For The A4 Avant outdoes all of its rivals for cabin quality and cruising refinement. It’s practical, rides comfortably (with the right suspension options), and Ultra versions are impressively frugal.

Against It’s not as much fun to drive as a BMW 3 Series and models with non-adaptive sports suspension have a firm ride. Some rivals offer more space.

Audi A4 Avant
44 5stars

The Audi A4 Avant is one of our favourite estate cars. It’s classy, practical and great to drive. Every version is excellent, but the 3.0 TDI 218 is the pick of the bunch.

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The full Audi A4 review

  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
    All engines are strong, especially the diesels
  • Ride & Handling
    4 out of 5 stars
    Comfortable in the right guise, and good to drive
  • Refinement
    5 out of 5 stars
    The quietest, smoothest car in its class
  • Buying & Owning
    4 out of 5 stars
    Strong residual values and efficient engines
  • Quality & Reliability
    4 out of 5 stars
    Cabin quality is a cut above; Audi’s reliability r
  • Safety & Security
    5 out of 5 stars
    A good range of safety kit and a top Euro NCAP rat
  • Behind The Wheel
    4 out of 5 stars
    Offset pedals are the only real blot on the copybo
  • Space & Practicality
    4 out of 5 stars
    Lots of space and impressive versatility
  • Equipment
    3 out of 5 stars
    Decent kit, although not as plush as some rivals

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The Audi A4 Avant is one of our favourite estate cars. It’s classy, practical and great to drive. Every version is excellent, but the 3.0 TDI 218 is the pick of the bunch.

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