2020 Audi A4 Allroad: Review, specs and price

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Aaron Smith 

Automotive Journalist

April 29, 2020  at 9:36 AM

The market for SUV and wagons is growing at a rapid pace with the rising demand for such vehicles. The 2020 A4 Allroad is one of the most competitive carts introduced by Audi in the market in such a competitive marketplace.

Overview

The Audi A4 Allroad derives its appearances from the ongoing A4 series in the segment and has major rivals like Jaguar XF Sportbrake and Volvo V60. The current year’s Audi wagon comes with lower power in comparison to its 2018 predecessor. Fortunately, it does come with a few latest add-ons such as additional USB ports for rear-seat passengers, wireless charging, etc.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

The car comes with the same four-cylinder 2.0-liter TFSI engine and is capable of producing 248 hp and 273 lb-ft torque. It also incorporates Quattro technology and provides a combined mpg of 27. The current year’s model is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim with a starting price of $46,695 in the US and the top-most trim available at a base MSRP of $54,895.

What’s New

  • Power figures reduce in comparison to 2018
  • Rear passengers can enjoy the facility of two rear USB ports
  • Premium Plus trim comes with standard navigation system

Pros

  • Interiors are high-quality and well-built
  • Ground clearance is high
  • Handling manners are superb
  • The infotainment system is easy to use

Cons

  • Interiors are cramped
  • Transmission is slow at low speeds

Trims & Configurations

As mentioned earlier, the 2020 Audi A4 Allroad is available in three trims, namely, Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All these trims come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine capable of producing 248 hp and 273 lb-ft torque in the standard models. Each trims its set of critical features. For example, the base Premium model comes with a sunroof, which is panoramic, front seats which are heated, and many other features mentioned in the below table.

Trims Premium Premium Plus Prestige
MSRP (AWD) $44,600 $47,700 $53,650 
Key Features 7.0-inch color driver information display system Adds to Premium features Adds to Premium Plus features
  AUDI Connect Care Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster) MMI Navigation Plus System
  Adaptive damping system Audi Phone box Bang & Olufsen Premium audio system with 3D surround sound
  Audi drive select with off-road mode Hands-free tailgate release Audi Active lane assist
  Audi Pre-sense Audi side assist and Pre-sense Rear assist Audi Adaptive Cruise assist
  Ambient LED interior lighting LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights Top camera view system
  Three-zone automatic climate control Driver seat memory HUD with Navigation system Information
  Single Frame Grille Anti-theft alarm system Matrix design LED headlights
  Adaptive Cruise Control   Ambient LED Interior Lighting Plus Package
  Heated front leather seating    
  Apple Carplay, Google Android Auto    

Prestige or Premium?

According to the website, the most preferred trim is the top-most Prestige for long cross country tours. They recommend this trim because it incorporates vital safety features required for long-distance traveling and safety. They are not supporting the base Premium trim because it lags the critical safety features available in the Prestige trims and comes with essential driver assistance as well as LED headlamps.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

Also, the Premium Plus comes at $3000 lesser than the Prestige model. It lags essential driver assistance features available in the highest model as well as the renowned Bang and Olufsen audio system.

Engine and Performance

The current year’s Audi A4 Allroad comes with an inline-four TFSI 2.0-liter engine, which produced 248 hp, i.e., four hp lower than the 2018 models as well as 273 lb-ft torque. Also, the transmission of the current year’s models remains the same as in 2019,i.e., dual-clutch seven-speed S-Tronic.

The car is sluggish when driven at a lower speed but works well on highways and other free roads. The transmission setup allows smooth shifting of gears at high speeds. It provides a spirited experience while driving and at the same time, enables to maintain fuel economy.

Models

2020 A4 Allroad Premium

2020 Volvo V60 Momentum Wagon

2020 Mercedes E Class E450 4Matic Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige Wagon

MSRP

$44,600 

$39,650

$66,100

$65,150

Engine

2.0L TFSI Inline-4

2.0l turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L bi-turbo V6

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automated manual transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic transmission

9 Speed 9G Tronic Automatic transmission

8 Speed Automatic ZF 8HP70 transmission

Power (hp @ rpm)

248@5,000

250@5,500

362@5,500-6,000

296@5,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

273@1,600

258@1,500

369@1,800–4,500

295@1,500-4,500

The Volvo V60 Inscription and Jaguar XF are close rivals of the 2020 Audi A4 Allroad. Both of these models come with a shiftable eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the base model of Audi’s wagon comes with an automated manual seven-speed transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2020 Audi A4 Allroad comes with a combined mpg of 27 and a highway mpg of 34. These are possible with output power reduction and updates in the motor power delivery.

