Replacing the A4 Avant Wagon, the all-new 2013 Audi Allroad Wagon is an exciting, affordable, and unique addition to the line, and the small wagon segment. Equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic this wagon delivers 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This makes it one of the slower vehicles in the Audi line, but it still accelerates to 60 mph in about 7.1 seconds, which is average in this class. You won't complain too much about lack of power when you enjoy 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Plus, the vehicle is equipped with Audi quattro® all-wheel drive. This system distributes power to the appropriate wheels based on road and weather conditions for safe and more desirable handling. Steering is not as responsive as what is usually enjoyed in Audi vehicles, but it is still a fun car to drive. There is also an Audi Drive Select system available that lets you tailor settings for transmission shifting characteristics, throttle response, and steering.
• Audio - Standard 10-speaker audio system will satisfy most. It features a CD player, iPod, and satellite radio. An exceptional 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® is available.
• Navigation - The MMI Navigation package adds on a navigation system with real-time traffic and turn-by-turn directions. The package also gives you rear parking sensors, rearview camera, HD radio, Audi Connect™, and voice commands.
• Audi Connect™ - Turn your wagon into a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices, and access local fuel prices, Google Earth™, and more.
• Audi Advanced Key - Unlock and lock your doors, and start your engine with the push of a button, without digging out your keys.
When tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2013 Allroad Wagon received a -Good- rating in front, roof, and side-impact protection, and these tests were done without the available rear seat side airbags. When braking was put to the test, it stopped from 60 mph in a respectable 121 feet. Standard and optional features include:
• Blind-spot monitoring system
• Tire pressure monitoring
• Child seat anchors
• Turn signal mirrors
• Electronic brakeforce distribution
• Stability control
• Dusk sensing headlights
• Remote anti-theft alarm
• Engine immobilizer
Allroad's tall ride height immediately distinguishes it from other wagons. Factor in the aerodynamic styling, chiseled body, flared fenders, wide stance, and progressive lines that transition into subtle curves, and you have a positively brilliant design. Anodized aluminum rear scuff plates, flashy aluminum graphics, dual exhaust pipes, and 18-inch wheels make this wagon gorgeous from every angle.
The interior of the 2013 Allroad Wagon sets the standard high in this segment. Standard leather material, aluminum alloys, and high-quality plastics will make you forget how affordable this car is. The sweeping shroud the dash creates keeps the MMI screen out of the sun, and all the controls you need are at your fingertips on the steering wheel. The seats are comfortable, but those who drive long commutes will want the 12-way power sport seats that include adjustable thigh bolsters and four-way lumbar support in both rows. Legroom is more than ample for adult passengers in the rear.
Cargo space is generous, offering 17 cubic feet with the rear seats in place. Fold the seat down, and it opens up 51 cubes.