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.
What Car? says
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.