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This generation of A4 allroad is completely new for the 2017 model year. See the 2017 Audi A4 allroad models for sale near you
If you can afford the Prestige trim, we won't stop you. But we do recommend opting for the Driver Assistance package. Find an Audi A4 allroad for sale
The 2017 Audi A4 allroad comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
The Premium ($44,950) includes an adaptive suspension (which is an option in the sedan), 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon plus headlights, LED daytime running lights/taillights, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, skid plates, aluminum roof rails, keyless entry/ignition, a panoramic sunroof, drive mode selection (including an "off-road" setting), a power tailgate, leather upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable front seats with driver lumbar adjustment, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, a self-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, ambient LED cabin lighting, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, the Multi Media Interface (MMI) system with a 7-in display, and a 10-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio input, two SD card slots and two USB ports.
The Premium Plus ($47,950) enjoys Audi Connect, which brings various services such as vehicle status report, remote lock/unlock, roadside assistance, maintenance interval notification, automatic crash alert, emergency calling and stolen-vehicle location. This trim level also has all-LED exterior lighting, heated front seats with driver's-side memory settings, heated/power-folding side mirrors, parking sensors front and rear, a Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker/755-watt "3D" sound system and satellite radio.
A Premium Plus Technology package adds the Virtual Cockpit (see the "Behind the Wheel" section below), plus Wi-Fi, navigation, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and rear collision mitigation.
The Prestige ($52,350) comes with everything mentioned so far, along with an 8.3-in MMI screen, voice control and handwriting recognition, a head-up display, a 360-degree camera system and sound-insulating dual-pane front windows.
A Driver Assistance package provides adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, road-sign recognition and automatic high beams. Other options include sport front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and rear sunshades.
Cargo space behind the rear seats is 24.2 cu ft., or 58.5 cu ft. with the rear seats folded down. That's much better than the rather stingy 43.8 cu ft. in the Volvo V60 Cross Country.
2017 BMW 330i xDrive Sports Wagon -- The 3 Series wagon has fine road manners, thanks in part to keeping its ride height the same as the sedan's.
2017 BMW 330i xDrive Gran Turismo -- Slightly larger than a regular 3 Series, but with an elevated ride height and a hatchback.
2017 BMW X4 xDrive28i -- The fact that there are three BMW alternatives shows how finely spliced and diced automotive niches are nowadays. The X4 is more SUV-like, but with a sloping roof.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe -- Assuming a potential allroad buyer is looking for an alternative to a run-of-the-mill crossover SUV, this increasingly trendy "4-door coupe" body style might work.
2017 Volvo V60 Cross Country -- Another crossover/wagon, derived from the excellent S60 sedan. Pretty good, with some real off-road abilities, but interior space is limited.