What Car? says...
The Audi A4 Allroad might seem like a bit of an oddball at first glance. It's a semi off-roader sat between the regular A4 Avant and the high-riding Q5 SUV – in effect, it's an estate car wearing Hunter wellies.
Many drivers clearly love them, though, because Audi has sold plenty of Allroads, presumably to people looking for something slightly more rufty-tufty than an Avant that they can use for going off the beaten track now and then.
It doesn't actually look vastly different to the standard estate A4, except for the rubber wheel-arch and bumper extensions that are less likely to scratch if you brush past a prickly bush on your adventures. Audi has jacked up the suspension slightly for better ground clearance and you get its legendary quattro four-wheel drive as standard.
It's important to note that it's not actually any more practical as a load-lugger than the regular A4 Avant (which we've reviewed in full separately). If you need more space for luggage and passengers, have a look at its bigger brother, the Audi A6 Allroad.
So, how practical is it exactly, what's it like to drive, and how expensive is it to buy and run? This Audi A4 Allroad review will set about enlightening you on all those points and more.
We’ll also guide you on whether it's better or worse in all the important areas than its rivals, which include regular estate cars, such as the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes C-Class Estate, as well as other off-road-inspired estate cars – the Volvo V60 Cross Country, for example.
If, after reading all about it, you do decide to buy one – or indeed a new car of any make and model – remember that we can help you to save potentially thousands of pounds on the price by checking out the free What Car? New Car Buying service. It could save you a small fortune without any awkward haggling, and there are lots of good deals on new Audis.
At a glance
|Number of trims||2 see more|
|Number of engines||3 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||33.6 - 48.7|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,823 / £4,151|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£5,645 / £8,302|
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