2017 Audi A4 Avant Review

Introduction

Premium estates are popular and more practical alternatives to their saloon brethren. The Audi A4 Avant is one of the best of the breed. Elegantly styled, it has an exceptional interior and cut-above road manners that make it feel like a genuinely upmarket car. It’s commendably practical as well, and the Allroad version makes for a convincing soft-roader for those who are decidedly anti-SUV.

 

Body Style: Estate        Seats: 5                MRP from £28,480 - £46,000 

 

Did you know? The first Audi A4 Avant didn’t go on sale until 1996, several years after the launch of the original Audi 80-replacing A4 saloon.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.3/10)

Mid-size premium estates solve the practical problems of junior executive saloons in a stylish manner that, for many, is more appealing than the four-door alternative. The Audi A4 Avant competes with the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate, and is perhaps the most convincing junior exec wagon on sale. It’s a little more competitive and well-rounded alongside its contemporaries than the A4 saloon, while also proving more distinctive to look at. When combined with the established strengths of the latest A4 range, it makes for a competitive package that’s generally hard to fault.

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Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity