- Waseem Sheet Metal
- Gorgeous interior design
- Carlike’s traits
- The powertrain is dated
- Difficult secondary controls
- Carlike’s traits
Square pegs do not fit into round holes. Yes, due to some kind of legal act, the Audi A6 Allroad is Technically four wheel car. But you know it’s not an SUV, we know it’s not an SUV, even dogs know it’s not an SUV, maybe because they can jump in the cargo hold without a ramp. The only people who aren’t sure what the current generation of the A6 Allroad is–the slightly raised station wagon–is the cool folks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The problem becomes, what are we going to do with a raised wagon at this year’s SUV party?
Well, we let her in because we’re not pagans. “Because the lines are blurred between the SUV and the cars, the raised camper makes a lot of sense here,” said features editor Scott Evans. “It’s polished and drives like a car, but has ground clearance, four-wheel drive and a large cargo area. It does everything you need.”
Yes this is the truth. The slightly raised camper does all of that, except for one very small thing: the driver can’t sit high. but you don’t need to To sit high, you Wants to sit up high. High chairs for infants.
So why not just name the Allroad the Best SUV of the Year, prove it’s a philosophical point, enjoy the bravery point accolades we’ll undoubtedly get from our industry peers, and call it a day? I said we loved this Audi. However, we didn’t like it. “Whether this is a wagon or an SUV, my luxury car shouldn’t shiver until it comes to a stop,” Buyer’s Guide chief Zach Gale said, commenting on the out-of-place and out-of-place seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the only available A6 Allroad transmission. “Look me in the eye and tell me that the average $70,000 luxury car buyer seeks dual-clutch responsiveness more than smoothness.”
We were also not impressed with the engine. “The biggest weakness of this car – as much as a luxury car – is its engine,” said Christian Sibo, editor of the articles. Things get a little rough and grainy as the tachometer goes up. Now look, the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6, which makes 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, is fine, until you realize that the Land Rover Defender’s 3.0-liter turbo/electronic supercharged I-6 engine produces 395 hp and 406 hp . lb-ft.
We liked the way the Allroad rode and drove, especially how quiet it was at the speed. Karlake, one might be inclined to say excessively. “The steering feels lighter than the Mercedes-Benz E 450, and the ride quality is very consistent,” MotorTrend in Spanish said managing editor Miguel Cortina. Several judges have commented on how flat the Allroad stays when turning around turns — although this is likely due to the fact that all actual SUVs lean a lot.
As always, we hold our heads in unanimous approval of how good the Audi cabin is. “It’s as if Audi went the extra mile inside this car,” Evans noted. Editor-in-chief Ed Loo said, “The electronics are amazing, especially the full-width screen in the dashboard.”
However, there is a lower screen – which looks great – that has caused quite a stir. “As in almost every other Audi now, there is no easy way for me to lower the temperature or change the fan speed without looking down,” said Gill. “This shouldn’t be that hard, and I shouldn’t have to stop my music (if there’s an option to control the volume).”
The other problem is that Audi chose to design this version after the current A4 Allroad, not the legendary C5-platform A6 Allroad that was introduced in 1999. The new A6 can ride up to provide up to 7.3 inches of ground clearance, but only at speeds up to 22 miles per hour. One in two decades can rise to 8.0 inches, regardless of speed. We’re not saying the new A6 Allroad is a step back, but Audi doesn’t advance to the final either.
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|2020 Audi A6 Allroad|
|Base Price / As tested||$66,895 / $71,990|
|Energy (SAE Network)||335 HP @ 5000 rpm|
|Torque (net SAE)||369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm|
|Acceleration, 0-60 mph||5.1 seconds|
|quarter mile||13.7 seconds @ 102.8 mph|
|Braking, 0-60 mph||119 feet|
|lateral acceleration||0.82 g (average)|
|MT number eight||26.5 seconds @ 0.68 g (average)|
|EPA City / Hwy / Comb||20/26/22 mpg|
|car layout||Front Drive Wagon, 4WD, 5 Pass, 4 Door|
|Engine / Transmission||3.0L Turbo DOHC 24-Valve V-6/7 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic|
|Curb Weight (F/R Dist)||4,495 lbs (52/48%)|
|Length x width x height||194.9 x 74.9 x 58.9 inches|
|Energy cons, city/highway||169/130 kWh/100 miles|
|CO2 emissions, comb||0.87 lb/mile|