THE SELL: A stylish, go-anywhere cross-over wagon with power to spare.
THE TEST: With all-wheel drive, seven inches of ground clearance, and aggressive all-season tires, the Allroad excelled on the icy tarmac and steep fire roads that beat up lesser crossovers. What we really loved, though, was unleashing the 211 horses packed into its two-liter turbo engine. While the interior is big enough to comfortably seat five big guys, there isn’t much cargo space. Leather seats and gorgeous metal trim are standard, and the insane tech package—the best of the bunch—includes cellular Wi-Fi and the first-ever in-vehicle application of Google Earth.
THE VERDICT: The slickest AWD in America. 20mpg city/27 hwy