2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon

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2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Rishabh Mehra

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SUVs and crossovers trying to look like big rugged machines have a strong foothold in the market. This SUV whirlwind has unknowingly opened the doors for station wagons in the US market as people want rugged-looking cars with luxurious appeal. 

Car manufacturers like Audi went ahead and filled the void between full-on SUVs and estate cars to give the best of both worlds in the form of the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad. As the name suggests, the A6 Allroad is based on the regular A6 and in addition, it gets all-weather drivability in the form of AWD system and a jacked-up ride with all the bells and whistles which one might expect from an A6.

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Pros

Premium interiors

Genuine offroad ability 

Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

High maintenance cost

Average ride quality over bumps

What's New?

Totally new model for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

152 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

369 lbs.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Dual Clutch

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3/13.3

dimensions

wheelbase

115.2 in.

length

194.9 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

57.8 in.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

96.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

25.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/29/25 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


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Styles

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Firmament Blue Metallic color 2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Brilliant Black color 2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Glacier White Metallic color 2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon in Carat Beige Metallic color
Firmament Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.1

Final Verdict

8.8

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Premium Plus

Premium Plus

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$65,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $65,900 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Prestige

Prestige

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$70,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7AM) Starting at $70,400 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.9

Overall Rating


The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is a great amalgamation of all of the best bits from the luxury sedan and rugged SUV world. It brings together the sleek looks of the standard A6 without overdoing the plastic cladding and an increased ride height which is even more than the Audi Q5 and when on the move the A6 Allroad can ride as low as the sedan, thanks to the air ride suspension. 

As the name suggests, the A6 Allroad is based on the regular A6 and in addition, it gets all-weather drivability in the form of AWD system and a jacked-up ride with all the bells and whistles which one might expect from an A6.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Front View
2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Rear View

9.9/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.9/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 

9.1/10
Competition

 

8.8/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Features

9.9/10

For the 2020 model, the A6 Allroad is offered in two trims namely Premium plus and Prestige and it gets all the bells and whistles carried over from the 2020 Audi A6 and some more. It’s highly practical on the inside, looks stunning and can actually go anywhere without compromising on driving dynamics. 

Model

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$65,900

$70,400

Features

Audi virtual cockpit plus (12.3" LCD digital instrument cluster) 

Adds/upgrades Premium Plus to Prestige

 

MMI® touch response with dual center displays (10.1" upper and 8.6" lower) and haptic feedback

Audi active lane assist with Emergency assist

 

Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System with 16 speakers, 15-channel amplifier and 705 watts

Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear10

- with Rear cross-traffic assist10

- with Vehicle exit warning10

 

SiriusXM® with a 90-day trial subscription

Audi adaptive cruise assist10

- with Traffic Jam assist10

- with Predictive Efficiency assist10

 

Garage door opener (HomeLink®)

Head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information10

 

Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk release

Power soft-closing doors

 

Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features

Contour/Ambient LED interior lighting package–multicolor

 

Top view camera system with Virtual 360-degree view

Dual-pane acoustic glass

 

allroad®-specific exterior kit–with chrome window surrounds and roof rails

Heated, ventilated eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment

 

Matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist

Heated rear seats

 

Advanced Airbag Protection System with six airbags

 

What do we recommend?

Go for the Premium Plus model for utmost bang-for-your-buck because the base trim, Premium, offers just the fundamental features. The Audi virtual cockpit is a must-have in the A6 sedan, which enhances the overall user experience. Furthermore, the Bang and Olufsen speaker system fills the cabin with rich surround sound - a worthy upgrade over the basic setup.

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Audi A6 Allroad is packing some heat under the hood. Unlike the regular base A6, the A6 Allroad is only powered by the 3.0L turbocharged V6. This engine is carried over from the previous-gen A6 and other sporty Audi models. The turbo is planted in the middle of the “V” which helps in quick spooling of the compressor which in turn reduces the lag and results in heightened throttle response. 

The engineers have tuned the engine in such a way that the torque band is super wide making the power accessible throughout the rev-range. 

