2019 Audi Allroad

#2 in Wagons

Rankings & Research

The 2019 Audi Allroad ranked #2 in Wagons. Currently the Audi Allroad has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.7

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.5
Safety: 9.8
Reliability:
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2019 Audi Allroad Review

The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad is one of our highest-rated wagons. It's athletic and versatile, plus it comes with the kind luxury you expect in a vehicle sporting the Audi badge.

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale interior
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Comfortable seats and smooth ride
  • Composed handling
  • Some initial hesitation to accelerate
  • Below-average fuel economy

Is the Audi Allroad a Good Car?

Yes, the Audi Allroad is a good wagon. It rides smoothly and handles well, and it's not entirely useless in off-road situations either. Inside, the Allroad resembles the A4 sedan on which it is based; it's upscale and offers plenty of tech features. It also has two rows of adult-friendly seats and ample cargo capacity. This Audi isn't perfect, but it's one of the most well-rounded wagons you can buy.

Should I Buy the Audi Allroad?

If you're looking for a wagon, then it's hard to look past this Audi. The main sticking point for some people will likely be the Allroad's starting price, which is fairly high in this small segment. The Allroad delivers plenty of value even at its high price point. Still, you may want to compare it to alternatives like the Volvo V60 and BMW 3 Series to determine which wagon is best for you.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Audi Allroad?

The 2019 Allroad belongs to a generation that began with the 2017 model year. There aren't any notable changes for 2019, and heated front seats became standard for 2018. With that in mind, you can likely save thousands of dollars with a used Allroad, and you'll still get virtually the same vehicle.

If you're interested in a used model, be sure to visit our overview of the 2017 and 2018 Allroad. Also, check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about savings and discounts on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 24 Reviews Analyzed

Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. We combine the opinions of the automotive press with quantifiable data like crash test results and reliability ratings to form a complete picture of every vehicle we rank.

This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current Allroad generation, which runs from 2017 to 2019.

Why You Can Trust Us

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How Much Does the Audi Allroad Cost?

The base Allroad costs $45,700. That makes it more expensive than most wagons, though in fairness, several members of the wagon class are not from luxury brands. The range-topping Allroad Prestige starts at $53,900. That's less than you'll pay for a Volvo wagon's top trim, but it's more than most other wagons cost on the high end.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Audi dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Audi deals page.

Audi Allroad Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Audi Allroad or Volvo V60?

The Volvo V60 carries a lower starting price than the Allroad by several thousand dollars. This Volvo is also more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the Audi. However, the Allroad comes with more standard features, including an easier-to-use infotainment system. Its rear seats are more adult-friendly than the Volvo's, and it provides more cargo space as well. These are both good wagons. The Allroad is a bit better overall, but it may not be worth the extra money for every buyer.

Which Is Better: Audi Allroad or BMW 3 Series?

The BMW 3 Series matches up well with the Allroad. In addition to sedan and hatchback body styles, BMW also offers the 3 Series Sport Wagon. It gets better fuel economy than the Allroad with a similar power output, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive. The 3 Series is upscale, stylish, and comfortable. It also offers more cargo space then the Audi. The Allroad comes with some extra standard features, like leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. At the end of the day, the Allroad is a slightly better choice, but you can make a solid case for either car.

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Allroad Interior

How Many People Does the Allroad Seat?

The Allroad seats five people. The front seats are supportive, and both rows of seats have plenty of legroom. The rear seats also have ample headroom for taller passengers. The only time the Allroad feels cramped is when three adults are sitting in the back seat, but even that is only a problem on longer drives.

Allroad and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the Allroad. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Allroad's LATCH system the highest rating of Good for ease of use.

Allroad Interior Quality

Like many other Audi models, the A4 Allroad features a premium interior. It's attractive and stylish, and top-notch materials cover almost every surface.

Allroad Cargo Space

This Audi falls in line with most other wagons, cargo-wise. It provides just over 24 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is enough for the family's vacation luggage or some larger outdoor gear. Fold the rear seats down, and you get more than 58 cubic feet of room.

Allroad Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include a panoramic sunroof and Audi’s MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch display, a 10-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

Available features include Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster and an upgraded MMI infotainment system with an 8.3-inch display screen, handwriting recognition, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, and navigation.

You control the MMI infotainment system with a knob on the center console, and it works better than some rivals' setups. The screen has sharp graphics, and the controls are easy to reach.

