Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Clever touches to aid practicality
  • 495 litres of boot space with rear seats in place
  • Rear seats don’t fold completely flat
  • Red 2020 Audi RS 4 Avant boot

    Ignore the modest 26mm increase in overall length from the previous car, because the A4 Avant's practicality has improved significantly over its predecessor.

    Raise the powered tailgate and watch as the luggage cover slides up automatically revealing a 495 litres of superbly-trimmed load bay. That’s a 15-litre improvement over the previous A4 Avant beating the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate by the same amount and the BMW 3 Series Touring by ten. However, it's not as spacious as the load bays found in the Volvo V60 or Peugeot 508 SW.

    Fold the split rear seats forwards – they don’t lie completely flat for outright flexibility – and you’ll unlock 1,510 litres of space. While that’s a significant 80-litre improvement over the last A4 Avant, it’s only 10 litres more than the BMW and exactly the same as the Mercedes.

    2020 Audi RS 4 Avant rear seats

    There’s additional space for front and rear occupants, too, meaning four six-foot tall adults will be able sit very comfortably, with ample head, leg and shoulder room.

    Safety

    • Five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating
    • Wide array of driver assistance systems available
    • Security of Quattro remains a significant draw

    There’s a vast range of Audi A4 Avant safety systems available making it one of the most secure cars in this segment to be in if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, as evidenced by its five-star rating when tested by the experts at Euro NCAP.

    One of the A4 Avant’s most impressive safety features is the Driver Assistance package with adaptive cruise control. Not only does it maintain a set gap to the vehicle in front, the system also reacts to changes in speed limits, raising and lowering the set speed accordingly. Furthermore, it uses sat-nav information to reduce speed – braking where necessary – for bends in the road, even when there’s no vehicle in front to react to.

    We were particularly impressed with the clarity of the optional head-up display function, delivering pin-sharp graphics to be displayed on the windscreen directly in the driver’s eye line. It’s neatly integrated on top of the dashboard too, not looking as cumbersome as rival systems.

    Unsurprisingly, the remainder of the safety systems are shared with the Audi A4 Saloon.

    Basic equipment

    The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A4 Avant.

    • 3x3 point rear seat belts
    • ABS
    • Alarm
    • Alloy wheels
    • Driver`s airbag
    • Electric mirrors
    • Folding rear seats
    • Heated mirrors
    • Isofix child seat anchor points
    • PAS
    • Passenger`s airbag
    • Side airbags
    • Traction control

    Equipment by trim level

    To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

    Equipment included on some trim levels
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Electric sunroof
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Headlight washers
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Standard Trim equipment

    Standard Trim standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Sports seats
    Standard Trim optional equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • DVD
    • Headlight washers
    • Lumbar support
    • Roof rails
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Black Edition equipment

    Black Edition standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    Black Edition optional equipment
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Leather seat trim
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Bronze Edition equipment

    Bronze Edition standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Sports seats
    Bronze Edition optional equipment
    None available

    Carbon Black equipment

    Carbon Black standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Sports seats
    Carbon Black optional equipment
    None available

    Carbon Edition equipment

    Carbon Edition standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cruise control
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Headlight washers
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Metallic Paint
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    Carbon Edition optional equipment
    None available

    S Line equipment

    S Line standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    S Line optional equipment
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    S4 equipment

    S4 standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    S4 optional equipment
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Front fog lights
    • Headlight washers
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    S4 Black Edition equipment

    S4 Black Edition standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Cruise control
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    S4 Black Edition optional equipment
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat

    S4 Vorsprung equipment

    S4 Vorsprung standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Electric sunroof
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    S4 Vorsprung optional equipment
    None available

    SE equipment

    SE standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Front electric windows
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Service indicator
    SE optional equipment
    • CD
    • Sat Nav
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Sport equipment

    Sport standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    Sport optional equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • CD
    • Cloth seat trim
    • DVD
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Front electric windows
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Lumbar support
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator
    • Space saver spare wheel
    • Sports seats
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment

    Sport Edition equipment

    Sport Edition standard equipment
    • Cruise control
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Electric sunroof
    • Front electric windows
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Parking sensors
    • Partial leather seat trim
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Service indicator
    • Sports seats
    Sport Edition optional equipment
    None available

    Technik equipment

    Technik standard equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Cloth seat trim
    • Cruise control
    • Heated seats
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Steering wheel rake adjustment
    • Steering wheel reach adjustment
    Technik optional equipment
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat

    Vorsprung equipment

    Vorsprung standard equipment
    • Electric driver`s seat
    • Electric passenger`s seat
    • Electric sunroof
    • Heated seats
    • Leather seat trim
    • Roof rails
    • Sat Nav
    • Sports seats
    Vorsprung optional equipment
    • Audio remote
    • Front electric windows
    • Height adjustable drivers seat
    • Lumbar support
    • Parking sensors
    • Rear electric windows
    • Remote locking
    • Service indicator