I suppose I’m a little bummed that you have to get the heavy-duty-themed Allroad model if you want an Audi A4 in wagon form for the 2013 model year. But Audi’s decision to drop the regular avant in favor the Allroad makes total sense. Americans still don’t love straight-up wagons, and the most successful wagon nameplate in the U.S. is certainly the Subaru Outback. So we get the Allroad.
And now you can configure your own. I’m in an economizing mood today, and was looking to keep the price semi-reasonable on my hypothetical wagon. My priorities were xenon headlights, sport seats with a three-spoke steering wheel (a $ 500 option on the Premium Plus trim level I selected) and the crate-and-barrelish layered oak wood trim ($ 850 extra). Also, I didn’t want the optional 19-inch wheels mucking up the ride.
You can get a full paint finish with no contrasting cladding for another $ 1,000, but that limits you to black, white or silver paint. I had to have the Scuba Blue Metallic, so my wagon’s rocking the cladding.
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