Audi A6 Allroad Review
The new Audi A6 Allroad is a car that doesn’t come with any pretensions. Available as a Quattro estate, it’s an all-rounder that is practical and comfortable, and which comes with Audi’s prestigious badge appeal. Higher priced than some of its rivals, the key question is whether this 4×4 estate is better as a 4×4 or an estate. Let’s take a closer look.
Audi A6 Allroad Test Drive
First things first, the 2015 Audi A6 Allroad isn’t particularly exciting to drive. It’s comfortable and it’s smooth, but it isn’t going to win any awards for offering exhilarating performance. With that said, it’s still a good drive, with diesels offering enough power to ensure that this car gets kudos as a steady cruiser. It’s not sports car, but then again – it isn’t meant to be.
Thanks to the introduction of an impressive aluminium bonnet, it’s lighter than last time, whilst further additions – including a new front wing and door parts – ensure that it weights in at 1,855kg, which mean it’s shed 70kg of weight. There is more body lean than the standard car, and the steering does feel fairly bulky, but these are minor things that distance it from the A6 Avant. Other than that, it doesn’t feel all that different to its bigger brother. It also comes with 18” alloys and 4WD, whilst in terms of engines, the 3.0-litre diesel will be the top seller. It develops 242bhp and can get drivers to 62mph from rest in 6.6 seconds. The car also comes with good grip and adjustable suspension that allows it to be a decent off-roader.
Immense Estate Practicality with the Audi A6 Allroad
The new Audi A6 Allroad estate might not be the best looking Audi ever, but one of the reasons it remains hugely popular with families is because of its practicality. Passenger and luggage space is immense as always, with versatility also another key selling point. Four adults can sit comfortably in the front and rear, whilst even five could squeeze in at a pinch without feeling too stiff after longer journeys.
Audi have really given thought to the rear passengers here so that they don’t lose out on too many of the mod cons which have invariably ended up in the front end. This means that rear passengers are treated to folding seats which ensure great practicality, whilst the two seats at the sides come with ISOFIX child-seat mountings. To further boost the versatility of their 2015 Audi A6 Allroad, the German brand have dotted numerous storage spaces around the interior, including a large cubby that sits nicely between the front and rear. These spaces are in addition to the monumental boot, which offers up 565-litres of space. Of course, size is relative because the Volvo V70 offers up an enviable 815-litres of boot space, but the new Audi A6 Allroad 2015 does at least get close to the 588 offered by the VW Passat Alltrack.
Facts and Figures of the Audi A6 Allroad
The Audi A6 Allroad for sale prices starts out from around £45,255 and rises to about £55,320, whilst buyers will be able to get hold of a used Audi A6 Allroad for a little bit less. Standard equipment across the range includes leather seats, Audi’s MMI Radio Plus system, sat nav, two-zone climate control, and hill-start assistance with parking sensors. And whilst the performance good, the 2015 Audi A6 Allroad is also fairly efficient too, with the 215bhp TDI emitting just 149g/km of CO2 whilst returning 50.2mpg.
One of the fundamental flaws of a good family estate like the Audi A6 Allroad 2014 is its high price, which doesn’t even make it competitive. Moreover, the starting price of £45,255 can easily be topped up by 10K thanks to some choice optional extras. With that said, it is a very versatile and very practical 4×4 estate that somehow manages to look both masculine and sophisticated. Handling is good, whilst the ride is nice and comfortable. The 2015 Audi A6 Allroad is no doubt a good 4×4 estate – but it’s also one of the pricier ones.
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