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2018 Audi A4 allroad

$44,500 — $47,200 MSRP
Wagon
5 Seats
25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Cargo-hauling ability
  • All-road capability
  • Good acceleration
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Comfortable front seats

The Bad

  • All-road doesn't mean off-road capability
  • Digital Virtual Cockpit is confusing
  • Numb steering feel
  • Backseat legroom is scant
  • Multimedia system is distracting
  • Premium audio doesn't impress
2018 Audi A4 allroad exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Audi A4 allroad
  • Four-door premium wagon
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Adaptive suspension standard
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The A4 Allroad is a beefier wagon version of the A4 premium compact sedan that has higher ground clearance. It comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, and it competes with the BMW 3 Series wagon and Volvo V60 Cross Country.

New for 2018

Premium Plus trim levels gain Audi Side Assist and Pre Sense rear safety features while the Prestige version adds lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, automatic high-beam headlights and traffic-sign-recognition capability. Ventilated front seats are now part of the Warm Weather Package.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.2)
(5.0)

A very fine car.

by Larry from Blacksburg, VA on April 29, 2018

It took me a long time to decide to buy this car. I compared it to a number of other premium cars including BMW, Mercedes, Infinity, Lexus, and other Audi models. I decided on this one because I ... Read full review

(5.0)

I use to own this car, now want it back.

by snithers from Calgary, Canada on December 29, 2017

I use to own a 2014 Allroad with all the bells and whistles. It only had 211HP at that time and it was plenty of power. The thing went like a rocket. Not that I have owned any sports cars in the past. ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Audi A4 allroad currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Audi A4 allroad 2.0T Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A4 allroad received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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