The power delivery is linear enough and there’s plenty of torque that makes this engine tractable and easy to live within the city as well out on the motorway. 

Models

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

MSRP

$65,900

$54,550

$66,100

$65,150

Engine

3.0L V6 Turbocharged TFSI

2.0L 4-cylinder twincharger

3.0L V6 Bi-turbo

2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission (Go With The Manufacturer Coined Term)

7-Speed DSG

8 speed Geartronic automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

8 speed ZF automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

335 bhp @ 5500 rpm

316 bhp @5700rpm

362 bhp @ 5,500 rpm

296 bhp @ 5500rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

295 lb-ft @1500 rpm

Taking the horsepower per dollar rate into consideration, the Volvo V90 Cross-country seems to be the most value for money buy of the segment. The Audi A6 Allroad and the Mercedes Benz E-class wagon, both put down bucket loads of torque but in the Audi, max torque kicks in from as low as 1300 rpm which makes it a super relaxed cruise machine.

How fast is the Audi A6 Allroad off the line?

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad shares its powertrain with the regular A6. the only difference is that the A6 is sleeker and a bit more hunkered down to the tarmac. To compensate, the A6 Allroad gets air suspension as standard which drops the ride height to a bare minimum when blasting on the motorway.

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon 0-60 MPH In Just 5.1 sec

As the A6 Allroad is positioned as a go-anywhere lifestyle station wagon, it gets the intelligent AWD Quattro system which assists the estate to shoot off the line with a sense of urgency. The Quattro system shuffles the power cleverly among all the four wheels depending on the traction and the A6 Allroad launches ahead without any drama. In just 4.8 seconds, S4 hits the ton mark and the speedo keeps climbing until it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

5.8 sec

5.1 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

13.5 sec

15.5 sec

13.7 sec

14.3 sec

Top speed

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

Engine

3.0L V6 Turbocharged TFSI

2.0L 4-cylinder twincharger

3.0L V6 Bi-turbo

2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

6.6

5.9

6.7

6.1

The Quattro AWD systems prove to be the most efficient and better calibrated than other systems and this is reflected in the way the Audi A6 Allroad lunges and stays ahead of its competitors till the end even though the Mercedes is more powerful. 

What’s the handling like?

On paper, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad seems to be all the car one would ever need. The suspension is tuned to take up the roughest of roads with ease and also cruise effortlessly at autobahn speeds. 

Scroll through the different driving modes and the suspension alters the way the A6 Allroad rides. Air suspension soaks up potholes and speed bumps without breaking a sweat. That being said, those big 19-inch wheels do crash on some of the big craters on the tarmac but mostly the ride is compliant and comfy. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Front View

When in the mood for some spirited driving, the Audi A6 Allroad assists the driver and provides enough confidence to push it hard around the bends. There is an inherent body roll present which is inevitable due to the softness of the air springs and increased ride height. 

The steering is true Audi fashion is precise but lacks feel. It’s accurate and fast and reacts to the slightest of the inputs with positive feedback which makes it easier to place the nose of the car right where you want it to. 

What about the braking performance?

2020 Audi A6 Allroad comes with a superb set of anchors at the front and at the back making it a strong performer under hard braking. Emergency maneuvers don’t feel intimidating as the ESP program coupled with nicely calibrated ABS ensures that the jacked-up estate maintains its composure thereby inspiring confidence to the driver. 

The brake pedal has a nice feel to it and gives positive feedback, be it in the city or when hooning around the canyons. 

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Brake front 

14.8"

13.6"

14.2"

13.8"

Brake Rear 

13"

12.6"

14.2"

12.8"

Curb Weight 

4486 lbs

4127 lbs

4343 lbs

3885 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

110 ft

108 ft

114 ft

In spite of being the heaviest of the lot, the Mercedes Benz E-class wagon stops in the least distance. To handle all this heft, the big Mercedes is equipped with the biggest set of brakes in the segment and they do make a difference. 

