Audi Allroad Review
The 2014 Audi Allroad ranks 5 out of 10 Wagons. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Audi Allroad, as well as reliability and safety data.
While some competing wagons offer more cargo space, the 2014 Audi Allroad earns praise from reviewers for its refined powertrain and well-made interior.
The Allroad has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and test drivers say that the Allroad has plenty of power for accelerating on the highway. An eight-speed automatic is standard, which test drivers like for its quick, smooth shifts. The EPA reports that the 2014 Audi Allroad gets 20/27 mpg city/highway, which is less than what competitors like the BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon get. Test drivers note a little body lean in the Allroad, but also write that it offers composed, confidence-inspiring handling. Reviewers also say the Allroad has light steering that provides good feedback, as well as strong brakes.
Auto critics write that the Audi Allroad’s interior has a modern design, and that it’s built solidly from high-quality materials. However, some test drivers say that the Allroad could use more cargo space and a roomier back seat. While some critics think that the infotainment system could be a little easier to use, most reviewers like the navigation system, which uses a 3G Internet connection to display Google Earth views instead of the standard maps. The 2014 Allroad comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, Audi’s Multi-Media Infotainment system (MMI) and a 10-speaker audio system with iPod integration and satellite radio. Optional features include keyless entry with push-button start, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, navigation and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
- "In the end, the 2014 Audi Allroad caters to a very specific niche. If you're looking for a luxurious small wagon that's comfortable around town, fun to drive on back roads and built to weather the occasional off-road jaunt, the Allroad could be an ideal companion." -- Edmunds
- "You'll get better off-road ability and a lower price by going with a nicely loaded Subaru Outback Limited. Or, you can go the other way and get more power and sportier looks with the Cadillac CTS and CTS-V wagon." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "If you spend most of your time on road but seek a car capable of tackling the odd off-road excursion, the Audi A4 Allroad makes great sense. Watch the options list, though, as features that typically come as standard on rivals cost a good deal extra." -- AutoWeek (2013)
Other Cars to Consider
The BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon also comes standard with all-wheel drive, and it has a similar starting price. A diesel version of the 3-Series Sports Wagon is also available, which gets very good fuel economy estimates for the class.
Reviewers say the Volvo XC70 has comfortable seats and lots of cargo space. The XC70 has a lower starting price than the Allroad, and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
Details: 2014 Audi Allroad
The 2014 Audi Allroad seats five and has standard all-wheel drive. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission are standard on all models. The Allroad comes in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Allroad was all-new last year and has received only minor updates for 2014. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2013 and 2014.