No, your eyes are not deceiving you: The redesigned Audi A4 Allroad looks nearly identical to its predecessor. But don't judge a book by its cover. Though the front fascia on the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad is the only thing that looks slightly different, Audi has changed much more to make sure this year's luxury wagon is marked improvement over last year's.
When the redesigned Audi A4 sedan was released recently, we praised the vehicle for its performance and luxury appointments. Thankfully, Audi has transferred many of these improvements to the Allroad. As a result, the wagon is lighter than last year's variant. It features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 30 more horsepower than the 2016 version and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rounding out the powertrain improvements is an all-wheel-drive system that's also been refined.
With a new engine comes slightly boosted fuel efficiency from last year's model. The Allroad picks up a couple of miles per gallon in the city for 23 mpg. It comes in at 25 mpg combined, which is on par for a luxury wagon, and does 28 mpg on the highway.
The enhancements continue inside the cabin as well. Audi maintains a benchmark of innovation and comfort perfection for interior car design. The MMI infotainment system has been rejuvenated with a non-distracting dash-top screen and an updated controller that will make navigation throughout the system even better. A technologically advanced virtual instrument panel — termed the Virtual Cockpit and available in the Premium Plus and new Prestige trims — only adds to the interior's beautifully functional environment.
Of course we'd be remiss if we did not mention the Allroad's trademark ground clearance. While not as generous as you'd find in a purebred SUV, there is plenty of it and it will come in handy on the unpaved roads and snowy passes you may encounter or even seek out.
The Allroad comes in the same two trim levels as before — Premium and Premium Plus — and adds a new Prestige level. The Prestige includes everything from the other two trim levels and adds a sprinkling of more luxury, such as a head-up display. Audi makes available optional add-on packages that range from warm- and cold-weather conditions to sport and safety features.
In a world dominated by crossover SUVs, the wagon may be a dying breed. But with its combination of strong performance, an attractive and high-tech interior and a sliver of off-road capability, the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad is easy to recommend. Let Edmunds be your one-stop source for finding the Allroad that is right for you.
2017 Audi A4 allroad Overview
The 2017 Audi A4 allroad is offered in the following submodels: Wagon. Available styles include 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), and 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). A4 allroad models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 A4 allroad comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The 2017 A4 allroad comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Review Handsome car, Excellent Mileage, Great highway cruiser. Good, not great, in snow with 4 new snow tires. Ultimately poor ergo dynamics led us to sell the car at 8 months of ownership and 9500 miles. Getting in and out of the car was difficult without hitting your head or shoulders. Getting out of the car the back of legs would always hit the door sill trim which sticks out too much. The gear shifter is different then standard automatics - easy enough to figure out but difficult if going from a different vehicle to this one. Cupholders are in the worst possible location - under buttons. Every time a cup is removed or placed in the holder a finger gets scraped. The MMI (technology) buttons and knob are between the shifter and the cupholders. One spill on the MMI controls and they are likely to get ruined and replacement costs are not covered by warranty (even the dealer warned us). The radio volume control knob seems to be in a great place on the console but way too easy to hit with a bag - change the volume, turn off the volume. The radio display - when a station is changed the display changes to the new station and then mysteriously shows the previous station (does not change the music) for about 10-15 seconds - why would it do that??? Strange click-click from under the car on the first acceleration with each time the car is turned on. Dealer said it was the anti lock brakes (never heard that in previous cars with antilock brakes). I wonder if it was the new quattro system.
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2017 audi a4-allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 25 combined MPG 23 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2017 audi a4-allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 25 combined MPG 23 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2017 audi a4-allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), 7-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended) 25 combined MPG 23 city MPG/28 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Audi A4 allroad?
Available Audi A4 allroad 2017 Submodel Types: Wagon
Available Audi A4 allroad 2017 Trims: 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro, 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro, Prestige
Exterior Colors: Glacier White Metallic, Manhattan Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Brilliant Black, Matador Red Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Atlas Beige/Gray leather, Nougat Brown/Black leather, Rock Gray/Gray leather, Rock Gray/Black leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Pre-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Mobile Internet, Navigation, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Back-up camera, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heads up display, Lane Departure Warning, Cooled Seats
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (recommended)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
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