2023 Audi RS6 Avant Safety and Reliability

Audi RS6 Avant Reliability Rating

2023 RS6 Avant Safety

There is no official NHTSA or IIHS review for the 2023 Audi RS6 Avant because neither of these safety rating agencies tends to crash performance cars with price tags of over $100,000. The RS6 Avant's sibling, the Audi A6, has been tested, however, and can be considered one of the safest cars on the road: the NHTSA gave the 2022 model a full five out of five stars for overall safety, and the IIHS awarded it with six top crashworthiness scores of Good. It was also given a Top Safety Pick+ award in 2022.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 RS6 Avant Key Safety Features

The RS6 Avant comes packed with all the latest safety features. The exterior features HD Matrix headlights with auto high beams and rain-sensing window wipers. ABS, traction and stability control, and ten airbags, including front knee airbags, are also standard.

Driver assistance tech includes Audi pre sense forward collision preparation, forward collision alert with autonomous emergency braking, a surround-view camera system, pre sense basic, cruise control, and lane departure warning. This suite can be bolstered by adding some of the packages from the options list. A head-up display is available, but bundled together with soft-closing doors and heated rear seats, and Audi side assist will add rear cross-traffic alert and pre sense rear. The Driver Assistance package adds features such as adaptive cruise control with lane guidance, intersection assist, and traffic sign recognition. Lastly, night vision assist can also be added for $2,500 and features a thermal display with animal and pedestrian detection.

Audi RS6 Avant Trims4.0 TFSI quattro
Back-Up CameraS
Cross-Traffic AlertO
Rear Parking AidN/A
Blind Spot MonitorO
Lane Departure WarningS
Lane Keeping AssistN/A
Night VisionO
Tire Pressure MonitorS
Brake AssistS
Stability ControlS
Traction ControlS

2023 RS6 Avant Reliability

When it comes to reliability, the 2023 RS6 hasn't been recalled but the 2022 RS6 was recalled three times for a control module shutdown that can reduce engine power, an inoperative rearview camera display, and another camera-related recall.

Audi will cover the RS6 Avant with a four-year/50,000-mile basic and powertrain warranty.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
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