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2001 Audi Allroad Review
The most rugged wagon around.
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The 2001 Audi Allroad features great exterior and interior styling. The interior offers a lot of great features that make owning the Audi Allroad more pleasurable. The suspension can be height-adjusted, which marks an uncommon feature for any model wagon. The safety features seem quite extensive and keep the driver and passenger well protected in the case of either front-impact or side-impact collisions. Some downsides concern the high price and the lack of a V-8 engine option.
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, six-speed automatic
Models: Audi Allroad
The Audi Allroad makes a new addition to the Audi luxury lineup for the 2001 model year. The height-adjustable suspension proves quite rare for luxury wagons and helps the 2001 Audi Allroad adjust to different roadways or other driving surfaces. The midsize engine and all-wheel drive offer great performance and increase the handling capability as well as offering some ability for off-road performance if necessary.
The 17-inch wheels on the 2001 Audi Allroad are made of alloy metal. A full-size matching spare tire comes with new purchases. Variable intermittent wipers help keep the windshield clean while a rear defogger and a rear wiper improve the rear visibility when driving the Allroad. A roof rack expands the cargo carrying capacity of the Allroad. Power features include remote power locks and interior power controls for the heated and power-adjustable exterior rear-view mirrors. All four windows use one-touch power.
The driver and front-passenger seats adjust 12 ways to allow for extra comfort. Both the driver and front-passenger seats also have manually adjustable lumbar support to help prevent or reduce back pain during long trips. The front uses bucket seats and all the seats in the 2001 Audi Allroad come upholstered in leather. Convenience features include cruise control, retained power for the accessories, and speed-proportional power steering. Three 12-volt outlets provide options in the 2001 Audi Allroad, giving access to 12-volt power in the front, rear, and cargo area. The steering wheel adjusts both on a tilt and telescopically.
Performance & Handling
The 2.7-liter engine already proved itself prior to the debut of the Audi Allroad by giving the A6 highly rated performance. The automatically adjusted power distribution of the all-wheel drive provides improved performance and balance. The choice of a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gives the driver the option of manual shifting with either transmission. This adds to the enjoyment of driving the 2001 Audi Allroad for some, while the automatic shifting seems convenient for others.
The 2001 Audi Allroad has a four-wheel anti-lock brake system with ventilated front discs and solid rear discs. Front-impact head airbags come in both the front and the rear while the front passenger and driver also get protection from side-mounted airbags in case of side collisions. Child seat anchors provide extra safety for growing families, and rear-door child safety locks offer further safety for families with children. Stability control and electronic brake force distribution assist the anti-lock brake system in maintaining balance and preventing sliding and loss of control.
EPA Fuel Economy
- All-wheel drive
- Extensive list of safety features
- Competitive power and performance
- Satisfying handling
- Height-adjustable suspension
- Leather upholstery on the seats
You Won't Like
- Inefficient fuel economy
- Priced higher than other Audi models
- No option for a more powerful V-8 engine
The most rugged wagon around.
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