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Used Audi A4 Allroad 2016-2022 review review

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Used Audi A4 Allroad 2016-2022 review review
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What's the used Audi A4 Allroad estate like?

Like jam on toast, Audi once thought to spread some 4x4 on its A4 Avant to sweeten the product. What came of it was the A4 Allroad, an estate car with a taste of SUV. Is it now a proper off-roader? Not quite, but it does possess some added go-anywhere ability while retaining many of its standard sibling's impressive merits. 

As with the original, this second-generation A4 Allroad gets jacked-up suspension (for better ground clearance), rubber wheelarch and bumper extensions and Audi's famed quattro four-wheel drive system. All of these features will be useful you're planning to go off the beaten track now and then.  

Then there are the 3.0-litre six-cylinder options, both of which are diesel. The 215bhp version is more common on the used market, but there's also a 268bhp one that's able to sprint from 0-62mph in a brisk 5.4sec. 

The majority of A4 Allroads on the used market are in Sport trim, coming with 18in alloy wheels, xenon headlights and three-zone climate control. Surprisingly, sat-nav is not guaranteed on all models, because it was an optional extra from new. 

The standard automatic gearboxes change smoothly, although the seven-speed unit in the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI can be jerky in stop-start traffic.

At motorway speeds, the A4 Allroad is very good at isolating you from wind and road noise. The suspension is quiet and deals with lumps and bumps incredibly well. There's more wheel travel than in a regular A4 Avant due to the increased ride height, and the set-up feels slightly softer. At 70mph on a motorway, the ride is about as calm and cosseting as it gets this side of a limo.

Inside, the A4 Allroad benefits from a thoroughly modern design and exquisite, class-leading build quality. The driving position is good, and there’s plenty of space for passengers front and rear. The dash looks classy and the infotainment system is among the best around.

Like the A4 Avant, boot space is rated at 505 litres, rising to 1510 litres when the standard 40/20/40 split rear seats are folded. Although that's more than you get in the Mercedes C-Class Estate, it's still shy of matching what the Skoda Octavia Estate and Volvo V60 have to offer. 

If you're interested in finding a used A4 Allroad, or any of the other cars mentioned here, head over to the Used Car Buying pages to find lots of cars listed for sale at a great price.