Engaging handling; more off-road capability than most wagons; fancy interior; excellent technology features
Mediocre power and fuel economy; modest cargo capacity
The Prestige trim, which was the top level, is no more, so there's been some reshuffling of equipment. The entry-level trim now gets keyless entry/ignition and Audi connect, which turns the car into a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot and includes various Google applications, such as Google Earth for navigation functions. The Technology package at the Premium Plus level now includes the Bang & Olufsen upgraded audio system. See the 2016 Audi allroad models for sale near you
The next generation of Audi A4 is going on sale soon, and a new allroad variant will follow, perhaps in the fall of 2016 or in early 2017. Unless there's a pressing need for an allroad right now, it's probably best to wait -- or at least use this info to get a better deal. Find an Audi allroad for sale
The 2016 Audi allroad comes in Premium and Premium Plus trim levels.
The Premium ($43,625) has 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights and taillights, headlight washers, fog lights, skid plates, a panoramic sunroof, heated mirrors, a power lift gate, leather upholstery, 8-way power front seats with driver lumbar adjustment, tri-zone automatic climate control (rear passengers get their own controls), Bluetooth phone connectivity, iPod integration, Audi's Multi Media Interface (MMI) system with a dash-mounted control knob and a 10-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input, an SD-card reader and satellite radio.
The Premium Plus ($45,725) adds keyless access with push-button ignition, auto-dimming mirrors (the rearview mirror includes a compass), heated and power-folding exterior mirrors, driver memory settings, heated front seats, a color trip computer, Bluetooth audio streaming, HD Radio and navigation.
Premium versions can be specced with heated front seats and keyless entry/ignition. Other options include 19-in alloy wheels, a Sport package (sport front seats and a 3-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles), adaptive cruise control and Audi's drive select system, which allows the driver to adjust settings for steering, transmission and throttle response.
The Premium Plus Technology package brings a blind spot monitoring system, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, MMI Navigation plus and the Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Although the current A4-based allroad is technically one size smaller than the old A6-based allroad, the A4 platform has since grown up. The current allroad is hardly a compact car: Four adults can ride together all day without an issue, even if rear passenger space technically trails that of most crossovers.
Cargo capacity is unimpressive by crossover or wagon standards, however, as it's only 27.6 cu ft. behind the rear seats or 50.5 cu ft. with the rear seats flipped down.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/5,000 Miles|
2016 BMW 328i Sports Wagon -- The 3 Series wagon is great with fine road manners and a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that beats Audi's in both power and fuel economy. There's also a diesel 328d model.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg -- Check the price on Touaregs before going with the allroad; there's a chance you could snag one of VW's finest for less. This is a rugged crossover that uses the same platform as the Porsche Cayenne, so it can handle just about anything thrown its way.
2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country -- Volvo's latest crossover wagon is based on the satisfying S60 sedan, and it's a winner with some real off-road abilities, although interior space is limited.
Used Audi A4 Avant -- If you want a car with better handling while saving a bundle of cash in the process, a used Avant could be a good choice.