The Touring’s level of standard equipment compares well with premium rivals’ but the Skoda Superb Estate offers much more as standard.
That said, even in entry-level SE trim the Touring comes with sat-nav (it’s an extra on the Audi A4), dual-zone climate and cruise controls, rear parking sensors, 17in alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, and automatic lights and wipers.
ED Plus, our preferred trim, adds leather and heated front seats, and looks generously equipped against the equivalent Audi A4 Avant, which doesn’t have leather. ED Sport adds 17in wheels and sport seats.
There are a host of optional extras available with the 3 Series Touring. They include the latest technologies such as adaptive LED headlights and a driver’s head-up display, along with trim enhancements such as wood, aluminium and carbon interior finishes.