Models

2020 A4 Allroad Premium

2020 Volvo V60 Momentum Wagon

2020 Mercedes E Class E450 4Matic Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige Wagon

MPG (City)

23

23

19

21

MPG (Highway)

31

34

26

28

MPG (Combined)

26

27

22

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

14.5

21.1

19.5

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 352/474/397 334/493/391 401/549/464 410/546/468

Meanwhile, the combined mpg of the Volvo V60 and Jaguar XF is 25 and 24 mpg, respectively, which is close to the combined mpg of the A4 Allroad.

Interior

The seating and upholstery of the A4 Allroad are leathered up. The vehicle incorporates sufficient legroom and headroom for a six-feet tall person.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad Cockpit

The critical interior features include adjustable seats, sunroof, which is panoramic and triple-zone auto-climate control. The wagon comes with both tilt and telescopic steering wheel and an ideal height dashboard.

Models

2020 A4 Allroad Premium

2020 Volvo V60 Momentum Wagon

2020 Mercedes E Class E450 4Matic Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige Wagon

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.4/55.9/41.3

37.4/56.1/42.3

37.5/57.8/41.7

37.1/41.5/56.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.4/54.5/35.7

38.1/54.5/35.2

38.2/57.1/36.1

37.6/36.6/56.4

The infotainment system comprises of 8.3 inches MMI interface, touch, and navigation in the panel. It also comes with 12.3 inches Virtual Cockpit from Audi, which replaces the gauge cluster. Aside from this, the top-most trim incorporates a 19 speaker audio system from B & O along with Satellite Radio Sirius XM/HD, connectivity via SD card, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB.

Exterior

The rough design surely looks dynamic and represents an All-Terrain Vehicle. The single-frame Grille has been renewed for a more distinctive and sporty hexagon styling to endorse the newly sculpted design lines at the rear.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

The current year’s Audi A4 Allroad has significant and noticeable exterior features such as 18-inches polished alloys, dynamic range adjustment along with full LED headlamps, active turn signals along with LED taillights, LED turn signals that can adjust and fold with power and can offer ERVM heated auto-dimming.

Models

2020 A4 Allroad Premium

2020 Volvo V60 Momentum Wagon

2020 Mercedes E Class E450 4Matic Wagon

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Prestige Wagon

Curb Weight (lbs)

3847

3955

4,343

3885

Length (in)

187.5

187.4

194.2

195.1

Width (in)

79.6

72.8

81.3

82.2

Height (in)

58.8

56.2

57.7

58.9

Ground Clearance (in)

6.5

5.4

3.74

4.37

Wheelbase (in)

110.9

113.1

115.7

116.5

Other features include aluminum roof rails, mechanized tailgate, and windshield heated wiper nozzles.

Safety 

Audi gives more care and utmost importance to the safety of its customers, it comes with every shield found in their arsenal. If vibranium were to exist, I am sure they would line their car with it as well. 

Moreover, it passed safety tests of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA is yet to test and rate the wagon.

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock Braking (ABS) system with Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution (EBD) system with electronic brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system with a secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Advanced 6- Airbag protection system with optional rear-passenger thorax side airbags
  • Audi Pre-sense basic and city
  • Audi driver assistance systems
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock
  • Seat belt reminder

Head To Head Competition

2020 Audi A4 Allroad vs. 2020 Volvo V60

2020 Volvo V60

Volvo V60 trims are incorporate better power and safety features than the Audi A4 Allroad. But on close analysis, we can notice that Allroad leads in many major segments aside from safety against the Volvo V60. The Audi A4 Allroad has better built, return, and mpg than the Volvo V60, but the price of the latter is $4000 lower than the former.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad vs. 2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The appearance of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is sportier in regards to the A4 Allroad. The Jaguar is also better in aspects like performance, braking, comfort, and spacing than the A4 Allroad. At the same time, the former comes at a $10,000 price higher than the latter. CarHp would recommend this Jaguar trim against this A4 model 90 percent of the time.

Final Verdict

Audi admirers can expect the best from the Allroad model of the current year except for the performance reduction. It is a stylish and luxurious urban wagon that incorporates better mpg than its predecessor.

2020 Audi A4 Allroad

It showcases power, performance, and practicality expected from the models of the current generation.

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