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2024 Audi A4 Allroad: Review and Specifications – Off-roading in a luxury station wagon may not seem like the most logical thing to do, but the Audi A4 Allroad from 2024 was built specifically for this purpose. The A4 Allroad features a raised suspension that offers it higher ground clearance than the A4 sedan. This means that it is prepared for the odd grassy knoll or dirt path. We are not talking about rock-strewn paths like you’ll find in Moab.
Both all-wheel drive and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine come as standard features on this vehicle. The 2024 Audi A4 Allroad has sophisticated characteristics on the road in addition to its fast performance. Due to the fact that this is a long-roof model, the space behind the second row of seats can accommodate far more goods than in a sedan. However, competitors like the Subaru Outback and the Volvo V60 Cross Country provide even greater luggage room. However, Audi’s junior station wagon offers an alternative choice for customers who may otherwise go with an SUV because of the fewer concessions it demands compared to buying an SUV.
LED headlights are now standard on all Audi vehicles, and the company has also created a new Black Optic Plus option that comes with 18-inch wheels, black exterior trim, and a Manhattan Gray paint job. In addition to having black exhaust tips, the Black Optic Plus kit is offered in Premium Plus and Prestige variants. Both the Premium Plus model in the middle of the range, which is now included with the updated Bang & Olufsen sound system, and the Convenience package which is an option now come standard with adaptive cruise control.
The Premium Plus model is one that we suggest going with. It is a step up from the Premium model as it comes standard with additional features such as Audi’s cool Virtual Cockpit gauge display, lane-keeping assist, keyless entry with push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, a wireless smartphone charging pad, power-folding exterior side mirrors, and a memory seat for the driver. Additionally, it has a slightly higher price tag than the Premium model as its base. Additionally, we recommend upgrading to the Cold Weather option, which includes heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and all-weather floor mats.
The inside of the A4 Allroad is elegant and functional, and we would have a much higher opinion of it if we hadn’t already been exposed to the work of art that is the cabin of the Volvo V90. The inside of the A4 Allroad may not be gorgeous, but it is handsome, totally practical, well-equipped, and quite comfortable.
The rear seat of the Allroad offers roughly the same amount of legroom as the wagon versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-class and the Volvo V90, despite the fact that the outside length of the Allroad is much shorter than that of some of its rivals. In keeping with its status as a luxury vehicle, the Allroad is outfitted as standard with leather upholstery, front seats that can be adjusted electrically, a panoramic sunroof, and three-zone automatic temperature control.
However, the 2024 Audi A4 Allroad failed the test for the amount of carry-on baggage it could accommodate before we had even taken out our bags. Both the inside and exterior dimensions are more compact when compared to rival vehicles like the E-class wagon and the Outback. More surprising is the fact that it barely outperformed the sedan version of the A4 in seats-up load-carrying space, despite its purported 11-cubic-foot advantage in cargo volume; it accommodated just six carry-ons behind the rear seat, which was only one more than the A4 sedan.
Audi was one of the first manufacturers to introduce data plans and Wi-Fi inside automobiles, and the company has not ceased its pursuit of technological advancement since then. The optional Virtual Cockpit is the crown jewel of Audi’s MMI infotainment system. It is a high-resolution customizable display that is situated in the space that would ordinarily be occupied by the gauge cluster. It is possible to configure it to show either a digital representation of a conventional cluster arrangement or a display that is more focused on information and entertainment. This latter kind of display may include real-time Google Maps overlays of the local area. The infotainment touchscreen measures 10.1 inches and sits in the middle of the dashboard. It is compatible with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Engine and Specs
The 2024 Audi A4 Allroad is only available with a single drivetrain option, but it’s a nice one: a beefier, 261-horsepower version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the standard Audi A4, which now comes standard with a 12-volt hybrid system. Both an automatic gearbox with seven different gear ratios and the most recent iteration of Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive technology come as standard equipment. When we worked with older non-hybrid models, we noticed that the gearbox could change its attitude depending on the demands of the driver. For example, it could make quick and precise shifts when the driver was driving aggressively, or it could make shifts that were more relaxed and unobtrusive when the driver was driving in the city.
We won’t be able to test the Audi A4 Allroad with its updated engine until further notice. However, based on our prior experiences, the Audi A4 Allroad drives like a dream and strikes an excellent balance between ride quality and handling. Its cornering grip is sufficiently decent, which places it smack in the middle of the pack among the majority of its rivals. It has more of a car-like driving experience than an SUV does, which is something that appeals to us and that we believe will appeal to many other consumers as well.
According to projections made by the EPA, the A4 Allroad will achieve a fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. However, we won’t be able to determine its real-world mpg until we put one through our thorough testing routine, which includes driving at 75 miles per hour on our highway fuel-economy route.