2023 Audi S6 Safety and Reliability

Audi S6 Reliability Rating

2023 S6 Safety

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has given the S6 a full review in terms of safety but the IIHS awarded its structurally similar sibling, the 2023 Audi A6, a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award and only Good crash scores - the best rating available. The NHTSA has only completed a rollover evaluation in which it gave the S6 a full five stars. The A6 scored five out of five overall from the NHTSA, and we don't doubt the S6's ability to achieve the same score when fully reviewed.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 S6 Key Safety Features

All trim levels in the Audi S6 lineup boast a healthy number of standard safety features in the form of traditional features and modern driver assists. The traditional suite is inclusive of cruise control, a rearview camera, and a ten-airbag system that includes dual-front and front side airbags and standard rear side airbags. Park distance control is also included at entry level along with lane-departure warning, cruise control, and forward-collision avoidance.

For the Premium Plus, additions are adaptive cruise control with lane guidance and a top-view camera system with a virtual 360-degree view.

The Prestige adds a notable number of extra driver-assists that include traffic-sign recognition and a head-up display.

Audi S6 Trims2.9T Premium quattro2.9T Prestige quattro2.9T Premium Plus quattro
Back-Up CameraOSS
Cross-Traffic AlertOSS
Rear Parking AidSSS
Blind Spot MonitorOSS
Lane Departure WarningSN/AN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AON/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2023 S6 Reliability

At the time of this writing, the 2023 Audi S6 Quattro has not been recalled yet, but the 2022 model was recalled twice - for a control module shutdown that can reduce engine power and an inoperative rearview camera display. If reliability is a concern, Audi looks to allay this with a four-year/50,000-mile basic and drivetrain warranty. Roadside assistance is complimentary for four years with no mileage restrictions.


  • 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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