The modelRead full review
If you want a relatively compact estate with a premium badge, there are lots of things to like about the A4 Avant – particularly if opt for our recommended 35 TDI diesel engine, which is frugal yet punchy, and Technik trim, which is relatively well-equipped. Much bigger estates are available for considerably less money, the best of which is the Skoda Superb Estate, while the BMW 3 Series Touring is as classy as the A4 Avant but more fun to drive.
The trimSee full equipment
Vorsprung is pricey but comes with everything, including adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, nappa leather seats and centre console, a sunroof, a B&O stereo, adaptive suspension, Matrix LED headlights, electric front seats, oak veneer interior trim, wireless phone charging, traffic sign recognition, a 360deg camera, blind spot monitoring, a head-up display and keyless entry.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 148bhp 35 TFSI needs to be worked fairly hard when building speed in a hurry but it'll tick off 0-62mph in 8.9sec and it's the most frugal petrol engine, averaging just under 45mpg (officially).
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