Looking Back: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

June 26, 2013
We are nearing the end of our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we now find ourselves reflecting on all the adventures we've had in the capable wagon.

From finding out that the optional grocery hooks cost $36 a piece--and that's before the $294 cargo net--to taking a closer look at the Allroad's history, we've definitely learned quite a bit.

We were also shocked to discover just how much the Allroad depreciates when compared to the competition, and that's before you take into account the substantial depreciation of its own sibling, the Q5 crossover.

We played with the Internet in the Allroad, and even held a video chat from inside the car.

Fuel economy has not only matched EPA ratings, but it's surpassed both the official numbers and our own expectations. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine has proven to be powerful and fuel-efficient, both around town and on the highway.

After we took a deep dive into the past, present, and future of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system, we put it to the test and took the Allroad off-road. It performed as well as can be expected. With 7.1 inches of ground clearance, full-time all-wheel drive, and skid plates, the Allroad was able to slog through the pitted Powerline trail at Brown's Camp just outside of Portland, Oregon.

The Allroad features an advanced infotainment system called MMI, though it's not all roses and cherries when one is required to use it on a daily basis. In fact, it can become downright frustrating.

We were pleasantly surprised to find the Allroad handles and drives nearly as well as the A4 Avant it replaces. Sure, there's a bit more body roll and lean, but even with the increased ride height it rides and drives more like a car than a crossover.

We'll continue to wrap our coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad over the next week. But for now, enjoy a look back at our month so far with this collection of Instagram photos, Tweets, and a YouTube video.


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