If you want a relatively compact estate with a premium badge, there's lots to like about the A4 Avant – particularly if you avoid the most powerful engines and highest trim levels. Just be aware that much bigger estates are available for considerably less money, the best of which is the Skoda Super Estate.get the best price
On top of the option to have more than 148bhp under the bonnet of your A4, Sport trim adds larger 18in wheels, sports front seats with leather upholstery and a heating function, adjustable lumbar support and a better stereo. It's our pick of the range.
Our favourite engine is a 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel that combines punchy performance with refinement levels that are among the best in the class. Available with Quattro four-wheel drive as an option.
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