What's New for 2013:
- A4 Avant with SUV styling cues
- Raised suspension adds 1.5 inches of ground clearance
- Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
- Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
- Electric steering
The 2013 Audi Allroad is based on the discontinued Audi A4 Avant station wagon.
Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels are available. Standard features of the Allroad include heated side mirrors, heated washer nozzles, headlight washers, and stainless steel skid plates and side sills. The Allroad provides 7.1 inches of ground clearance based on installation of standard 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The new Allroad features leather power front seats, automatic climate control, satellite radio, and a panoramic glass sunroof. The Allroad supplies 27 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and 50 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
The Premium Plus trim adds Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming mirrors, power-folding side mirrors, heated front seats, Homelink remote, power tailgate, triple-zone climate control, and more.
The Prestige trim includes a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, adaptive headlights, keyless entry and ignition, blind-spot monitoring system, rear park-assist sensors, and a navigation system with Bluetooth streaming audio and a reversing camera. Audi Connect service converts the Allroad into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and provides Google point of interest (POI) search and Google Earth imagery on the navigation screen.
A Sport Interior package includes 12-way power front seats and shift paddles. A Lighting package adds bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights and LED taillights. Additional upgrades include 19-inch aluminum wheels and rear side window sunshades.
Under the Hood
The 2013 Audi Allroad is equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 211 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission feeds power to all four wheels through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims the Allroad accelerates to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
An optional Audi Drive Select system gives the driver four vehicle settings: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual.
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi Allroad are 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The Allroad is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control system with an off-road mode, and rain-sensing wipers. Additional available safety features include rear side-impact air bags, as well as a reversing camera, adaptive front lighting, blind-spot monitoring system, and rear park-assist sensors. A Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, dynamic steering, and Audi Drive Select.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Allroad 5 (out of 5) stars for side-impact rating. Other NHTSA ratings were unavailable as this overview was written, nor had the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluated this model.