CARS.COM — The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad is a family-friendly vehicle that adds more functionality compared with the sedan version on which it’s based. The redesigned Audi gets some aggressive styling cues to complement its elevated all-terrain capabilities. While Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman called the A4 Allroad “a yuppie in expensive hiking gear” (ouch), it offers the utility of a five-seat wagon along with some ruggedness to make it a little cooler for those yuppie parents — and it ain’t bad for installing car seats, either.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- Its two sets of lower Latch anchors sit underneath plastic covers and are easy to find and use; three top tether anchors are midway down the seatbacks in the outboard positions and nearer to the top of the middle seat.
- Our convertible seat in both the rear- and forward-facing positions installed easily and fit well, with no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate the former.
- Our booster seat also installed easily on the wide rear seat; the seat belt buckles are on stable bases that — despite being embedded in the leather seats — are sufficiently far from the booster that kids should be able to strap themselves in easily enough.
What We Don’t
- The area where the Allroad gave us trouble was when installing our rear-facing infant safety seat. We had to move the front passenger seat forward, putting our 5-foot-8-inch tester’s knees about an inch from the glove box.