barnard Castle

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Parker & Parker Ltd
01539 724331
Kendal

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Kendal Motor Village
01539 736666
Queen Katherines Avenue
Kendal

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AUDI A6 Avant

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We’ve long been fans of Audi’s A6 Avant. A mix of refinement, good looks and practicality has made it a firm favourite with our road testers.

But the car’s appeal is under pressure as big estates, such as Ford’s Mondeo and the imminent Skoda Superb, have dug deep to offer greater quality than ever –serving up the A6’s executive appeal at lower prices...

So, with this latest Avant, Audi has decided to meet them head-on.

The entry-level 2.0-litre TDI is available from £27,450. That’s less than a top-of-the-range Mondeo estate – Ford charges just over £28,000 for a TDCi Titanium X.

Clearly, the prestige of the four rings badge makes the Audi a tempting alternative – but there is more to it than that. The spacious interior feels light and airy, and the 2.0-litre diesel unit offers a tough-to-beat mix of performance and economy.

The ride quality lacks the suppleness of the blue oval’s offering, however, and the steering is not as sharp.

But while the Mondeo estate is clearly the better driver’s car, the A6 Avant claws back the initiative on the open road with its immensely refined cabin. Few competitors can match the Audi’s effortless mile-munching ability.

Rival: Mondeo Estate

Ford carrier is one of the best cars money can buy in this class, with good looks, impressive standard kit and a brilliant chassis.

Author: Dan Strong

AUDI A6 Avant