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2013 Audi allroad Overview

In 1980, Audi discovered the merits of four-wheel drive with the Quattro, a hard-charging, no-nonsense rally car that dominated the motorsport world. As an homage, perhaps, Audi has dubbed christened its four wheel drive system “quattro” with the same name and has used offered it on nearly every car it’s built since the original. And so Audi has again on the new 2013 Audi Allroad.

Boasting the bold title Allroad, the new car is based on the current A4/A6 , but in a dog-friendly, hatchback design. Audi markets the car as a luxury sedan with the room of an SUV and the same “forget-the-weather” mentality of a Range Rover. Whether it actually can go both on-road and off-road remains to be seen.

Unlike the last Allroad, the 2013 Allroad’s looks aren’t half-bad. At first look, you see some rather brave styling. The grill is bold, the headlights look like Darth Vader’s eyes, and the bodywork looks like it was sculpted by Rambo. But there is something deeper, something you don’t see when you look at the pieces individually. A subtle, even luxurious balance to the Allroad’s body. It just looks well-proportioned and sensible.

The engine is, a carryover from several of Audi’s other models: a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 258 pounds-feet of torque. Power is directed through an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which comes standard. We expect a respectable 0-60 time of around 6.5 seconds.

The 2013 Audi Allroad lags behind most of the 2.0-liter segment in economy ratings due to its all-wheel drive system, which doesn’t do any favors to fuel efficiency. The Allroad gets 20/27 mpg city/highway, with a combined mpg rating of 23.

The Allroad’s interior is as you’d expect from Audi, with all trims offering sumptuous leather, polished wood inserts, and flawless fit-and-finish. There’s a list of options, including a sport package with supportive leather seats and a steering wheel with paddle-shifters, but because Audi’s seats are usually quite supportive to begin with, it may not be worth the extra cash.

All Audi Allroads come with front, front side, and head curtain airbags as standard, with rear side-impact airbags optional. Traction/stability control is standard and includes an off-road mode for those snowy, slippery days.

The 2013 Audi Allroad harkens back to the days of the original Quattro. By offering sporty character, practical usability, and luxury touring all in the same package, Audi has created an everyday car that makes every day feel special.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 MPG
  • Highway: 27 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

14 of 14 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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