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2003 Audi Allroad

  • 2003 Audi Allroad Base Wagon

    Base Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      250/258
    • ENGINE
      2.7L V6
    • MSRP
      $39,950
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2003 Audi Allroad Review

Common sense vehicle for the common sense owner.

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Overview

The 2003 Audi Allroad wagon has the signature grille in the front with the four circles branding. Although the exterior dimensions are large, it's more practical than showy. It will serve very well as a practical servant to its owner with very mature aesthetics that are implicated throughout the vehicle. It looks regal with a serious-faced driver, carrying baggage in the back, and family within. Overall, it's heavy and stable, and its owner will enjoy the safety-with-speed guarantee of Audi.

The Range

Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6, 4.2-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Audi Allroad 2.7T, Audi Allroad 4.2

What's New

The 2003 Audi Allroad has scrapped the fittings that are irrelevant to the mature owner, such as the provisions for a CD-changer and steering-mounted controls. It, however, gets an upgrade in the areas that matter for the target owner such as interior luxury and convenience. The stability and smooth handling continues to be a selling point for Audi, and this edition competes well with other luxury models.

Exterior

The 2003 Audi Allroad has a standard black front bumper with fog lights towards its lower end giving it a severe face. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/55R H performance tires, and the tread performs well on slippery roads in winter. It has electronic air suspension technology enabling varied ground clearance between 5.6 inches to 8.2 inches. This unique feature makes it ideal for city and off-road driving.

The 2003 Audi Allroad has variable intermittent wipers in the front row, and the rear window has a wiper and defogger. It has a roof rack and body-color driving mirrors. The external dimensions are 76.1 inches wide, 62 inches tall, 189.4 inches long, and it sits on a 108.5-inch wheelbase. It can handle 36.4 cubic feet cargo capacity, which expands to 73.2 cubic feet maximum cargo capacity with collapsed seats to fit more cargo.

Interior

The 2003 Audi Allroad has a clock and a trip computer on the dashboard. It has a sound system that includes Mast antenna, eight 140 watts stereo output speakers, a subwoofer, a multi-CD changer, and AM/FM radio. The 12-way height-adjustable driver and passenger seats come with adjustable lumbar support and height-adjustable headrests. The rear seat has a split-folding seatback, which helps to expand the cargo capacity. A folding center armrest with storage is also located in the rear, and there's storage in the front console with front and the rear cup holders. The power features include remote door locks, heated mirrors, and windows. The speed-proportional power steering feature comes with a leather-covered tilt and telescopic steering wheel.

The 2003 Audi Allroad includes other comfort features such as independent climate control settings for the driver and the front passenger. The luxury appeal is evident as the interior has wood trim on the center console, on the dashboard, and on the doors. The shift knob has both wood trim and leather finish. The front has an illuminating vanity mirror for the driver and another for the front passenger.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Audi Allroad is an all-wheel-drive vehicle with six-speed manual transmission, mechanical center differential, and center limited slip differential. The base engine is a 2.7-liter V-6 that provides an output of 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also comes equipped with 30 valves, double overhead cam (DOHC), and variable valve timing (VVT). The suspension system includes Multi-link front suspension, double wishbone rear suspension, and independent four-wheel suspension. For greater stability, it has four-wheel anti-lock brake systems (ABS), ventilated disc brakes in the front, and solid disc brakes in the rear. Other stability systems include electronic brake-force distribution system, and stability and traction control.

Safety

The 2003 Audi Allroad provides dual side-mounted airbags in the front with front and rear head airbags. All the headrests are height-adjustable to protect occupants from whiplash. The rear seats come with child seat anchors, and the doors in the rear come with child safety locks to ensure a child cannot open the rear doors without adult supervision. It has a factory-installed remote anti-theft alarm system and an engine immobilizer as standard features.

EPA Fuel Economy

Audi Allroad 2.7T: 16/23 mpg city/highway
Audi Allroad 4.2: 14/21 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Interior dimensions
  • Luxury without drawing attention
  • Practical all-weather fittings
  • Cargo hauling capabilities
  • Luxurious and practical fittings

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

Common sense vehicle for the common sense owner.

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