Audi A6 safety ratings

Jul 2004 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About this test

The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

About the test vehicles

2L Diesel
Kerb weight:
1540 kg
Vehicles built:
Frontal+Side+Head airbags
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ANCAP safety

Good score:  33 out of 37

The Audi A6 scored 13.30 out of 16 in the offset crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4pts, chest 3.48pts, upper legs 2pts (passenger), lower legs 3.82pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 48mm and the clutch upwards 5mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 13mm and sideways 13mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 2mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. Glove box components were a potential source of injury for the passenger's knees.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head4pts, chest4pts, abdomen 4pts, pelvis 4pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


2.94 points out of 36. Child head impacts 2.41pts; Adult head impacts 0.53pts; Upper leg zero pts and lower leg impacts zero pts.