With all-wheel drive standard and a connected navigation system that will knock your socks off, the Audi Allroad is an excellent vehicle for everyday use and lengthy road trips.
The 2013 Audi Allroad takes the place of the Audi A4 wagon offered in previous model years. It is meant to be a more capable vehicle, with better ground clearance making it suitable for rougher roads and wintry conditions.
The headlights, grille, and sidelines are all standard Audi design language, but the Allroad has a few touches to suggest a rougher character. Plastic fender liners should keep gravel from scratching paint, and steel pans protect parts of the undercarriage.
Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive gives the car excellent grip on slippery roads. The car can also be had with an adaptive suspension, but the fixed suspension on this car proved nicely tuned. It swayed a little while cornering, but smoothed out potholes on a rough road.
Audi offers the Allroad in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All have the same drivetrains, but Premium Plus adds Audi's excellent navigation system, while Prestige brings in other tech goodies.
The Allroad is limited when it comes to driver assistance features. A rearview camera and adaptive cruise control are available, but blind-spot detection does not seem to be available in the U.S. market.