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Audi A6 vs. Volvo XC90

In comparing the Audi A6 to the Volvo XC90, the Audi A6 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Audi A6 versus the Volvo XC90, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Audi A6 versus Volvo XC90 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi A6 ranges from $35,992 to $52,995 while a used Volvo XC90 from the same model year range is priced between $36,764 to $52,987. For a new model, the Audi A6's price is between $60,183 and $74,887, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $57,091 and $75,138.

Audi A6 versus Volvo XC90 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A6 is 8.4 out of 10 while the Volvo XC90's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Audi A6 being ranked 3 out of 8 Best Luxury Midsize Cars for the Money and the Volvo XC90 being ranked 1 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi A6’s base engine makes 261 horsepower, and the Volvo XC90 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The A6 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 598 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 526 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volvo XC90, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Audi A6, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Audi A6 and the Volvo XC90 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Audi A6 and the Volvo XC90 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$60,183 - $74,887

Used Asking Price:

$35,992 - $52,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$57,091 - $75,138

Used Asking Price:

$36,764 - $52,987

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 29
5 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 25
1 / 21
3 / 21
4 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

quattro Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 55 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 55 TFSI, quattro Prestige 55 TFSI

Trim Levels

B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 6P, B6 Plus Bright Theme 6P, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 7P, B6 Plus Bright Theme 7P, B6 Core, B5 Plus Bright Theme, B5 Core

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

463 / 598 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

414 / 526 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Cargo Space:

15.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

85.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

119.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4101 lbs

Width:

83.1 inches

Height:

57.4 inches

Length:

194.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4589 lbs

Width:

84.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

195 inches

Wheelbase:

117.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19