2016 Audi Allroad

Interior


#7 out of 9 in 2016 Wagons

$29,487 - $30,658

2016 Audi Allroad Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Audi Allroad was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.9

The 2016 Audi Allroad's interior has premium materials, excellent build quality and an eye-catching design, according to test drivers. Automotive journalists say the Allroad's MMI infotainment system has useful available features, sharp graphics and quick processing times, though some note that the infotainment systems in rival vehicles are easier to use. The 2016 Allroad's cargo capacity is below average for a wagon, and reviewers think the rear seat could use more legroom.

  • "… the Audi Allroad offers the same magic mix of materials, quality and design that keeps Audi interiors at the top of the rankings." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The allroad boasts essentially the same stylish, modern and comfortable cabin as other A4 models, complete with the latest version of Audi's MMI infotainment system." -- Left Lane News
  • "In typical Audi fashion, the 2015 Allroad's interior features a simple yet elegant design and top-notch materials. It compares favorably against rivals from BMW and Volvo, gaining extra points for its standard leather upholstery." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "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 (2013)

Seating

The 2016 Allroad seats five and comes standard with power-adjustable front seats and leather upholstery. Heated front seats and front sport seats with added side support are available. Auto writers report that the base front seats don't have enough supportive cushioning on the sides, so many recommend opting for the sport seats. The rear seat has enough headroom for 6-foot passengers, critics say, but rear legroom can be tight.

  • "The standard seats are rather modest in terms of lateral support, but the Sport Interior package's well-bolstered chairs should address any complaints on this front." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "In our interior evaluation, we found that the allroad's standard front seats don't offer much support. The Sport Interior package rectifies this, though, so check that box if you want seats that hug your sides in corners." -- AutoTrader (2015)
  • "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 (2013)
  • "Allroad has only adequate headroom for six footers, and legroom is tight behind taller drivers." -- Consumer Guide (2013 rear seat)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Audi Allroad include tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, iPod integration, satellite radio and Audi’s Multi-Media Infotainment system (MMI) with a 6.5-inch display screen. Available features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, push-button start, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and an upgraded MMI system with a 7-inch screen, navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, a DVD player and Audi Connect, which provides Wi-Fi access, traffic and weather information, Google search capability and Google Maps Street View images through a cellular data connection (subscription required).

The base MMI system has a dashboard-mounted control knob that reviewers say is difficult to reach. They write that the navigation-equipped MMI system's control knob is easier to reach because it is mounted on the center console. Some automotive journalists praise the MMI system’s crisp graphics and speedy response times, and they like that you can see Google Street View images through the navigation system. However, others argue that the infotainment systems in rival vehicles are easier to use. Some auto writers think the Allroad should offer more standard features for its price.

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  • "Although it requires a monthly subscription fee, we think the Google maps Street View image is one the best toys in the Audi connect toy box." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Some testers find Audi's MMI system complicated and frustrating to use. …" -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "Audi's infotainment system is known as MMI and consists of a central display screen and a knob-based control layout. On navigation-equipped models, the knob and related buttons are located between the seats on the center console, right where your hand comes to rest, and some features are upgraded. In standard form, however, the knob and buttons are placed on the dash, making operation rather awkward. Either way, the system benefits from sharp graphics and quick responses, though some may find rival systems a bit more intuitive." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "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 (2013)

Cargo

The 2016 Audi Allroad has 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet with them folded, which is below average for the class. Test drivers report that the sloping angle of the rear window can make it difficult to carry large cargo. Some reviewers note that the cargo floor is low, which is helpful for loading items. Auto writers complain that the Allroad offers little small-item storage. The 2016 Audi Allroad comes standard with a power liftgate.

  • "Regarding interior storage, the Allroad comes up a little short, with only small bins and door pockets for your personal effects." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "The ride height makes for a manageable liftover into the 27-cubic-foot cargo area." --Cars.com (2013)
  • "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 (2013)

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