That doesn’t include an extra $995 for destination charges.
Back in October we finally got word that Audi was opening its U.S. gates for the long roof A6. The sharply styled A6 Allroad has an undeniable presence with its slightly flared haunches and pothole-conquering ride height, while the greenhouse offers comfortable accommodations for five as well as plenty of space for cargo. It has everything the typical SUV buyer could want, but it also has something buyers don’t want – a $66,000 price tag. Ouch.
Audi recently shot us a reminder that the 2020 A6 Allroad was coming, and with that came a mention of starting prices for Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. Technically, the Premium Plus starts at $65,900, but that doesn’t include an additional $995 for destination so actually, the Allroad really starts at $66,895. By comparison, you can spend approximately $3,000 more and step into Audi’s larger flagship SUV, the Q8. No wonder people are choosing SUVs over wagons.
Truth be told, the price isn’t entirely unexpected. Wagons are a rarity in the U.S. market so there isn’t much competition to face down. You’ll pay nearly the exact same price for a Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate, and if you want a BMW wagon, well, you can’t have one in the States. Volvo still carries the long roof torch, however, and you can even step into a comparable V90 Cross Country for upwards of $10,000 less.
As a reminder, $66,896 will buy an A6 Allroad fitted with a mild-hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 335 horsepower, driving all four wheels through a seven-speed DCT. Audi’s virtual cockpit is standard-issue inside, featuring a 12.3-inch infotainment system and the high-end Bang & Olufsen stereo. If that’s not enough there are options galore, not to mention the Allroad Prestige model, but choosing that trim level elevates the cost to $71,395, and that’s the starting price.