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The all-new 2017 Audi Allroad is more wagon than sport-utility vehicle, although with its high ground clearance it will do anything a crossover SUV can, while displaying the superior road manners of a wagon.
The 2017 Allroad benefits from a newly redesigned adaptive suspension and a new quattro all-wheel-drive system that comes standard. This third-generation Audi Allroad is based on the A4, but features increased ground clearance and other features to enhance its capability on unpaved and primitive roads.
Allroad’s closest rival might be the Subaru Outback, another highly capable wagon.
The only engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic manual transmission. That’s an increase of 32 hp and 15 lb-ft for 2017, so it’s a bit quicker. The 3825-pound Allroad is quite quick, able to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 5.9 seconds.
Fuel mileage is EPA-rated at 23/28 miles per gallon City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined. We got a bit more than 26 mpg on the highway and offroad on dirt roads.
The Allroad hasn’t been crash tested, however the A4 sedan on which it’s based is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.