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30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: Ride And Handling
30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: Ride And Handling

After spending a few weeks with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we've grown to appreciate how, from choppy, rutted unpaved access roads to nicely surfaced curving blacktop, this stocky wagon manages to handle surprisingly well, without punishing passengers or transmitting too much road noise into the cabin...Read More»

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The Trip So Far: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we hit the halfway point in our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we thought it would be a good time to grab some of our editors together on video for a discussion about our experience so far, and about the Allroad in general. Editorial director Marty Padgett gave us a breakdown on what the...Read More»

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30 Days Of Allroad: What We Do (And Don't) Like About Audi MMI

If you're cross-shopping new cars—luxury cars, especially—one thing you might find surprising is that while cars have more features than ever, the number of buttons on the dash has really decreased. That's because, for better or worse, many features—especially audio, but...Read More»

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30 Days Of Allroad: Audi Connect Brings The Hotspot Along

If you get a new Audi Allroad, you might find that you're asked to drive a little more often—especially once your friends or family find out that you carry around your own always hotspot. We've already noticed—in drives of various Audi models, and in the 2013 Audi Allroad that we have...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Gas Mileage Run

Our 2013 Audi Allroad arrived with EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 27 highway, and the way we’ve been driving it, we didn’t seriously think we’d come close to meeting them. Yet in 462 miles so far—mostly rapid, short suburban and urban errands—we’ve averaged an...Read More»

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30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad: Photo Gallery

We are now just over a week into our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we felt it was high time that a proper photo shoot was done with the little wagon that could. Naturally we headed into the hills of the Pacific Northwest with gravel, scenic roads, breath taking views, and lots of greenery...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad Off Road: 30 Days Of Allroad
Taking The Audi Allroad Off-Road: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

Active-lifestyle people who hike, camp, rock-climb, mountaineer, or just explore really need to have a vehicle that is capable of getting them to where they need to go. This often includes a location that is off the beaten path. For many consumers, that leads to a local Subaru dealership. But what...Read More»

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Driving In Chaotic Traffic Nearly As Stressful As Skydiving, Study Finds

Driving can be an escape from some of the stresses of life, and a task that some find relaxing or invigorating in itself. Yet far too often—when traffic snags on the morning commute, or when you see that door ding in the parking lot—driving ranks one of the most stressful activities in...Read More»

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Audi Allroad Design Details: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

For those who want butch styling, all-weather all-wheel drive, and a wagon, the 2013 Audi Allroad just might be the right vehicle. But what makes an Allroad different from the other Audi Avant wagons, and are those changes functional or just for show? The exterior is where all the visual changes...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: The Past, Present, And Future Of Quattro AWD

To a certain kind of automotive enthusiast, Audi Quattro is one thing first and foremost: a rally-bred, high-performance four-wheel-drive performance car from the 1980s—and a performance icon to this day. But to the rest of us—and especially here in the U.S.—quattro [note the...Read More»

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Audi Allroad History: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we spend the month of June with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we feel it's important to take a look back at the history of this nameplate, and how it's evolved from one generation to the next. Back in the early 2000s Audi didn't have a crossover or SUV in its lineup, and at the time it didn't have plans...Read More»

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30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

While you may think we just spend our days driving supercars and taking high-performance luxury sedans around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, we also daydream of well-packaged wagons. To prove it, we are spending the next 30 days going in-depth with a 2013 Audi Allroad. Yes, we've written a full review...Read More»

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Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world, allowing us to speak directly with friends and relatives around the globe. The internet merged both of those inventions...Read More»

Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto in a commercial for the Audi S7
5 Cameos That Could've Made Audi's Spock Vs. Spock Commercial More Awesome

No doubt about it: Audi's new commercial starring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto is 31 flavors of awesome. Dubbed "The Challenge", the clip manages to work in numerous Trekkie gags while hyping the Audi S7. We even get a glimpse of Shelley, the autonomous Audi TT designed by Stanford University's...Read More»

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Audi's Smart LED Headlights Banned In The U.S., Okay Everywhere Else

During the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast, Audi debuted a commercial that put its massively bright LED headlamps in the spotlight. The clip's vampire theme was dull, but it got the point across: Audi has improved the common headlight. But Audi hasn't just made those lights brighter, it's also made them...Read More»

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Audi R8 E-Tron Co-Stars In Iron Man 3

Movies, books, and television shows can boost a brand to new heights. Think Risky Business and Ray Bans, or E.T. and Reese's Pieces. More recent examples of great product placement include The Italian Job, which helped relaunch the MINI brand in the U.S. Or Transformers 2, which wasn't...Read More»

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Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

Toyota RAV4 commercial featuring Kaley Cuoco
Super Bowl Ads: A Compilation Of Car Commercials For 2013's Big Game

This year's Super Bowl promises to be a good one. Chicken wings are flying off the shelves despite record-high prices. The Destiny's Child halftime reunion is -- for the moment -- still on. Oh, and there's a football game happening, too. That ought to liven things up. But what folks will really be...Read More»

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2013 Audi A4, S4, Buick Verano Earn NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The 2013 Audi A4, Audi S4 and Buick Verano compact luxury sedans have each earned the coveted five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Audi A4 and its sporty model the S4 earned five stars in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment...Read More»

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