Audi Allroad Interior
The majority of reviewers like the interior of the 2013 Audi Allroad overall, calling it well-built, with high-quality materials. However, some reviewers complain that the Allroad’s tech features are tough to use. While most reviewers agree that the seats themselves are comfortable, they also say that the passenger space overall feels cramped. A few reviewers also note that, given the Allroad’s price, more features should be standard.
- "The cabin is as well turned out as you'd expect, a veritable festival of high-buck materials screwed together with the precision of, well, an Audi." -- Car and Driver
- "The interior is flight-deck-sleek, in keeping with Audi's best practices. …" -- The Wall Street Journal
- "Like a lot of German cars, we wish most of the options were standard. When spending close to $40,000 on a family car, we think it should come with a backup camera and power liftgate standard." -- Popular Science
While most reviewers agree that the 2013 Audi Allroad has seats that are supportive and comfortable, several say that the passenger cabin feels small, especially in the back seat. One reviewer also complains that it is difficult to find a comfortable driving position. Though the Allroad has space for five, several reviewers say that the back seat can’t comfortably handle more than two adults.
- "Although the 2013 is slightly bigger than the previous model, the interior doesn't feel quite as spacious." -- Motor Trend
- "The tilt/telescoping steering wheel is a help for drivers; however, as it telescoped toward me it angled upward, causing my ultimate wheel position to be a too raised for my comfort (despite adjusting the driver's seat height)." -- KickingTires
- "For backseat passengers, the narrow center seating position combined with a large hump in second row's floor might make this more of a four-passenger car than a five-passenger one Audi claims it to be." -- Cars.com
- "Given that the allroad is a warmed-over A4, it was as though we had returned to an old friend. That old friend could use a little more rear seat legroom, however." -- Left Lane News
Standard features on the 2013 Audi Allroad include a panoramic sunroof, power front seats and aluminum trim on the dash and doors. Optional features include heated seats, wood trim and a 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system. To connect a USB device to the Allroad’s stereo, you must use a cable provided by Audi; a regular USB cable won’t work. High-tech systems like blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, the Audi Connect wireless Internet system, Audi’s Multi-Media Infotainment system (MMI) and navigation are also optional. The Audi Connect Wi-Fi system can provide wireless Internet for up to eight devices using the T-Mobile network. It offers real-time traffic and destination info, as well as Google search capabilities, and requires a monthly subscription.
Overall, reviewers say that most interior features on the 2013 Audi Allroad are a mixed bag. Most like the Google Earth image overlays on the navigation system, which are available with Audi Connect Wi-Fi. However, several reviewers point out that while the high-tech bells and whistles are cool, they’re also distracting, and some complain that they’re complicated to use. A few reviewers complain that, for a luxury car, the Allroad has few standard luxury features.
- "Audi's MMI control system absorbs most audio and some climate functions, and it is distracting. Interestingly, instead of a standard USB port, this car has an odd plug that necessitates the use of a proprietary cord to connect an iPod." -- Consumer Guide
- "2013-gen Audis with navigation (aka Audi Connect) get integrated Google Earth and Google Street View. … It's quite useful for city navigation because the turn-by-turn includes (where possible) photos of storefronts and other Street View information. This takes a lot of guesswork out of traveling, but it can be a little distracting." -- Popular Mechanics
- "To us, ‘luxury’ means an expansion of standard equipment, such as onboard navigation with backup camera, commonly found in substantially less expensive cars and wagons. But Audi's marketing executives seem oblivious to that concept." -- The Washington Post
The 2013 Audi Allroad has 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats. When you fold the back seats down, the Allroad has 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Most other luxury wagons, including the BMW 3-Series Wagon and Volvo XC70, offer more cargo space. While reviewers like that the main cargo space is easy to access, a few complain that there are not enough small storage spaces throughout the cabin.
- "The Allroad has a large cargo area with cargo cover. However, the forward-leaning angle of the rear window could hamper carrying large, boxy items. Cabin storage is subpar, consisting only of small door map pockets, glovebox, and center console." -- Consumer Guide
- "The ride height makes for a manageable liftover into the 27-cubic-foot cargo area." -- Cars.com