It was literally a year ago when Audi introduced the facelifted A4 Allroad in Europe, but it wasn’t until January 2020 when the rugged wagon landed stateside with its comprehensive update. The anti-SUV as we like to call it can now be found at more and more dealers across the United States, so Raiti’s Rides on YouTube decided to check one out.
Filmed at Audi of Wesley Chapel in Florida, this 2020 A4 Allroad shows off the fresh look shared with the other members of the A4. The lifted wagon has gone through a surprisingly high number of changes for only a mid-cycle update, and we’re glad fake exhausts are not among the novelties. The plastic body cladding, front and rear underguards, and the roof rails do a good job of separating the Allroad from the other A4s.
What truly sets the Allroad apart is the standard adaptive suspension with an increased ground clearance of 34 mm compared to a regular A4 Sedan. It was achieved by jacking up the suspension while fitting the car with higher profile tires. Let’s be honest and say these changes don’t make the Allroad a veritable off-roader, but the vehicle is substantially more competent than a traditional wagon on rough terrain.
It also gets its own version of the Singleframe corporate grille, featuring vertical chrome slats lending the car a more powerful presence. For the 2020MY, the LED headlights are all-new, but you’ll have to pay more for the matrix LED setup with those fancy sequential turn signals. The back hosts discreetly updated taillights with a chrome bar on the tailgate extending from one cluster to the other.
If there’s one thing we would change, it would have to be inside where the 2020 A4 Allroad still has the tablet affixed to the top of the center console. It’s bigger now – at 10.1 inches – after switching to Audi’s new MIB 3 infotainment system, which further emphasizes the tablet-like appearance. While it’s not a deal-breaker, we’re hoping the next A4 will get the dual-touchscreen layout as seen in the bigger Audis.
Audi has already announced pricing for the upcoming 2021 A4 Allroad, which will set you back $44,600 for the base Premium trim, followed by the $48,800 Premium Plus, and the range-topping $54,500. You might want to get the 2021MY since it packs more standard goodies and an extra 13 horsepower from its turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine, now rated at 261 hp.