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2019 Audi Allroad: What You Need to Know

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The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad owes its high ranking among wagons to its luxurious interior, ample seating space, user-friendly technology, and engaging performance.

Is the 2019 Audi Allroad a Good Used Wagon?

Yes, the 2019 A4 Allroad is a good used wagon. It retains the nimble, comfortable handling of the A4 sedan, while setting the bar for interior opulence in the wagon class. Plenty of passenger space, easy-to-use infotainment features, swift acceleration, and a great safety score are all positives for the Allroad. Minor drawbacks include slightly subpar fuel economy estimates and ownership costs that are high for the segment.

Why You Can Trust Us

We analyzed 26 Audi Allroad reviews – along with predicted reliability ratings, fuel economy estimates, and more – to help you decide if the 2019 Allroad is the right used car for you.

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How Much Does the 2019 Audi Allroad Cost to Own?

The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $34,100, or $6,820 per year. That’s the highest estimate in the class.

2018 vs. 2019 Audi Allroad: What's the Difference?

There are no major differences between the 2018 and 2019 Audi A4 Allroad.

Here are the key changes for the A4 Allroad over the past few years:

If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2016 Allroad, 2017 Allroad, and 2018 Allroad reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

How Reliable Is the 2019 Audi Allroad?

The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five.

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Which Used Audi Allroad Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2019 Audi A4 Allroad comes in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All three have a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive. While the base model comes with some attractive standard features – leather seats, a sunroof, and smartphone integration among them – it's worth springing for at least the Premium Plus trim to get a larger infotainment screen, navigation, blind spot monitoring, and wireless device charging. Some features, such as ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, are optional regardless of the trim.

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How Safe Is the Allroad?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Audi A4 Allroad the highest rating of Good in all six crash tests. The car's headlights received the second-lowest rating of Marginal for how well they illuminate the road ahead.

The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. The A4 Allroad earned the highest rating of Superior for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Allroad five out of five stars in the side crash test. The NHTSA did not conduct any other testing on the Allroad nor did it give it an overall safety rating.

Standard advanced safety features:

Available advanced safety features:

2019 Audi Allroad Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2019 Audi Allroad or 2019 Subaru Outback?

Choosing between the 2019 Subaru Outback and the Allroad depends on your budget and priorities. The Audi has much higher list prices, and it'll likely cost more than the Subaru in the long run. However, that extra money gets you a far more luxurious cabin and swifter acceleration. The Outback, on the other hand, comes standard with all-wheel drive and offers slightly better off-road capabilities and one of the largest cargo areas in the class. Both wagons have roomy, comfortable seating, composed handling, and a similar list of infotainment and active safety features.

Which Is Better: 2019 Audi Allroad or 2019 Volvo V60?

The 2019 Volvo V60 doesn't stack up well to the Allroad in most areas. The Audi delivers sportier handling, slightly more cargo space, a more habitable second row, and easier-to-use infotainment features. It has a better predicted reliability rating too. Both wagons boast a refined, luxurious cabin and have similar average list prices. The Volvo returns better fuel economy with its base engine and is available with a powerful supercharged option, but that isn't enough to recommend it over the Allroad.

Which Is Better: 2019 Audi Allroad or 2019 Audi A4?

The 2019 Audi A4 sedan ranks well among luxury small cars. Both it and the Allroad wagon fall within the same model line and offer pleasant handling, similar features, and a classy cabin. Each has ample seating space as well. The A4 comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 188-horsepower engine, while all-wheel-drive models feature the same 248-horsepower engine you'll find in the Allroad. The A4 is also available in a performance-oriented S4 variant, which features a 349-horsepower V6 engine. If you want a high-riding vehicle with a lot more cargo space, go for the Allroad. If that's not a big concern, pick the A4 sedan, which will likely cost several thousand dollars less.

2019 Allroad Performance

How Does the 2019 Audi Allroad Drive?

The Audi A4 Allroad's turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a good fit for this wagon in that it helps deliver brisk acceleration and sound power for cruising at higher speeds. There's a bit of noticeable hesitation and turbo lag if you step hard on the gas pedal, but that's not too much of a concern.

Like most Audi vehicles, the A4 Allroad wagon exhibits smooth, composed cornering abilities, while the standard adaptive suspension helps deliver a comfortable and forgiving ride. The brakes are strong, and Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system allows for some light off-roading.

Does the 2019 Audi Allroad Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2019 Audi Allroad Quattro returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Those fuel economy figures are on the low end for a wagon.

2019 Allroad Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Allroad Seat?

The 2019 Allroad seats five people in two rows. Both rows have ample head- and legroom, and the front seats are plush and supportive, keeping you comfortable on long drives. Even tall passengers should find enough space in the back seat, and three adults can sit side by side in reasonable comfort as long as the trip isn't too long.

This Audi's cabin quality is top-notch, with a luxurious atmosphere and high-end materials that are soft to the touch. Plus, build quality is outstanding.

Standard seating features:

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How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Audi Allroad?

The 2019 Allroad has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the highest rating of Good for its ease of use.

2019 Audi Allroad Features

The Allroad's infotainment system is controlled by a rotary knob on the center console rather than with a touch screen. The main knob is ergonomic and within easy reach of the driver. It's simple to navigate through on-screen menus, and all of the graphics look great.

2019 Audi Allroad Dimensions

Audi Allroad Cargo Space

The Audi A4 Allroad has 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 58.5 cubic feet with the second row folded down. That's about average compared to other wagons.

2019 Audi Allroad Length and Weight

Where Was the 2019 Audi Allroad Built?

Audi built the 2019 Allroad in Germany.

Read the full 2019 Audi Allroad review on U.S. News & World Report for more details, photos, specs and prices.

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