2016 audi allroad Model Overview
New for 2016
A three-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel is now standard on the 2016 Audi Allroad. Keyless entry and start and 4G LTE connectivity are now available as part of the Navigation Plus package. The Technology package for the Premium Plus now includes the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.
Essentially a raised wagon variant of the Audi A4, the 2016 Allroad is an all-wheel-drive, two-row crossover.
The 2016 Allroad is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 rated at 220 hp and 258 lb-ft that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is average for the class at 21/28 mpg city/highway. Since it’s essentially a wagon, the Allroad boasts generous space for four passengers and gear, with up to 27.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet when the second row is down.
Standard safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Blind spot warning is available as part of the Technology package in the Premium Plus trim and standard on the range-topping Prestige grade. Adaptive cruise control can be had as part of the Driver Assist package in the Prestige model.
The NHTSA gave the 2015 Audi Allroad a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars).
Trims, Packages, and What’s Standard
In the base Premium trim, standard features include three-zone climate control, a power tailgate, HID headlight with LED daytime running lights, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with four-way driver’s side lumbar adjustment, a panoramic sunroof, and Bluetooth connectivity. Stepping up to the Premium Plus trim adds additional convenience features like heated front seats, keyless entry and start, and driver’s seat memory. Navigation is available as part of the Technology package while the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system is a standalone option. The range-topping Prestige grade builds on the Premium Plus trim and adds navigation, the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, and blind spot warning. Audi Drive Select and dynamic steering are bundled together in the Driver Assist package along with a color driver information display and adaptive cruise control. A Sport Interior package is also available and comes with front sport seats, a black headliner, and Audi Drive Select.
What We Think
Despite its rugged looks and body cladding, the 2016 Allroad is nothing more than an A4 wagon slightly more ground clearance. In a comparison test that also included the BMW X1 xDrive28i and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the Allroad won because of its superior packaging, offering more passenger comfort and space for gear despite having smaller dimension on paper. The Allroad’s driving dynamics also impressed because of its agile handling, comfortable ride and high-speed stability; however, its steering isn’t the most precise and the X1 provided superior agility when on twisty roads.
The Allroad name plate is used in two models in the European market, the A4 wagon and the larger A6.
- Spacious interior
- Good driving dynamics
- Comfortable ride
You Won’t Like:
- Not as fuel efficient as a traditional wagon without the raised suspension
- No off-road capability whatsoever
- Steering isn’t that sharp