Based on the previous-generation A4, the Allroad provides rugged styling details and slightly higher ride height. Responsive handling makes the Allroad fun to drive, and the cabin is quiet and very well-finished. A spunky, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is matched with a slick eight-speed automatic, providing adequate, though not remarkable, acceleration. We measured 22 mpg overall, which is competitive with most luxury compact SUVs. A power-operated liftgate and three-zone climate control system are standard. As compelling as the Allroad is, Audi's Q5 SUV has the same powertrain, costs less, offers more rear-seat room and cargo space, and has a greater towing capacity. Reliability has been well above average. An all-new Allroad, based on the same platform found in the redesigned A4, will be offered later this year.,