You are here

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi A4 Avant

Overall verdict
A car to respect rather than enjoy as a drive. For refinement it’s peerless.


Arch-modern cabin, big space, superb refinement


Inert to drive, can quickly get pricey, not much else really


What is it?

The estate version of the new Audi A4 saloon, or, it you prefer, a five-seater family car with a big boot that’s not a crossover. It’ll never catch on. Anyway. This new A4 Avant is much bigger than its predecessor, to the benefit of interior space. It’s only available as a cooking A4 right now, but a hotter S4 is imminent and an RS4 is already in the pipeline - both with twin-turbo setups. 

It’s launched hot on the heels of the saloon model and is expected to vie with the four-door in terms of sales here in the UK. It seems everyone loves a premium estate. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
50 TDI Quattro Black Ed 5dr Tip Tronic [Tech Pk]
5.3s 157g/km 286 £46,820
The cheapest
35 TFSI SE 5dr
8.9s 133g/km 48.7 150 £30,395
The greenest
35 TDI SE 5dr S Tronic
9.2s 115g/km 64.2 150 £34,905
Continue: Driving