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Model
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2008. - 2011.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2011.
E - Luxury car
wagon, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4927 mm
1855 mm
1463 mm
565 liters
1660 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4823 mm
1861 mm
1540 mm
575 liters
1600 liters
70 liters
2008 Audi A6 Avant
2008 Volvo V70

Engine

Volkswagen
2.7 TDI CAM
Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2698 cc
190 hp
400 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
5 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2401 cc
163 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1705 kg
8.2 s
228 km/h
8.3 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
164 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1585 kg
9.9 s
210 km/h
8.3 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
172 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

cvt - gears
1735 kg
8.2 s
223 km/h
8.1 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
172 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1601 kg
10.5 s
205 km/h
9.8 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
195 g/km

Expenses

5800 EUR
Price from
7000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 190hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 5-cylinder, 20-valves 163hp engine designed by Volvo.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Volvo does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Audi with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Volvo badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed A6 as average reliability-wise, and V70 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.2, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Audi is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 228 kilometers per hour, 18km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (44 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Volvo appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Audi being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Audi. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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