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The Ultimate Build: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

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We're now in the second half of our 30 days with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we've covered a lot of ground already--we've taken the Allroad off-road, connected to the Internet while on the go, performed a gas-mileage run and worked out the cost of ownership.

But what about the ultimate version? What does a fully optioned Allroad cost, and what's included?

While our 2013 Audi Allroad is a mid-trim Premium Plus model, for this exercise you would start with an Allroad with the Prestige Package priced from $48,880. For those keeping score, that's $9,200 more than a base Allroad. For that extra cash, your Allroad would include adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, Audi MMI navigation plus with voice control, Audi Connect with a six-month trail subscription, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi's advanced key system with keyless start, and Audi side assist.

Moving on to the exterior, a metallic paint color would add quite a bit to the sticker price. In this scenario, we would choose Glacier White metallic paint for an extra $1,000. If you wanted to defeat the purpose of the Allroad, you could change its personality by opting to paint the plastic cladding for $1,000, but this would limit your paint color options.

To give the ultimate Allroad a different stance, we would upgrade from the standard 18-inch five-arm rotor wheels to the 19-inch five-arm structure wheels with summer tires for $800.

Inside, we would upgrade the standard aluminum trim to layered oak wood inlays for $850. Keeping the kiddos cool in the summer would be the manual rear-side window shades for $250, and keeping them extra safe would be the $350 rear-passenger thorax side airbags.

Kicking our our Allroad's technology up a notch would be the $3,250 Driver Assist package with Audi's adaptive cruise control with stop and go, dynamic steering, and Audi drive select.

So configured, an Allroad would sport a price tag of $55,775. That's not cheap, especially if you've taken a look at how fast the Allroad depreciates. But it is a very nice family hauler for those snowy weekends on the mountain, or those summer hiking trips.

Stay tuned for more. Follow our 2013 Audi Allroad run here, and as always, follow The Car Connection on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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