We've given this page a whole new look

View the new design

2004 Audi allroad

Change Vehicle
2004 Audi allroad
Available in 2 styles:  2004 Audi allroad 4dr AWD Quattro Wagon shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

16 city / 21–23 hwy


2004 Audi allroad 4.6 7
$ 2,490-9,826
September 26, 2003
Vehicle Overview
Modifications to Audi’s SUV-like wagon were modest for 2003. The Allroad Quattro 2.7T model sees no changes for the 2004 model year, but a new 4.2 edition has been added to the lineup. Equipped with a 300-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine and a five-speed Tiptronic transmission, the new model has side curtain-type airbags, a four-position pneumatic suspension, low-beam xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and five-spoke 18-inch wheels. Either Sirius or XM satellite radio can be installed.

Though it’s essentially an A6 Avant wagon made to look roughly like a sport utility vehicle, Audi claims that the Allroad Quattro delivers better on-road ride and handling qualities than regular SUV models. The Allroad Quattro competes against such upscale SUV rivals as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, car-based SUVs like the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 330, and all-wheel-drive wagons such as the Volvo V70 and XC70.

Audi began with an A6 Avant and added larger gray bumpers, wheel-arch trim and bodyside cladding. Developers reached beyond paint and plastic components by installing unique 17-inch tires with tread that’s said to be suited for offroad travel. An electronic air suspension adjusts ground clearance to four levels — from a maximum of 8.2 inches for offroad excursions to a minimum of 5.6 inches for highway cruising. At its greatest height, the Allroad Quattro has more clearance than some car-based SUVs, including the BMW X5. Riding a 108.5-inch wheelbase, the Allroad Quattro is 189.4 inches long overall.

Five people fit inside the Allroad Quattro with its standard seating. The wagon features Cricket leather-upholstered sport front bucket seats and a three-place, 60/40-split, folding rear bench. A two-place rear-facing third seat is optional. Designed for children, the third seat folds into the cargo floor when not in use, and it can be removed completely. Cargo volume measures 36.4 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 73.2 cubic feet when it’s folded down.

The walnut-trimmed interior includes an eight-speaker 140-watt sound system that has both cassette and six-CD players. The Radio Broadcast Display System shows station call letters and other information, and the stereo volume changes based on vehicle speed. Options include a glass sunroof, Bose sound, a navigation system, and heated front and rear seats.

Under the Hood
Using twin turbochargers, the 2.7-liter V-6 engine generates 250 hp. It mates with either a six-speed-manual gearbox or a five-speed-automatic transmission with a Tiptronic manual-selection provision and a Sport mode. A 300-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine is also offered. Audi’s permanently engaged quattro all-wheel-drive system distributes power among the four wheels to maintain peak traction.

Antilock brakes, Audi’s Electronic Stabilization Program, side curtain-type airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats are standard. Rear-seat side-impact airbags are optional. LATCH child-safety seat lower anchors and tethers are installed for the outer rear seating positions.

Driving Impressions
Like all Audis, the Allroad Quattro is solidly built, civilized and refined — it’s a serious vehicle that lacks nothing of consequence. This beautiful road machine brandishes taut, extra-precise handling skills, as well as satisfying ride comfort and sterling performance. The Allroad Quattro stays firmly planted through demanding curves, and it hugs the pavement with passion.

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com;
Posted on 9/26/03

Featured Services for this Audi allroad

  • Sell your current car quickly and easily on Cars.com.
  • Not sure what auto repair should cost you? Use our price estimator.
  • Get help with car repair now on Cars.com. Visit Repair & Care

Search Inventory Near You

Calculate Monthly Payment

What will my monthly cost be?

Check Payment

Calculate Affordable Price

What is the most I can afford?

Check Price

More Calculators

Compare finance offers to decide what's right for you.

Certain specifications, prices and equipment data have been provided under license from Chrome Data Solutions ("Chrome Data"). ©2013 Chrome Data Solutions, LP. All Rights Reserved. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.