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2020 Audi A8 vs. 2020 Audi A6 Review

New 2020 Audi A8

2020 Audi
A8

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New 2020 Audi A6

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MSRP*
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$85,200 to $96,800
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$54,900 to $59,800
Invoice* $80,088 to $90,992 $51,608 to $56,212
MPG - City 15 - 17 22 - 24
MPG - Hwy 23 - 26 29 - 32
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A8 than the Audi A6. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Audi A6 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A8 as you will with the Audi A6, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A8 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A6, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A8 and the Audi A6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Audi A6, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi A6.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A8 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A6.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Audi A6, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A6. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Audi A6. The Audi A8 has less cargo capacity than the Audi A6, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A6.