What Car? says...
If you fancy an estate car with a swanky premium badge, the Audi A4 Avant really should be on your shortlist. It has all the positive attributes of the A4 Saloon, but adds a bigger, cleverer boot to combine driving prowess with practicality.
It’s Audi's smallest estate model, and you don't need to be a car buff to know what its chief rivals are because they're pretty well known: the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Mercedes C-Class Estate. Plus, don't forget the Volvo V60 (a slightly left-field option, admittedly) or, if you want more car for less money, the Volkswagen Passat Estate. We'll talk more about how they compare in terms of value later in this review.
Here we're keeping things simple by concentrating on the regular versions. We’ll be comparing them directly with the rivals mentioned above and telling you which version of the A4 Avant makes the most sense.
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