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2020 Audi A4 allroad Review: A Stunning SUV Alternative

Those who casually dismiss wagons are not only misguided, but are also missing out on cars with an ideal mix of convenience, luxury, and practicality. The Audi A4 allroad sees a substantial facelift for 2020 and looks more attractive and capable than ever. Competing with such powerhouses as the Volvo V60 Cross Country and the Subaru Outback, the A4 allroad has come to the table with a comprehensively-specced three-model range that covers the safety and infotainment bases and then some. Where the allroad has an ace up its sleeve is in the styling department, luring buyers into the wagon fray with the styling of a crossover, but the handling dynamics of a wagon, bridging the gap between the current crossover craze and the purists who adore wagons of old.

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2020 Audi A4 allroad Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 A4 allroad?

Entering 2020 with what Audi modestly phrases as a facelift, the entire A4 family has actually undergone extensive plastic surgery, emerging with a larger grille, reshaped headlamps, LED trim, and modern, stylized rear LEDs. The side profile has also been tweaked to show off leaner, meaner shoulder lines. The interior hasn't been neglected, either, and the allroad now has a 10.1-inch touchscreen installed with Audi's MMI infotainment system. While Europe's wagons will get more options for what goes under the hood, the U.S. keeps the 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor from 2019 - which isn't a bad thing at all.

Pros and Cons

  • Superb practicality
  • Superior cabin quality
  • Impressive performance without sacrificing driving comfort
  • Well-specified from the base model
  • Crossover practicality, car-like driving dynamics
  • Less cargo space than rival wagons
  • Not as plush as some rivals

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2020 Audi A4 allroad Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Premium 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$44,600
Prestige 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$44,600
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$44,600
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2020 A4 allroad Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 187.0 in
  • Wheelbase 110.9 in
  • Height 58.8 in
  • Max Width 72.5 in
  • Front Width 62.1 in
  • Rear Width 61.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,825.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Florett Silver Metallic +$595
  • Glacier White Metallic +$595
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic +$595
  • Mythos Black Metallic +$595
  • Navarra Blue Metallic +$595
  • Terra Gray Metallic +$595
  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White

2020 A4 allroad Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    7-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Audi has managed to really marry a sedan-like driving style with the benefits of a lifted wagon, and the result is a really pleasant, silky, and balanced drive. There's more than enough grip going into, and coming out of corners. It also manages to iron out bumps and road irregularities before they get to the cabin, thanks in part to the standard suspension with damper control. SUV-like characteristics shine through in the allroad's ability to tackle slightly rougher terrain, and with various driving modes to choose from (namely comfort, auto, dynamic, individual and offroad), the allroad proves itself to be an all-rounder, combining traction control, hill descent control, and stability control to take on adverse weather conditions or mild-off-roading adventures.

2020 A4 allroad Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.3 in
  • Front Head Room 39.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 35.7 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.4 in

2020 A4 allroad Trunk and Cargo Space

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2020 A4 allroad Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating

Verdict: 🏁Is 2020 Audi A4 allroad a good car?

With the steady decrease in popularity for sedans in the US and the converse upsurge of interest in crossover SUVs, the A4 allroad offers an interesting alternative to those looking for a family-oriented vehicle with versatile cargo space, safety, and a great driving experience. Audi has managed to tick all of these boxes with the allroad, providing enough space for a family of five and cargo space that rivals some smaller SUVs - all while retaining the good looks and smooth drive of a sedan. The standard quattro all-wheel-drive system means it is also a competent all-weather driver, and the capable engine under the hood makes for an easy cruise, even when fully laden. While some rivals may offer a more opulent cabin - and many SUVs will counter with added off-roading prowess and versatility - there's really nothing overly flawed about this wagon, especially now that our gripes with the 2019 infotainment system have been appeased. If you're not finding the idea of a wagon palatable, you should take one for a test drive before making up your mind. The allroad will surely surprise you.

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2020 Audi A4 allroad Comparisons

Subaru Outback Subaru
Audi Q5
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Audi A4 allroad261 hp23/30 mpg$45,500
Subaru Outback 182 hp26/33 mpg$27,645
Audi Q5 201 hp23/29 mpg$43,500

2020 Audi A4 allroad vs Subaru Outback

A rather glaring difference between the A4 allroad and Subaru's crossover offering, is the price. Entry-level Outbacks cost only $26,645 - a rather large gap to the $44,600 starting price of the base A4 allroad. For this affordable price, the Outback covers only the basics of safety and infotainment, with the allroad coming much better equipped off the factory floor even at entry point to the range. Upfitting the Outback to be on par with the top-spec allroad will cost you less than the fully-loaded allroad, regardless. Still, the Outback offers much more impressive cargo space and the ability to tow between 2,700 lbs and 3,500 lbs depending on powertrain (where the allroad isn't rated for towing at all). Speaking of which, the Subaru allows for a choice between two engines, with only the turbocharged 2.4-liter mill making more torque than the allroad by 4 lb-ft. The flip side of this coin is far better gas mileage, however, with the Outback achieving 26/33/29 mpg with it's weaker base engine. Picking either will come down to your specific needs: want a spacious cargo area that can also haul your boat on family vacations? Go with the Outback. If you want a glorified soccer-mom car that looks like an executive and behaves like one too, pick the allroad.

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2020 Audi A4 allroad vs Audi Q5

Midsize families looking for space and versatility can readily compare wagons and compact SUVs, as the benefits of either tend to overlap. Such is the case with these two Germans, who share a powertrain and, as a result, performance figures too. Surprisingly, the Q5 only offers a cubic foot more for cargo behind the rear seats, and with the back row folded down, offers five less than the wagon. And, due to its larger body and heftier curb weight, the Q5 is thirstier too, with EPA ratings of 22/28/24 mpg as opposed to the allroad's 23/31/26 mpg. Both Audi's mirror each other in terms of features by trim, but where the Q5 excels is in its 8.2 inches of ground clearance, which is a good 1.7 inches more than the allroad. The choice between the A4 allroad and the Q5 really comes down to your lifestyle here (as price differences are around $1,300 with the Q5 being cheaper), where the Q5 offers a bit more leeway for mild off-road adventure, and the allroad keeps it a little more urban. If it were up to us, though, we'd give the A4 allroad a space in our garage for the suave practicality it pulls off so beautifully.

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