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Audi A4 Avant review

2015 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 53.8
” Classy and refined compact executive estate “

At a glance

Price new £38,365 - £52,770
Used prices £7,733 - £52,997
Road tax cost £20 - £570
Insurance group 19 - 44
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Fuel economy 34.9 - 57.6 mpg
Range 447 - 791 miles
Miles per pound 4.8 - 7.4
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons

  • Wide range to choose from
  • Superb quality interior
  • Refined long-ditance cruiser
  • Top-spec models are expensive
  • Boot space trails some rivals
  • Not sharp to drive

Written by Keith Adams Published: 1 February 2023 Updated: 2 February 2023


In a world crammed with in-demand SUVs and dazzling electric cars, it’s good to know that Audi continues to bring us its oh-so predictable estate car, the A4 Avant. Honed to perfection over several generations, it’s a go-to load lugger favoured by those who need a no-nonsense, long-distance cruiser packed with the latest tech.

This A4 Avant has been around since 2015, but was updated in 2019 in order to keep things fresh – which is no bad thing, as the strength of the opposition here is astounding. Not only is it fighting the premium establishment in the form of the BMW 3 Series Touring, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and Volvo V60 but also it’s up against high-spec versions of the Peugeot 508 SW and Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake. So, Audi’s old stager needs to be good.

Like the A4 saloon, the Avant comes with a choice of several engine options – be it petrol or diesel. For the petrol range there’s a selection of four-cylinder turbo units ranging in power from 150hp to 245hp, while diesels span 163hp to 347hp for the S4 TDI.

The line-up consists of Technik, Sport, S Line and Black Edition as part of the regular range, while the S4 TDI and RS4 top the line-up as standalone performance-focused models. The Audi RS4 Avant is the halo car of the range, punching out 450hp from its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6. Rivals for that are few and far between – but check out the BMW M3 Touring and Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.

So, there should be a version for pretty much anyone in the market for a premium estate car. Over the next few pages we’ll be thoroughly reviewing all aspects of the Audi A4 Avant and rating them in our verdict. Our scores will take into account the driving experience, how pleasant the interior is, the practicality on offer and what it’ll cost you to run.