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Allroad Performance

Allroad Engine: Strong Enough, and Decently Quick

The A4 Allroad features a 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers enough power for daily driving, and the car feels adequately strong when cruising on the highway. Acceleration is fairly quick, though there is some initial hesitation when you mash the gas pedal.

Allroad Gas Mileage: Unimpressive by Class Standards

Fuel economy estimates for the 2019 Allroad aren't yet available, but the nearly identical 2018 model got worse gas mileage than most other wagons, at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

Allroad Ride and Handling: Sportier Than You'd Expect

This Audi wagon feels composed around turns, and its strong brakes provide confident stopping power. The ride is smooth, and this Audi handles inclement weather without issue thanks to its Quattro all-wheel drive system. The Allroad can even handle some light off-roading.

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Allroad Reliability

Is the Audi Allroad Reliable?

The 2019 Allroad has a three out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power, which is about average for all new cars.

Audi Allroad Warranty

Audi covers the Allroad with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

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Allroad Safety

Allroad Crash Test Results

The 2019 Allroad earned the highest rating of Good in every Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test.

Allroad Safety Features

Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, Audi Pre Sense Basic, and Audi Pre Sense City. Pre Sense Basic readies the car in the event of an imminent collision by closing the windows and sunroof, tightening the seat belts, and activating the hazard lights. Pre Sense City includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection.

Available features include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, turn assist, collision avoidance assist, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, a surround-view parking camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and vehicle exit assist. Another option is Audi Pre Sense Rear, which is essentially Pre Sense Basic for imminent rear-end collisions.

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Which Audi Allroad Model Is Right for Me?

There are three Audi A4 Allroad trims to choose from, and the only real differences involve feature availability. All three trims have the same 248-horsepower turbo-four engine, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive.

The Premium Plus and Prestige trims are the two that most buyers should consider. The Prestige trim comes with some infotainment and active safety features not available in the lower trims, but the Premium Plus trim also comes with an impressive standard features list of its own. Whether or not the Prestige's additional features justify the extra $3,300 it costs is up to you.

Audi Allroad Premium

The A4 Allroad Premium carries a base price of $45,700. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, and Audi Pre Sense Basic and City. The base trim also features Audi’s MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch display, a 10-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

For $1,500, the Convenience package adds satellite radio, blind spot monitoring, and Audi Pre Sense Rear.

Audi Allroad Premium Plus

The A4 Allroad Premium Plus starts at $50,600. In addition to the base trim's features, the Premium Plus comes with voice control, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, and a hands-free power liftgate. This trim also adds several safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, Audi Pre Sense Rear, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and vehicle exit assist.

There are a couple of option packages available. The Warm Weather package adds ventilated front sport seats for $1,450. For $750, the Cold Weather package adds heated seats and a heated steering wheel.

Audi Allroad Prestige

The A4 Allroad Prestige starts at $53,900. The Prestige comes with all of the lower trims' features as well as Audi's Virtual Cockpit, adaptive cruise control, turn assist, collision avoidance assist, a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, a surround-view parking camera, and an upgraded MMI infotainment system with an 8.3-inch display, navigation, and handwriting recognition.

The Cold and Warm Weather packages are available in the Prestige trim, and they cost the same as they do in the Premium Plus.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Audi dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Audi deals page.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad is a great wagon. It does the typical wagon things, like provide a good amount of space for passengers and cargo. It also does the typical Audi things, like provide a well-appointed interior, a smooth ride, and engaging handling. Add it all up, and you're looking at arguably the most well-rounded wagon on the market. That's why the Allroad fares so well in our class rankings, and that's why it's worth a look from wagon shoppers.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad elegantly blends the amenities and ride quality of a luxury sedan, the utility and spaciousness of a wagon, and the adventurous attitude of a crossover SUV. Essentially a slightly raised, all-wheel-drive wagon version of the A4 premium sedan, the Audi Allroad is a special car that boasts strong individuality and practicality." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "You don't necessarily need to buy a luxury crossover SUV to get utility. Check out the … Audi A4 Allroad. This small wagon can haul a fair amount of stuff, and its extra ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive will help you out when the road or weather turns nasty." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "So who will buy one? Audi says its Allroad buyer is highly educated, typically male, and seeks a work-life balance suited to pursuing outdoor activities. We imagine the Allroad is a lot more fun to drive than a standard crossover on more forbidding roads, and you can fit a helluva lot more in the cabin than a standard A4." -- Motor Trend (2017)
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