When it comes to off-road adventures, some cars trade comfort and convenience for capability, but that’s not the case for the 2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T.
This all-around performer delivers the same luxurious experience that Audi is known for, and adds to it purpose-built details to help tackle low-traction scenarios.
See how easy it is to push past conventional boundaries with a closer look at our 2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T test model.
2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Exterior
Starting with Audi’s popular mid-size sedan platform, the 2018 A4 allroad offers even more usability and versatility thanks to a wagon form-factor and additional ruggedness.
As the model name suggests, the A4 allroad is ready to tackle less-than-ideal pathways with increased ground clearance, strong underbody protection, and black cladding along the wheel arches and lower edges of the vehicle.
Of course, Audi’s signature design elements are still present on this luxury wagon, like the Singleframe grille, LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, rear privacy glass, and more.
Our test model came painted in an exquisite Moonlight Blue metallic color, and featured the optional Prestige package, which adds power-folding exterior mirrors (heated, auto-dim) as well as dual pane acoustic glass for the front side windows.
Other exterior features include 18-inch 5-V-spoke design wheels with all-season tires, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, aluminum roof rails, and front filler panel.
It only takes one look at the 2018 A4 allroad to know that this is more than a typical daily-driver.
2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Interior
While the exterior has been upfitted to better withstand rough terrain, the passenger area is as luxurious and comfortable as ever, featuring a variety of standard equipment like heated front seats, leather seating surface, and three-zone automatic climate control.
The front seats offer 8-way power adjustment with 4-way customizable driver lumbar support, and the rear seatback folds in a 40/20/40 split to accommodate larger cargo or adventure equipment.
As part of the Prestige package, our test model came equipped with the award-winning Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch digital display that replaces the traditional instrument cluster with vibrant, high-resolution graphics powered by NVIDIA. This screen delivers pertinent information to the driver, and acts as a supplemental hub to the car’s main entertainment system — Audi MMI with navigation.
The award-winning Audi MMI system is where you’ll find GPS navigation along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, streaming music apps, Audi connect services, and more. It’s one of our favorite in-car entertainment solutions thanks to its large, center-mount 8.3-inch display and intuitive MMI Touch controls which also recognizes handwriting. You have the option to manage many of the MMI features with voice control or shortcut buttons mounted on the steering wheel.
Other interior highlights of our Prestige package test model include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, LED interior lighting, manual rear side window shades, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.
After any strenuous outing, it’s always nice to climb back into the warmth, comfort, and luxury of the 2018 A4 allroad.
2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Performance
To meet the demands of off-road adventure-seekers, the 2018 A4 allroad features a redesigned 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. A 0 to 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds is achieved with the help of a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission that offers incredibly quick gear changes and confident acceleration.
Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel drive system receives a performance update in the 2018 A4 allroad, utilizing an electronic clutch and decoupling rear axle differential to provide fully variable torque distribution. This means you’ll always have the best available grip and stability no matter what type of surface you’re driving on.
The suspension has also been tuned to provide better on- and off-road comfort, now featuring adaptive dampers as standard equipment. Additionally, other architecture and weight-saving designs have been implemented to enhance the vehicle’s handling characteristics, allowing the driver to go forth with maximum confidence.
Of course, Audi drive select comes as standard equipment, offering preset and individual adjustments for the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering, as well as a model-specific off-road mode.
Fuel efficiency for the 2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T is an EPA estimated 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway**.
2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Safety
The 2018 A4 allroad is definitely a leader in vehicle safety, offering many advanced features as standard equipment, like eight airbags, Audi pre sense basic & city, electronic stabilization control, rearview camera, and tire pressure monitoring system, to name a few.
Our test model’s available Prestige package also adds a list of premium safety features including a full color head-up display, Audi side assist with pre sense rear, Audi active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, parking system plus with top view camera, and high beam assist.
These driver-awareness and active safety features go a long way in reducing travel fatigue — the benefits are especially noticeable when using adaptive cruise control to manage traffic congestion during daily commutes.
2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Overall
If your travels tend to have you blazing your own trails, the extra protection, practicality, and traction offered by the A4 allroad may be just what you need.
Starting MSRP for the 2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T is $44,500, and our test model came well-equipped at $56,650*.
See how this luxury wagon fits into your life’s adventures by visiting your local AutoNation Audi dealership.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.