Can The Audi A4 Allroad Scratch Your SUV Itch?

With SUV and crossover sales on the rise, ultra-practical Estate cars like the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad might be flying under the radar.

For those who don’t want to drive an SUV( for whatever reason), yet still covet the practicality and ruggedness of a crossover, Audi’s entry-level Allroad model represents a great alternative, according to Carbuyer’s Ginny Buckley.

Aside from its high-levels of practicality and rear-seat comfort, the A4 Allroad will fall short of going where no regular Estate has gone before – which in this case would be places where you’d only take something with even more ground-clearance.

However, behind the wheel, Buckley did find the car to be extremely reassuring, especially in bad weather conditions or if you’re simply traveling on muddy or otherwise slippery surfaces.

She also mentions that in regards to cost, the A4 Allroad does hover close to Q5 territory, however those who primarily look at something like an Allroad (be it the A4 or the A6), tend to be less interested in owning a genuine SUV like the Q5 or the Q7.

Her final point is that if you appreciate the appearance of a jacked up Estate, you’ll find it a cheaper and perhaps more refined alternative to bigger premium SUVs.