Audi A6 Allroad review
The Audi A6 Allroad is a posh and practical four-wheel-drive estate that’s a convincing alternative to the current crop of SUVs, but it’s pricier than an A6 Avant and only comes with two engine options.
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If you like the idea of a practical family car with a helpful dose of go-anywhere ability but don’t fancy an SUV, the Audi A6 Allroad could be your ideal car.
At a glance, the Audi A6 Allroad looks like an A6 Avant that’s swapped its trainers for a pair of hiking boots. It’s taller, comes with some rugged black wheel-arch protectors and a set of silver bumper and sill trims inspired by the solid metal skid-plates you’ll spot on hard-core off-roaders.
Inside, it’s business as usual, so there’s the same uber-plush interior as the standard A6 Avant and you get a triple-screen infotainment system with Audi’s signature Virtual Cockpit digital driver’s display.
Space in the back is just as generous as in the A6 Avant too, so there’s room for three adults to get comfy and a boot that’s easily big enough to carry all their luggage.
The Audi A6 Allroad’s plastic wheel arch extensions and rugged bumpers aren’t just there for show – its raised ride height and specific off-road tech means it won’t be fazed by a rutted farm track.
Under the bonnet, the Audi A6 Allroad comes with two diesel engines; a 45TDI with 231hp and a faster 50TDI version with 286hp. Both come with quattro four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Unlike the standard A6 Avant, the Audi A6 Allroad gets adaptive air suspension as standard and a hill-descent control feature that’ll automatically apply the brakes if the car’s travelling a little too fast down a muddy farm track.
You’ll also be able to tow trailers weighing up to 2.5 tonnes with the Audi A6 Allroad – should you wish to use your plush German estate car for more than just cruising up and down motorways.
For more information, read our in-depth Audi A6 Allroad price, specs and release date story.