The Audi Allroad was one of these vehicles were the first to bridge the gap between the wagons and SUVs. Initially offered at the beginning of the 2000s, the Allroad was more robust take on luxurious Audi’s A6 wagon. Although it was stylish and had a handsome, well-cabin trimmed, that Allroad first suffered from a stiff ride and poor fuel economy.
The next generation of the Audi Allroad makes much sense. Based on the discontinued A4 Avant wagon, compact, lighter and more fuel-efficient. However, the qualities of a good Allroad its cork remained intact, including a great ground clearance that allowed light pavement and created a more SUV-like styling. Thus, the combination of a second generation of the Allroad’s external ratings realistic, decent cargo space, fuel economy is good and light-duty off-road know to be a potential good fit for consumers looking for something functional, but still distinct from the state.
Based on the Audi A4 sedan, the Allroad is actually the wagon A4 and SUV-like styling cues and a higher ride height. With seating for five, Audi Allroad is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged-cylinder that produces 220 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. An automatic eight speed transmission and available only sends power to all four wheels through a “Quattro” all-wheel drive.
Feature highlights for the base trim Premium include 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and iPod integration. The Premium Plus trim adds bi-Xenon headlamps, a power liftgate, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control and driver memory functions. The Prestige is moving it off and adaptive headlamps, keyless ignition / entry, blind-spot warning, the camera rearview, navigation system, premium sound system and Audi Connect system, which includes Google maps and in-car WiFi. Many of the features available on the trims are available as options on the lower ones.
Apart from a higher height, the Audi Allroad rides like a wagon Avant a few years ago. That means an eloquent blend of comfortable luxury and that will probably please all kinds of sporting drivers handling. According to the courage in the off-road, the Allroad is not intended for rugged rock-crawling adventures, but rather the dusty roads and mild off-highway trip. More properly, it provides a level of sure footedness in bad weather and pavement conditions.
On the inside, the Allroad delivers the type of accommodations that Audi has become synonymous with. Its interior design is an example of understated elegance and uses top-notch materials. Adult-sized passengers will find all the seats pleasantly spacious and comfortable, but the cargo space is average for this class. MMI interface Audi is doing a good job of controlling the activities of many infotainment, but its placement standard dash is not particularly ergonomic. If equipped with navigation, MMI migrates south of the center console, which is preferable. Overall, the Audi Allroad represents a good alternative for those who would not increase a larger SUV, but seek standard utility cart.