Audi A6 Rises to the Top in Consumer Reports Test

Consumer Reports has announced the results of its latest midsize luxury sedan comparison test. The test evaluated four sedans: Audi A6, Infiniti M35h, Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, and Saab 9-5. Out of the four, the Audi A6 grabbed the top spot.

According to CR the Audi A6 received a score of 93, which ties it with the previously tested Infiniti M37. The A6’s score of 93 is a significant jump from the previously tested A6 that only received a test score of 79. CR applauded the A6 for its combination of strong acceleration, agile handling, a comfortable ride, and a quiet, well-finished interior.

“The redesigned Audi A6 is an impressive car and a joy to drive,” said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in East Haddam, CT.

The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec had the highest fuel economy in the group at 26mpg, which beat the hybrid Infiniti M35h’s 25 mpg in the test. The Saab 9-5 received the lowest score out of the four sedans and is not recommended by CR due to its noisy engine, poor acceleration, stiff ride and poor visibility.