Audi RS4 Avant review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front tracking
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  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear right static
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior detail
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  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 boot open
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 front left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear left tracking
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 rear right static
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior front seats
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior detail
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior detail
  • Audi RS4 Avant 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The cheapest Audi RS4 Avant costs less than the BMW Alpina B3 Touring, while the range-topping Vorsprung overlaps the entry-level Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric car. 

The RS4 Avant is a performance car, so it’s no surprise that its CO2 emissions are par for the course in this class, and it occupies the highest benefit-in-kind tax bracket for company car tax.

While Euro NCAP hasn’t rated the RS4, the Audi A4 Avant it’s based on was given five stars out of five for safety. There were quite a few issues noted that weaken the adult occupant protection it offers – the likelihood of chest injuries, mainly – and the Alfa Romeo Giulia managed much higher category scores. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard and blind-spot monitoring is added to Vorsprung trim.

The A4 Avant also compares well against the competition in terms of security. Thatcham Research awarded it the maximum five stars for resisting being stolen and four stars for withstanding a break-in.

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Audi RS4 Avant 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Audi RS4 Avant can be very comfortable in the right spec, but it’s outclassed on handling by performance car rivals that include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and BMW M3. And, if it's specifically a fast estate you want, the BMW Alpina B3 Touring is even quicker, just as nice inside and better to drive.

  • Fast in a straight line
  • Comfortable ride with optional Dynamic Ride Control
  • Superb interior quality
  • Dynamic steering is numb
  • Sloppy body control
  • Not as entertaining as the best performance cars
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