2013 Home Rivals: Audi A6 Allroad vs Audi A4 Allroad
The German auto maker Audi AG, a division of Volkswagen Group since 1999 has made its own niche in the car segment. There is no luxury car which is not competed by an Audi at some level. The long history of Audi has made its place even more strengthened in the face of the new challenges that the car makers around the world are facing. Audi Allroad Quattro is an auto nameplate which is used for signifying the cars that have semi off road capacity. Audi A4 remains the flagship car in this nameplate. In this article we are going to compare how two major cars, Audi A4 Allroad as well as Audi A6 Allroad fair when subject to such an in house comparison.
2013 Audi A4 Allroad is being to be launched to replace A4 Avant wagon. Since its lukewarm response in the American markets, Audi stopped the releases of Audi A4 in their market but it did well in the European markets though. The new A4 allroad is based on A4 platform. The engine of the Audi A4 allroad is a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 211 hp of power and 258 pound feet of torque. The car has a standard all wheel drive that is mated with eight speed auto transmission with manual shift control. The new version is much faster than its predecessors along with greater fuel efficiency.
2013 Audi A6 Allroad is based on the A6 model line and is powered by a set of four engine options to choose from. It includes one TFSI gasoline unit and three TDI units. The power generated by these engines range from 204 Hp to 313 Hp. The engines are mated to the standard seven speed auto transmission and it also comes with the Quattro permanent four wheel drive.
A4 allroad definitely comes with a great cabin with the best in the class material being used on the inside. The space on the inside in terms of the cargo room is also quite ample. The car comes with more luxury quotient than the other regular models in competition. The car’s interior is clad in high quality material. Their are no other words for the A6 Allroad too. The car belongs to the same house and is from the upper series that binds more luxury and refinement in every aspect. A6 Allroad’s interior come with elegance as well as luxury. The A6 Allroad is much longer than the A4 Allroad resulting in more legroom and space. The amenities present in A6 are more precised and carry a class of its own. That’s what the extra bucks are paid for.
On the outside, Audi A4 Allroad comes with comparatively elevated height than the car it is supposed to replace. It comes with the 18 inch standard wheels although one could also go for the 19 inches as well as other custom options. The same holds true for the Audi A6 allroad as well. The exteriors of both models exude brilliance and luxury in every bit. For the one, who needs a compact wagon can opt for A4 Allroad but who loves to ride long journeys rather than in cities should opt for A6 Allroad.
The ride quality on both the cars is good but that comes at a trade off with the cornering capacity. The overall feel of the car remains one of the best in class.
The pricing has a substantial difference as both cars belong to same house but different families. The A4 Allroad is tagged at £31,380 whereas the A6 Allroad is tagged at £43,150. The Allroad versions were not available to US as the wagons did not received suitable audience few time ago, but the brand is trying again with new Allroads as the trend is changing their too and would be starting off with the A4 Allroad first.