Volvo XC70 vs Audi A6

Volvo XC70
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 190.5 (4838)
Width: 73.3 (1861)
Height: 63.1 (1604)

Audi A6
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 193.9 (4925)
Width: 82.1 (2086)
Height: 57.8 (1468)

Compare Volvo XC70 vs Audi A6 (1:1)

We generally prefer wagons to Suvs thanks to their superior fuel efficiency and handling, but the 2011 Volvo XC70 doesn't provide any such pros when lined up against more modern and efficient crossovers. Volvo XC70 Wagon offers the following pros: Wonderfully supportive seats; ample trunk capacity; plentiful security features; available integrated back booster seatings. Volvo XC70 Wagon drawbacks are: Lackluster base engine; subpar fuel efficiency with turbo engine; dull handling; unintuitive navigator.

The 2011 Volvo XC70 is a five-passenger wagon available in 3. 2 FWD and T6 AWD versions.

Traditional equipment on the 3. 2 contains 16-inch alloy wheels, front and back foglights, heated mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic conditioning, a 40/20/40-split back bench, an eight-way performance driver bench with memory functions, a tilt-and-telescoping helm, neoprene-like "tricotec" upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player, radio, optional stereo slot and an Ipod/usb stereo interface. The Luxury suite adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, an eight-way performance passenger bench and wood trim. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are a stand-alone feature.

The T6 AWD adds the content of the Luxury suite along with a turbocharged motor, all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels and updated gauges.

For more equipment, you can select the Climate suite that adds heated front seatings, heated windshield-washer nozzles, automatic wipers and headlight washers. Heated back seating is also included in this suite unless the auxillary integrated booster seating is ordered. The Comfort suite contains front and back parking sensors, a performance tailgate, back privacy glass, power-folding back headrests, a trunk cover and a cargo grocery bag holder. The Technology suite ups the ante with adaptive cruise control, a collision warning system, a distance alert system, driver inattention alert system and a lane-departure warning system. The Multimedia suite adds a navigator, a rearview camera and a 12-speaker Dynaudio surround-sound audio with back bench headphone slots and controls.

Stand-alone features include adaptive xenon headlights, integrated back booster seatings, a blind-spot warning system and keyless ignition/entry.
With new look-and-feel and a lot of of innovative features, the 2012 Audi A6 becomes a front-runner in the midsize luxury sedan race. Audi A6 Sedan offers the following pros: Finely finished interior; a lot of of technology features; strong supercharged V6; economical base four-cylinder motor. Audi A6 Sedan drawbacks are: Unnatural steering feel; all-wheel drive not available with base engine; Sport package's ride may be too firm for some.

The 2012 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan available in five versions -- 2. 0T Luxury, 2. 0T Luxury Plus, 3. 0T Luxury, 3. 0T Luxury Plus and 3. 0T Prestige. The numbers denote the motor fitted (a 2. 0-liter turbocharged four or a 3. 0-liter supercharged V6).

The 2. 0T Luxury comes traditional with 17-inch wheels, Audi Drive Select (adjustable modes for steering, throttle and transmission), automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, triple-zone automatic conditioning, eight-way performance front seatings (includes lumbar adjustment), partial leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping helm, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker audio system with a CD player, radio and an Ipod interface.

The 2. 0T Luxury Plus adds 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, front and back parking sensors, Audi's MMI controls interface, a color data screen, updated stereo (with HD radio, a CD changer and a audio server), a voice-activated navigator (with real-time traffic and Google Earth) and Audi Connect (an in-car over-the-air Internet connection).

The 3. 0T Luxury is equipped similarly to the 2. 0T Luxury but adds heated front seatings. The 3. 0T Luxury Plus is equipped similarly to the 2. 0T Luxury Plus. The 3. 0T Prestige adds various 18-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, S line look accents, cornering lights, ambient LED cab lighting, quad-zone conditioning, ventilated front seatings, a power-adjustable helm and a Bose stereo system.

Feature highlights (depending on trim) include LED headlights, the Innovation suite (includes adaptive cruise control, head-up screen, LED headlights, night vision assist, a blind-spot warning system, Audi Pre-sense Plus and power-folding sideview mirrors), the Cold Weather suite (heated front/rear seatings and heated helm) and a 15-speaker Bang and Olufsen surround-sound stereo system. A Sport suite adds a sport-tuned suspension, a sport steering wheel, shift paddles and either 18-inch wheels with all-season tires or 19- or 20-inch wheels with summer tires. There are also different dashboard trim features, including brushed aluminum and natural finish ash wood.