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

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • 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
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Carbon Black equipment

Carbon Black standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats

Nogaro Edition equipment

Nogaro Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
Nogaro Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S Line equipment

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

S4 equipment

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

S4 Vorsprung equipment

S4 Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S4 Vorsprung optional equipment
  • Central locking

SE equipment

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

Sport equipment

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

Sport Edition equipment

Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Technik equipment

Technik standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

Vorsprung equipment

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