Does the Audi A4 Allroad or the Audi A6 Allroad fit your needs?

A4 Audi has built a reputation of making attractive station wagon models, but with the latest Allroad, they've taken it to the next level. The Audi A4 and A6 Allroad come with all of the benefits of a station wagon, combined with all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance, and improved off-road capabilities. They're a perfect choice for someone looking for those benefits of a crossover SUV, packed into an attractive and unique passenger car. This article aims to emphasize differences between these two models, and help you make the best choice for your next car purchase!

At first glance, these models might look very similar, with an attractive and modern design, but upon closer inspection you'll notice the more imposing and aggressive design of the A6.

It's roughly 4 inches longer in wheelbase and 7 inches in overall length, and 2 inches wider than the A4. This leads to a more spacious interior and cargo volume at 30 cf³ compared to the 24.2cf³ in the A4.

With its weight of 3847 lb, the A4 trumps the A6, which due to its size and larger engine, comes up to 4486 lb. Nevertheless, powerful engines and well-designed suspension make both feel fast and agile on the road, giving some performance capabilities to these family cars.

Powertrain:

Audi continues its trend of implementing a mild-hybrid system in their latest lineup, equipping the A4's 2.0L petrol engine with a 12-volt, and the A6's 3.0L petrol engine with a 48-volt system. Both vehicles come with a seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive with the latest ultra technology.

 The A4 Allroad has a power output of 248 horsepower, and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.9 seconds, with combined drive fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon. The A6 Allroad is considerably more powerful, delivering 335 horsepower, 0 to 60 mph acceleration in just 5.1 seconds, and combined fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon. Both vehicles are limited to a top speed of 130 mph.

Safety:

Considering that both vehicles scored the highest scores from the IIHS, with A6 Allroad awarded with 2020 Top Safety Pick+, you can rest assured these vehicles will keep you safe and use the latest safety technology to minimise chances of accidents. We will point out some of the key features that are available with either model:

 

     Full set of airbags

     Traction Control

     Stability Control

     Pre-Collision Safety System

     4-Wheel ABS

     Emergency Braking Preparation

     Post-Collision Safety System

     Emergency Braking Assist

     Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes

     Blind Spot Accident Avoidance System

     Lane Departure Accident Avoidance System

 

Trims and features:

 The Audi A4 Allroad is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The A6 is available only in Premium Plus and Prestige. When comparing the price, A4 is significantly cheaper even in the Prestige trim, than the Premium Plus A6, so if budget is a concern, you should keep that in mind. The following feature comparison will let you get a better picture of what you're getting with either model:

Audi A4 Allroad in Premium trim: 


     LED headlights
     Quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology
     A4 Allroad adaptive damping suspension
     Audi drive select with Offroad mode
     Panoramic sunroof with blackout sunshade
     Leather seating surfaces with contrast stitching
     Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense city
     MMI touch display with 10.1-inch center screen
     Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay     

 

Premium Plus trim

Audi A4 Allroad:

 

     LED headlights with DRL signature

     Audi virtual cockpit plus

     Audi phone box (signal booster and wireless charger)

     Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear - with Rear cross-traffic assist and Vehicle exit assist

     Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)

     Anti-theft alarm system with motion sensor and vehicle immobilizer

     Leatherette-covered center console and door armrests

     Driver seat memory



Audi A6 Allroad:

 

     20 inch 10-spoke-V-design wheels with 245/45 all-season tires

     Allroad-specific exterior kit - with chrome window surrounds and roof rails

     Audi virtual cockpit plus ( 12.3 inch LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Classic and Infotainment)

     Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System with 16 speakers, 15-channel amplifier, and 705 watts

      Top view camera system with Virtual 360-degree view

Prestige trim



Audi A4 Allroad:

 

     Matrix-design LED headlights

     Driver assistance package

     Navigation package

     Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with 19 speakers and 755 watts

     The top view camera system

     Traffic sign recognition

     Head-up display with navigation systems information

     Ambient LED interior lighting plus package



Audi A6 Allroad:

 

     Power soft-closing doors

     Executive package

     Driver Assistance package

     Head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information

     Dual-pane acoustic glass



Making the best choice might still be difficult but making a poor one will not be possible with these models. Built to last, provide comfort and excitement, the Audi A4 Allroad and A6 Allroad are truly great options for a compromise car. The main differences come in exterior and interior size, engine power, and of course, price. While the safety features are equally matched between them, more luxury features can be found in the A6 Allroad. Feel free to make an inquiry and we will be here to help you with any uncertainties you might have!