Many modern estate cars are so-called ‘lifestyle models’, which basically means they have sleek looks and a posh badge, but are more suited to transporting Yorkshire terriers than Irish wolfhounds. Not the Audi A6 Avant, though.
Okay, it does have the aforementioned looks and badge, but because it’s based on the A6 luxury saloon, it’s a big and properly practical choice.
This latest A6 Avant also promises efficient mild hybrid engines, rear-wheel steering to improve manoeuvrability and cutting-edge infotainment and autonomous driving technology borrowed from the much pricier A8. So, how does it compare with rivals such as the BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Volvo V90?
That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review, plus we’ll point you in the direction of the versions that make the most sense and the options you might want to add.