Between the Audi A4 Allroad and the Dacia Duster, the duel is lost in advance on the snow. But not in the way you would have imagined.
An Audi A4 Allroad and a Dacia Duster don’t have much in common. Of course, both vehicles do have all-wheel drive. But these models fall into very different categories. Especially since the Audi Allroad we are talking about here belongs to the older model generation, which disappeared from the catalog in 2015.
Audi-Dacia duel video
In this duel on the snow, in any case, it is the Dacia Duster which dominates its premium competitor. Would the Romanian SUV have a more efficient transmission than the famous “quattro” when grip is lacking? Be careful, here, the victory is mainly due to the pneumatic parameter: the Duster has real winter tires, while the Audi station wagon is content with “4 seasons” tires which are much less advisable on snow.
It’s the tire that wins
In short, this is the perfect illustration of the importance of suitable tires on this type of terrain. Put on the best all-terrain possible, he’ll be beaten by the most modest city-style traction if the latter has winter tires and he doesn’t.