The Audi A6 Allroad Is Officially Safer Than Most SUVs

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Just another reason why wagons rock.

Along with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain and Volvo V90, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is one of the few luxury wagon models on sale in the United States. Like the All-Terrain and the Cross Country version of the V90, Audi has found a small niche catering to Americans who like the appeal of a wagon but crave the raised ride height of a crossover. The A6 Allroad is priced at a premium with a starting MSRP of $66,895, but there is a good reason why it's so expensive.

Audi has been on a roll lately with its safety technology and the A6 Allroad is no exception. The luxury wagon was just awarded the highest "Top Safety Pick+" rating from the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety. This award is very difficult to obtain, and just just another reason why wagon's are the vehicle of choice for the connoisseur.

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To earn the Top Safety Pick + rating, the A6 Allroad scored the top "Good" rating in six areas of crashworthiness performance. These include the small front overlap collision evaluations for both the driver and passenger sides, moderate front overlap, side-impact, roof strength, head restraints, and seat performance. With its standard Matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist and LED taillights, the Allroad also managed to score a Good rating on headlights, which has proven to be a challenging task for many automakers.

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In the front crash prevention tests, the Allroad scored a "Superior" rating thanks to its standard forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems. Audi's pre-sense system is capable of closing the windows and panoramic sunroof, tightening the front safety belts, detecting pedestrians and cyclists at speeds of up to 52 mph, detecting other vehicles at speeds of up to 155 mph, and initiating braking when a potential collision is detected.

The A6 Allroad also includes standard lane departure warning and a virtual surround-view camera system to avoid accidents while parking. It joins the A6 sedan and Q3 as Audi's other Top Safety Pick + rated vehicles.

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