If you prefer estate cars to SUVs, the Audi A6 Allroad is an excellent tow car. What’s more, with its Quattro four-wheel-drive system and air suspension to raise or lower the ride height as required, the Allroad can do a passable SUV impression.
At motorway speeds, the Allroad is stable and firmly in control. If pushed a little quicker in windy conditions the caravan moved around more than when towing with the Land Rover Discovery or Range Rover Sport, but only slightly. In the lane-change test, however, the Audi definitely gives way to the two British 4x4s, with more movement from the back of the car.
Against the stopwatch, though, the Audi has the British pair well beaten. Accelerating from 30-60mph took just 6.8 seconds. What’s more, the engine sounds fantastic when it’s put to work.
The car is just as happy to cruise along sensibly, delivering a smooth ride with or without a caravan.
The Allroad is practical as well as entertaining to drive. We found space for all our holiday luggage in the boot, and noted that the car comes with a Trailer Stability Programme and a collapsible spare wheel, which Audi assures us can be used when towing.
However, the price is high and the list of standard equipment is surprisingly sparse for such an expensive car.