Forbidden fruit. That’s what the Audi A4 Avant is to us ‘Mericans. We do get the Audi A4 Allroad but it’s just not the same and not as nice or fun to drive. But the Europeans get the A4 Avant (bastards) and we’re very jealous. But should we be jealous? Is the Audi A4 Avant really that good? Carwow finds out.
In this new video, we take a look at the Audi A4 Avant and all of its features, its cabin and how it is to drive. Starting with its features, the A4 Avant is a practical car. It has a rather large trunk that can swallow up a few large suitcases with ease, as well as easy to fold down rear seats, making the trunk even bigger. In the trunk, there are several little cubbies and even a reversible floor that has a rubberized side for messy dogs.
Up front, the Audi A4 Avant’s cabin is every bit as brilliant as the sedan’s, with rich materials and a wonderful design. The MMI and Virtual Cockpit combo are also excellent and rival BMW’s new iDrive system for best-in-class honors. We also love those leather/alcantara seats. Sight lines are good, with limited blind spots, and there’s very little wind or road noise. Overall, the Audi A4 Avant is a great place to spend some time.
In terms of performance and dynamics, the A4 Avant is a great blend of comfort and handling. While the BMW 3 Series might be a bit more dynamics and the Mercedes C-Class might be more comfortable, the A4 is a great middle ground, being more fun to drive than the Benz but also more comfortable than the Bimmer.
In the end, Carwow’s Mat Watson advises to “Shortlist” the Audi A4 Avant if you’re looking for an executive wagon (or Estate in the UK) that’s both fun to drive and reasonably comfortable.