For the non-
SUV driver who still needs the kind of capability and capacity only an SUV can provide, there’s the
2016 Audi Allroad luxury
wagon. Unlike the
Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Allroad is endowed with additional ground clearance and protective cladding that permit it to venture lightly off-road. In terms of luxury, the Allroad outshines the
Volvo V60 Cross Country and
Subaru Outback Limited, although it also costs substantially more. The Allroad’s trump card is its ability to mimic luxury-car ride, handling and interior ambiance in a package that doesn’t feel bulky or claustrophobic. Unfortunately, the Allroad offers only one engine option that is not as fuel-efficient as the Q5’s diesel or as powerful as the V6-powered Cadillac XT5 or
Changes to Audi’s 2016 Allroad wagon are limited to some option shuffling. Premium models gain a multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel and available Advanced Key, while the Premium Plus sees the Bang & Olufsen audio system added to the available Technology package.
For 2014, the
Audi Allroad has its horsepower raised to 220. Bluetooth, Audi music interface and a driver information system are made standard, while Audi advanced key keyless entry and start is added to the Premium Plus package.