2001 Audi allroad Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Audi allroad quattro - Road Test Specs

2001 Audi allroad quattro Wagon

(2.7L V6 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Manual)


Model year2001
Modelallroad quattro
StyleAWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$42,450
As-tested MSRP$47,850


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 1,8500-3,600
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontFour-link design with upper and lower control arms and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearDouble control arms and stabilizer bar
Steering typeServotronic vehicle speed-sensitive power rack and pinion
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP6 allroad
Tire size, frontP225/55HR17
Tire size, rearP225/55HR17
Brakes, frontAntilock brake system with vacuum power assist and electronic rear brake pressure regulation

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)11.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8@82.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)38.3
@ Full throttle (dB)74
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)75

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSince they both come equipped with essentially the same engine you can really feel the additional weight of this vehicle when compared to the S4 Avant. Once the turbos get spooled up, the allroad's forward motion comes on stronger but it's still a little lethargic because of its 4,233 pounds of portly mass. Our best run was with a brake-torque start and the Audi computer deciding on the shift points. In manual shift mode, the Tiptronic upshifts for you, if you reach redline before manually shifting it. On one run, we put the transmission in manual mode and engaged first gear, and by the end of the quarter-mile, we ended up in third gear without ever touching the lever. We'd say the Tiptronic is more useful when going down hills or manually wanting to downshift. One other note was that the Audi offered both the manual shift lever and shift buttons on the steering wheel for either manually upshifting or downshifting the transmission. I liked the buttons better, because you didn't have to move your hands from the steering wheel.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsGiven the allroad's 529 pounds of additional weight over an S4 Avant, we didn't expect this Audi to stop as well as its lighter sibling. Ten feet separate the two vehicles and given the fact that the allroad is based on the larger and heavier A6, that distance seems small. We experienced minimal nose dive from the allroad and good stability under braking. The ABS system did make noise, but it was largely unintrusive. The second run was the best run and our first to third runs varied by less than 4 feet.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsJust for the record, we had the suspension manually set on the lowest setting for all of our performance testing. The allroad proved to be a very capable handler with some very quick times. It was surprising how well this vehicle handled the cones. Precise steering and great chassis/suspension dynamics produced a vehicle that was easy to drive aggressively. Autocross racer and mountain climber all in one vehicle, how versatile.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)81
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 15/21 Manual 16/21
Edmunds observed (mpg)14
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,233
Length (in.)189.4
Width (in.)76.1
Height (in.)60.1
Wheelbase (in.)108.5
Legroom, front (in.)N/A
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)N/A
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)36.4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)73


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12-year limited
Roadside assistanceFour years
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 mile


Front airbagsYes
Side airbagsYes
Head airbagsYes
Antilock brakesYes
Traction controlYes
Stability controlYes
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemNo
NHTSA crash test, driverN/A
NHTSA crash test, passengerN/A
NHTSA crash test, side frontN/A
NHTSA crash test, side rearN/A
NHTSA rollover resistanceN/A

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