If you like an Audi and love a station wagon, the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad has your name on it. The only Audi wagon you can get your hands on in the U.S. goes on sale this fall. It starts at $44,000.
The A4 Allroad has a higher clearance level than the A4 sedan – 1.3-inches higher more road clearance to be exact. It also comes with improved underbelly protection to protect it from getting dinged up and more cargo room.
The Allroad also comes with redesigned Quattro all-wheel drive, standard on all three trims. It varies torque distribution front to rear. The suspension gets completely redesigned and tuned, too. It uses a five-link system with standard adaptive dampers. (Dampers are optional on the sedan model.)
Beneath the hood, the model houses the same redesigned, new 2.0-liter TFSI engine also found in the A4 sedan. It delivers 252-horsepower with 273 pound-feet of torque. Audi says it’ll go zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. The model also now uses seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has five drive-select modes; comfort, auto, dynamic, individual, and offroad.
The A4 Allroad comes with a long list of safety features. The list of standard tech includes Audi pre sense basic and pre sense city. Basic pre sense preps the car to avoid a collision. City pre sense recognizes parked vehicles and pedestrians around corners. It can fully brake the car to avoid a hit.
Other optional technologies include traffic sign recognition, active lane assist, side assist, pre sense rear, vehicle exit assist, rear cross-traffic assist, collision avoidance assist, turn assist, Adaptive cruise control with stop & go, and traffic jam assist.
Rough on the outside and luxe on the inside, the Allroad comes with a standard sunroof, leather seats, and three-zone auto climate control. The three-spoke steering wheel features shift paddles and the dash features a “wing” wrap-around design. Options include Audi’s “Virtual Cockpit”, a head-up display, and a Bang and Olufsen 3D Sound System.