You get six airbags in the A4 Avant and you can upgrade this to eight with two rear-side airbags. You can’t have a driver’s knee airbag, though, which does come as standard on some rivals such as the C-Class and Passat Estate.
That said, the A4 Avant still gets an excellent adult protection score in the Euro NCAP crash tests and achieves the maximum five-star rating overall.
You can also add a raft of other features such as blindspot warning, lane assist and turn assist – which monitors traffic when you are pulling out of a side turning and applies the brakes to help avoid a collision.
As standard, all A4 Avants come with Isofix child seat fittings for the outer rear seats, a city collision alert and braking system – something that is extra on the 3 Series Touring – and a post-collision braking system that stops the car after an accident.
The A4 Avant also compares well against the competition in terms of security. You get a standard alarm and immobliser. Like its key rivals, security experts Thatcham Research awarded it the maximum five stars for resisting being stolen, and four stars for withstanding a break-in.
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