Audi A4 Allroad quattro estate: 'rugged and robust'
What the motoring press is saying about the new Audi A4 Allroad quattro estate
Price: £31,810 - £37,275
Pros: Spacious boot, decent equipment levels, surprisingly good off-road
Cons: Expensive compared to rivals, limited engine range, rear seats don’t fold completely flat
3.5/5, Carbuyer "The Audi A4 Allroad quattro is a rugged-looking car and a chunkier take on the Audi A4 Avant. It's aimed firmly at those who need some off-road ability but who don’t want/need a full 4x4 of massive dimensions, yet offers surprisingly little compromise. It nicely blends the upmarket Avant estate with a 4x4's traction and jacked-up suspension to offer an even more practical driving experience – if, arguably, a less exciting one. You can only get it as an estate, and with a choice of three engines (one petrol, two diesels). You won’t find a BMW or Mercedes that is a direct competitor for the Allroad, but the Subaru Legacy Outback should appeal to the same kind of buyer."
4/5, Auto Express "Historically German cars are setup to have a very firm, sporty ride, which is fine on the super-smooth Autobahn and during hard cornering, but pretty uncompromising on Britain's scarred and rutted A-roads. The allroad is different. Its raised ride height allows the suspension more travel, making the ride a softer and more supple. Quite simply it's the best riding A4 you can buy."
3/5, What Car? "The A4 Allroad offers some of the image and mud-plugging ability of a traditional 4x4 in a less controversial estate body. It also has a practical boot, strong engines and plenty of standard equipment."
4/5 Parker’s "The A4 Allroad offers some of the image and mud-plugging ability of a traditional 4x4 in a less controversial estate body. It also has a practical boot, strong engines and plenty of standard equipment." ·