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

There are 15 Audi A4 versions available

Avant 1.4 TFSI 150 SE 5dr TBA
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 1.4 TFSI 150 Sport 5dr TBA
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TFSI 190 SE 5dr £29,100
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TFSI 190 Sport 5dr £30,050
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TDI 150 ultra SE 5dr £30,550 TBA
Avant 2.0 TDI 150 ultra Sport 5dr £31,500 TBA
Avant 2.0 TFSI 190 S line 5dr £31,550
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TDI 190 ultra Sport 5dr £32,400
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 2.0 TDI 150 S line 5dr £33,000 TBA
Avant 2.0 TDI 190 S line 5dr £35,430 TBA
Avant 3.0 TDI 218 Sport 5dr £35,650
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 218 Sport Quattro 5dr £37,080
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 218 S Line 5dr £37,150
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 218 S Line Quattro 5dr £38,580
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Avant 3.0 TDI 272 S Line Quattro 5dr £40,350
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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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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