If you fancy a family estate car with a swanky badge then how about the Audi A4 Avant? It shares nearly all that’s great about the A4 saloon with the addition of an even bigger and more practical boot.
It’s a sharp-looking car on the outside, and inside it’s arguably even better, with a thoroughly modern design and exquisite, class-leading build quality.
You’ll also find the A4 Avant is a comfortable car, with a smooth ride, depending on what wheels and suspension you choose, along with efficient engines that mean low running costs for business and private buyers alike.
Audi has priced the A4 Avant in line with its premium rivals – cars such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and BMW 3 Series Touring. However, don’t forget to look at the benefits of more mainstream alternatives such as the Volkswagen Passat Estate, which can be cheaper to buy and is almost as well finished, while offering even more space inside.
If you have an eye on running costs it’s the diesels that make the most sense. We particularly like the 187bhp 2.0-litre version in Ultra from – which manages CO2 emissions from as little as 106g/km – or the superbly refined 215bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel, which isn’t far behind on 114g/km.