This 2013 Audi Allroad video review talks about the return of this wagon based on the A4. We compare it to other wagon models while discussing fuel economy, price, safety, interior space and Quattro all-wheel drive.
Audi Allroad pricing begins at just under $40,000, with the almost fully loaded Prestige test car featured in the video coming in just over $50,000.
This car's real strength is inside the cabin. The high-end materials are far nicer than those of its competitors. Plus, the Audi comes standard with leather. BMW and Volvo make you pay extra.
But, you'll realize this is a pretty small car when you start loading the cargo area, which has only 17 cubic feet behind the seats and 51 cubes with the seats folded.
And at the $40,000 base price, the Audi Allroad should come standard with Bluetooth and an iPod interface. It doesn't. We do like the real-time traffic and the large rearview camera that are part of the MMI navigation package, though.
In government testing, it earned the top, five-star rating for front and side impact protection, but overall ratings weren't available when this video was made.
There's only one engine, but it's top-notch: a turbocharged four-cylinder with 211 horsepower. It's smooth, sounds sporty and there's surprising low-end grunt.
Yes, it comes standard with all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance, but realistically these features are better suited for helping you through rain, snow and the occasional gravel road than any serious dirt work.
The eight-speed automatic helps with fuel economy, which the EPA rates at 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg.
One of the first things you'll notice about the Allroad is that it doesn't have that high SUV driving position. It makes up for that with sporty dynamics around turns, while still delivering a plush ride.
Wagons are a tough sell in America. But if you're looking to split the difference between a wagon and a crossover SUV, the Audi Allroad could be the ideal choice.