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2020 Audi A6 allroad

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22 MPG
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2020 Audi A6 allroad Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Fred Meier

Audi is giving beleaguered U.S. wagon fans (I’m one) another reason to smile, confirming that the A6 Allroad wagon, a ruggedized version of its A6 Avant wagon sold in Europe, is coming to America for 2020.

Related: Hey, Cool Dad! The Audi RS6 Avant Wagon Is Coming Stateside

While the wagon is not sold here in its basic form, Audi also already has confirmed that the 2020 RS6 Avant performance model with a nearly 600-horsepower V-8 will be sold here. The wagons are based on the new-generation A6 sedan that got a stylish and tech-loaded redesign for 2019 — and they wear the new look well.

But while the RS6 is a go-fast wagon that will rival the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon and Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, the Allroad is a more practical mix — part luxury car, part sports sedan, part SUV. It will compete against Volvo’s V90 Cross Country as well as possibly the high end of Audi’s own A4 Allroad, and the Volvo V60 Cross Country and Subaru Outback lines. All are wagons with more SUV-like cladding, all-wheel drive with some light-off-roading tech and more ground clearance, but still with carlike manners and driving dynamics.

And 2020 revives the original A6 Allroad that came to the U.S. in 2000 and was sold through 2005, developing a small but loyal following.

Low and Sporty or Riding High

The 2020 Allroad will be offered in high-end form at launch with a lot of standard equipment. Power will be from Audi’s turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 putting out 335 hp and 369 pounds-feet of tor...

Audi is giving beleaguered U.S. wagon fans (I’m one) another reason to smile, confirming that the A6 Allroad wagon, a ruggedized version of its A6 Avant wagon sold in Europe, is coming to America for 2020.

Related: Hey, Cool Dad! The Audi RS6 Avant Wagon Is Coming Stateside

While the wagon is not sold here in its basic form, Audi also already has confirmed that the 2020 RS6 Avant performance model with a nearly 600-horsepower V-8 will be sold here. The wagons are based on the new-generation A6 sedan that got a stylish and tech-loaded redesign for 2019 — and they wear the new look well.

But while the RS6 is a go-fast wagon that will rival the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon and Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo, the Allroad is a more practical mix — part luxury car, part sports sedan, part SUV. It will compete against Volvo’s V90 Cross Country as well as possibly the high end of Audi’s own A4 Allroad, and the Volvo V60 Cross Country and Subaru Outback lines. All are wagons with more SUV-like cladding, all-wheel drive with some light-off-roading tech and more ground clearance, but still with carlike manners and driving dynamics.

And 2020 revives the original A6 Allroad that came to the U.S. in 2000 and was sold through 2005, developing a small but loyal following.

Low and Sporty or Riding High

The 2020 Allroad will be offered in high-end form at launch with a lot of standard equipment. Power will be from Audi’s turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 putting out 335 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque with mild-hybrid technology for better mileage. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive and an adaptive air suspension system are standard.

The air suspension can vary ride height from 4.9 inches up to 7.3 inches (nearly 2 inches higher than the sedan). Height varies among six drive modes: Auto (the most balanced) and Comfort (lighter steering and throttle) both dial in a 5.5-inch clearance. Dynamic tightens up the steering, throttle and transmission, and lowers the wagon 0.6 inches. Offroad adds 1.2 inches of clearance and Lift adds 0.6 more, both only at up to 21.7 mph. There also is an Individual setting that lets you mix and match.

Also standard are hill descent control, tilt angle assist and all-wheel steering, and extra configurable instrument screens that show longitudinal and transverse tilt angles.

Mildly Ruggedized Design

The vertical slats of the Allroad’s grille set it apart from the blacked-out RS6 grille and the horizontal slats of the A6 sedan. The Allroad gets wheel arches, lower body panels and lower bumpers in a contrasting matte gray (though you can specify body color if you like). The roof rails, as well as the front and rear bumpers, get aluminum-finish trim, and 20-inch wheels are standard.

Inside, the Allroad gets a well-equipped version of the new A6 interior with the sedan’s multimedia, and safety and driver-assistance tech features, as well as a standard panoramic moonroof, ambient lighting and Bang & Olufsen premium audio.

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Anniversary Edition

The A6 Allroad launch will include a special 20th Anniversary Edition with an exclusive Gavial Green paint color option (similar to the original’s Highland Green), a brown leather interior, ash wood trim and stainless-steel pedals.

The Allroad’s pricing and on-sale date are still to be announced. The 2019 A4 Allroad starts at $46,695 (all prices include destination). The 2019 A6 sedan starts at $55,095 with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and $59,895 with the 3.0-liter V-6.

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Recalls

The 2020 Audi A6 allroad currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Audi A6 allroad has not been tested.

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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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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