Looking for generous utility and all-weather capability without stepping up to a crossover or SUV? Audi continues to offer a solution in the form of a compact luxury wagon, the A4 allroad.
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2017 Audi allroad Overview
What's New for 2017
Previously known as simply the allroad, the reworked model carries the A4 prefix. In addition to a revised appearance, with a wider Singleframe grille and bolder wheel arches, the 2017 model promises even greater off-road capability. A newly available virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display screen can transfer from classic to panoramic view. The redesigned suspension incorporates adaptive dampers. Standard safety features now include vehicle exist assist and adaptive cruise control with automatic stop/go.
Choosing Your Audi allroad
Every A4 allroad wagon has all-wheel drive and stainless steel underbody skid plates, and provides 6.5 inches of ground clearance, which is 1.3 inches higher than the A4 sedan. Not only does this unique wagon look ready for rural action, it’s eager to perform some demanding tasks.
Under the hood, a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine produces 252 horsepower (versus 220 in the previous allroad), along with 273 pound-feet of torque. Instead of the former eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 model gets a seven-speed dual-clutch unit. Fuel economy is estimated at 23 mpg city/28 mpg highway (25 mpg combined). Acceleration to 60 mph takes just 5.9 seconds, according to Audi.
Five driving modes are standard: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual, and Offroad. You also get front collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection. The smartphone interface includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. A rearview camera is also standard.
Cargo capacity expands from 24.2 cubic feet with the 40/20/40-split back seats up, to 58.5 when they’re folded down. Bodies feature matte grey contrast cladding, matte selenite underbody protection, and stainless steel side sill inserts.
Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels are offered, each with quattro all-wheel drive:
The Premium Plus is the sweet spot in the lineup. It's loaded with standard features, and gives you access to high-end options if you want them. We consider it the best all-around choice.
2017 Audi allroad Review
A luxury wagon that's fit for blizzards and campsites, Audi has redesigned its A4-based Allroad wagon for even greater capability. The new look, shared with the rest of the A4 range, is an eye-pleasing evolution of Audi's long-running design language.
Pricing and Equipment
The Allroad lineup starts with the Premium trim level, priced at $44,950. Buyers gets a hefty load of standard equipment, including:
- Leather upholstery
- A panoramic sunroof
- Collision mitigation with automatic braking
- A 10-speaker infotainment system
- Xenon headlights and LED taillights
The $47,950 Premium Plus adds heated front seats with driver memory, front and rear parking sensors, and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system. The optional Technology Package ($3,250) brings in must-haves like blind spot monitoring, Audi's spectacular digital instrument cluster (Audi Virtual Cockpit), and navigation. The Prestige ($52,350) has all that, plus a surround-view camera system, a head-up display, and acoustic front glass to minimize noise. The Prestige can get a Driver Assist Package ($1,800) with adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.
Every Allroad carries a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and seven-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter gains 32 horsepower this year for a total of 252 ponies, all while returning 25 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, according to the EPA.
- This year's updated all-wheel drive system can transfer up to 100 percent of power between the front and rear wheels for optimum traction.
- Underbody skid plates, an off-road driving mode, and hill descent control make the Allroad fit for light-duty excursions.
- The 2.0-liter delivers commendable power, taking the Allroad from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. There's a reason Volkswagen and Audi use a version of this engine in every vehicle it fits in.
- The Allroad lacks the reflexive handling of other compact Audi models we've tested. It's higher ground clearance – and commensurately higher center of gravity – and extra weight are to blame.
- We noticed some initial hesitation from the 2.0-liter during swift takeoffs.
- The Allroad boasts the passenger space of some midsize luxury sedans. Two of our six-foot testers fit comfortably in the rear seat, which splits three ways for easy access to the cargo area.
- Audi's streak of lovely interiors carries on with the latest Allroad. The high-quality interior materials are impeccably assembled, even by luxury car standards.
- We weren't comfortable right away with the Allroad's high-tech infotainment interface or the available virtual instrumentation. There's a learning curve to both. Get over that hump, though, and they're some of the best pieces of tech on the market.
- Buyers accustomed to the elevated seating of a crossover might be disappointed by Allroad's passenger car layout.
The Most Pleasant Surprise
The Audi Allroad is far more nimble and engaging to drive than crossovers of similar size and capability.
The Least Pleasant Surprise
Buyers have to spring for the top-trim Prestige to get not-so-exotic features like adaptive cruise and acoustic glass.
The Bottom Line
The Audi Allroad performs and pampers like a luxury sedan while offering the capability of a crossover without the sacrifices in driving character inherent in that body style. That makes it an appealing alternative for buyers looking for a different kind of vehicle.