2014 Audi A6

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2014 Audi A6 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Audi A6 2.0 4-door 2wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Audi A6 4-door 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Audi A6 2.0 4-door 2wd

Check to make sure no A6 has a wt. of 4590 lbs or greater -- this would lower the rating.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,734 lbs
Peak force 18,314 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.90

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Audi Pre Sense Front

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control/Braking Guard

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated