2013 Audi Allroad vs. Its Competition

2013 Audi allroad
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Sporty wagons that shy from the SUV label still aren't all that common, but the Audi Allroad has competition from a few interesting sources.

Within its corporate network alone, there's the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen--yes, it's way downmarket, but given its available turbodiesel powertrain and its unique appeal, it's not that far off the Audi's psychographic trail.

You can put the Acura TSX Sport Wagon in the same pack, though it's automatic-only, and doesn't quite have the oomph or the handling excitement to keep things as interesting as the Allroad.

There's also the Subaru Outback, which underlaps the Audi's pricetag pretty neatly, also has standard all-wheel drive, and clads up a stock sedan in all-weather wagon drag.

Those are the practical alternatives: brand-sensitive types will veer more toward something like the Volvo XC60, a great crossover with appealing interior space and Swedish sensibility, and excellent safety scores and equipment.

Then there's the outre Range Rover Evoque, more an off-roader than the Allroad and more a fashion-forward statement, too--though it's a close call as to which one makes a more effective use of sheetmetal and trim.

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Quick Specs
8.4
A perky turbo four, composed all-wheel-drive handling, and a high-quality cabin make the Audi Allroad the best A4 you can buy.
8.0
For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality.
8.2
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
7.8
The 2013 Subaru Outback is practical above all: it's capable in all kinds of conditions, and has great interior space and standard all-wheel drive.
8.6
The 2013 Volvo XC60 carries on the tradition of Volvo wagons--even their top-of-the-class safety--only in a modern, fashion-conscious crossover.
MSRP From     
$39,600$30,510$41,145$23,495$20,595$34,350
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas Flat 4Gas I5Gas I6
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsCompactSport Utility 4WDSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSmall Station Wagons4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon Prestige4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic5-Door HB Pure4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i4-Door Manual SAWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
WagonSedanSport Utility VehicleWagon4 DoorWagon
Transmission     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualManualAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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