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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Audi A4 Avant (96-01) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £18,222 - £46,345
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £170 - £340
Insurance group 21 - 39 How much is it to insure?


Strong image, good engines, top quality construction


Limited rear space, sensitive brakes

Audi A4 Avant rivals

Written by Parkers on

Like it's saloon counterpart, the A4 Avant was a breakthrough model for Audi. It had the quality and refinement to compete with estate rivals from BMW and Mercedes, something which the brand had never quite managed before. It looks stylish - but this is at the expense of luggage space, while rear passenger space is tight too. Otherwise it's a great choice with well built interiors, safe handling and a great choice of strong engines.

There's even a crazy high performance RS4 version with a mind boggling 380bhp.

Audi A4 Avant rivals

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