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Just like other Audi cars, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad welcomes hybridization to the table. The 3.0L V6 engine is assisted by a mild-hybrid technology. A starter generator replaces the alternator and the starter motor and is powered by a 48-volt system that accelerates the start-stop function and also helps the station wagon to coast for about 40 seconds on the motorway saving all that precious juice in the tank. 

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

MPG (city)

20

21

19

21

MPG (highway)

26

31

26

28

MPG (combined)

22

25

22

24

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

19.3

15.9

21.1

19.5

Range (city/highway/Combined) (miles)

386/501/424

333/492/397

400/548/464

409/546/468

2020 Volvo V90 cross country by far is the most fuel-efficient estate of the lot, thanks to a small 2.0L inline-four turbocharged motor. But on the downside, it has a tiny fuel tank and thus it will run out of fuel first. 

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Interior

9.9/10

Just like the original A6, A6 Allroad is sleek and sharp on the inside and the materials used are of the highest quality. Leather and soft-touch plastics can be found everywhere, be it the dashboard or the door cards. 

Talking about the dashboard, it’s a screen fest nestled in between piano black inserts and brushed aluminum panels. The screens sit flush with dashboard and when they are off the whole center of the dash looks like one individual piece. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Front Seats

The seats are covered in the finest Nappa leather and are super comfy and supportive with enough room to muck around. The airiness of the cabin is accentuated by the immense glass area and a huge dual-pane panoramic sunroof which lets in all the natural light you want. 

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.3/ 57.8 /41.3

38.7/57.7/42.2

37.5 /57.8 /41.7

37.1/41.5/56.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.5/ 56.5 /37.4

37.8/55.9/35.9

38.2/ 57.1 / 36.1

37.6/36.6/56.4

All of the said sedans can carry up to 5 passengers at a time and are quite similarly sized and as well. That being said, the Audi on paper has the most amount of front headroom among its competitors. In the rear, the headroom seems to be ample on paper in the Mercedes but the way the roof is designed, the shoulder room gets affected and is only good for two passengers at a time. 

What features to expect on the inside?

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad comes with interior features such as:

  • Distance pacing cruise control 
  • Door mirror memory
  • 3 12-V DC power outlets
  • Power windows with front and rear 1-touch down function
  • Emergency communication system
  • Air filter
  • Three-zone climate control 
  • Residual heat recirculation
  • Power glass tilting and sliding sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 4 USB ports
  • Remote engine start
  • Refrigerated/cooled box

How good is the infotainment system?

2020 Audi A6 Allroad gets the latest Audi’s MMI system which makes way for dual touchscreens. Each and every function is controlled using these touch screens. The displays are crisp and the infotainment system is fluid and intuitive unlike the one found on the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. 

For better usability, the touchscreens give haptic feedback to the user in order to make it easy to operate the screens on the move. That ticking sound, by the way, is very satisfying. What’s not so satisfying is the aftermath of all this ticking. The screens are highly susceptible to fingerprints which can look ugly sometimes. 

For the driver though, there is a separate 12.3-inch digital display which Audi likes to call it as the Virtual cockpit. It works beautifully, has nice graphics, it’s not laggy and might just be one of the best, if not the best digital driver’s display. The infotainment system comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. 

What are the Infotainment features on offer?

  • Primary monitor touchscreen
  • Navigation system with voice directions
  • 16 Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium speakers
  • Diversity antenna
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Real-time weather display
  • Speed-sensitive volume
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Audi connect 4G LTE internet access
  • 705W premium amplifier

What’s the cargo capacity like?

Based on the 2020 Audi A6 sedan, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is equally practical and then some more. Being a station wagon, it gets a hatch at the back which increases the boot capacity over the regular sedan. The boot had a square-ish opening which makes the loading and unloading quite easy and hassle-free. To further increase the cargo capacity, the rear seats can be folded flat with a 60:40 split. For ease and practicality, the tailgate gets an electronic one-touch opening and closing function. 

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

30

25.5-54

35.0-64.0

31.7 - 69.7

All of these estate cars can carry a more or less similar amount of cargo behind the second row but it’s the Mercedes Benz E-class wagon that can carry five passengers in the utmost comfort and has a cavernous boot which can swallow all of their luggage happily. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Interior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Interior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Interior

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Exterior

9.0/10

2020 Audi A6 Allroad is a smart-looking station wagon. That being said, it’s not just a hatch version of the regular Audi A6 but what Audi engineers have done is absolutely genius. In the time when the number of SUVs on sale in the automotive market all around the world has grown and is still growing exponentially, folks at Audi saw the need for an even niche crossover. 

The concept of a jacked-up station wagon is absolutely clever. Since then Volvo and Mercedes Benz have blindly followed the Volkswagen owned brand and released their own versions of “off-road” capable estates. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Three Quarter View

The Audi A6 Allroad looks sharp, sporty and elegant all at the same time. For that rugged appeal, the Allroad gets plastic cladding on the side and a refreshed grille upfront. What feels like a breath of fresh air is the fact that Audi designers stayed away from sleeping on excessive plastic cladding faux skid plates. 

Model

Audi A6 Allroad Premium Plus

Volvo V90 cross-country

Mercedes Benz E-class wagon

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4486

4127

4343

3885

Length (in.)

194.9

194.3

194.2

195.1

Width (in.)

74.9

79.5

73.7

78

Height (in.)

58.9

58.1

57.8

58.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.5

6

3.74

4.1

Wheelbase (in.)

115.2

115.8

115.7

116.5

Track Width (in.) F/R

64.8/63.4

63.7/63.7

62.9 / 63.3

63.1/63.1

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad gains more than 200 pounds over the regular A6 sedan and it shows in the way the A6 Allroad drives and goes around the corners. The suspension upgrades over the regular low riding A6 sedan result in increased curb weight. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior
2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon Exterior

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Safety

9.0/10

The jacked-up station wagon comes standard with a host of safety features which makes the A6 Allroad a safe and secure car. The build quality and the sheet metal used on the S4 seems strong and doesn’t flex that easily. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon.

The safety features on the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad Wagon include:

  • Adjustable front head restraints with tilt
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd-row overhead airbag
  • Knee airbags
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Brake assist
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Tracker system
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Daytime running lights
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Traction control
  • Immobilizer
  • Panic alarm

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Competition

9.1/10

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs Mercedes Benz E450 wagon

The 2020 Mercedes Benz E450 wagon is one of the most expensive estate cars in the segment. Being a 450 trim, it gets a nice and powerful V6 engine. It gets a bi-turbo setup and a meaty powerband all across the rev range pulls this hefty wagon to great speeds in no time. Aside from being super practical, this Mercedes is an effortless cruiser and has the biggest fuel tank which gives it an unmatched range on the motorway. The Audi A6 Allroad stands head-to-head with the Mercedes be it in terms of power, quality of interiors or the infotainment system. One of the biggest highlights of the Audi is the fact that it can actually go off-road while the Mercedes cannot. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs Volvo V90 Cross country

The 2020 Volvo V90 Cross country is almost $10,000 cheaper than the German alternative. It is cheaper, has an equally loaded feature list, powerful yet economical four-cylinder engine and high on practicality. Both these cars get offroading pedigree as well. Volvo V90 seems to be the best bang for the buck. 

2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The 2020 Jaguar XF sport brake is the best buy for someone who’s looking for a practical as well as an executive Jaguar. It looks absolutely beautiful on the outside and practical and spacious on the inside. That being said, it is not perfect. It comes with its own flaws. The infotainment system can be super laggy and is not as intuitive as the MMI in the Audi or the Mercedes infotainment system. For a more or less similar asking price, the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad ticks more boxes. 

2020 Audi A6 allroad Wagon Final Verdict

8.8/10

Audi S4 is an all-round package. It’s got a powerful engine under the hood powering all of the four wheels which makes the performance all the more usable. It’s the best car for someone who loves to fly under the radar and loves the luxury and occasional enthusiastic drives on the weekend. It is easy to live with, can be used for everyday shopping errands and can go offroad as well. Better driving dynamics, more economical and as practical as an SUV, this is the new 2020 Audi A6 Allroad.