Used Car: 2010 Audi A4 Wagon Review
The 2010 Audi A4 Wagon, which Audi calls the A4 Avant, has one of the highest fuel economy ratings in the class. Plus, it has a long list of standard features.
A four-cylinder engine mated with an automatic transmission is standard on the A4 Avant. Reviewers liked the power of the four-cylinder engine and smooth, well-timed shifting of the automatic. The A4 Avant has one of the highest fuel economy ratings in the class at 21/27 mpg city/highway. Test drivers liked the standard all-wheel drive system, and they said the ride is a nice mix between comfort and sport.
Test drivers liked the attractive interior and standard leather seating in the A4 Wagon. Reviewers said the back seats are low for adult passengers, and one automotive writer said two cars seats fit comfortably in the second row. The A4 Wagon has 28 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which is average for the class. The A4 Avant has a standard sunroof, leather upholstery, power front seats with lumbar support, multi-media interface and 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Features that were optional included a Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system, rain-sensing wipers, a lane change system, a navigation system, a rearview camera, heated front seats and Bluetooth. Test drivers said the multi-media interface that controls features in the A4 Wagon is complicated.
The A6 Wagon has a great safety score for the class; however, its reliability score is low for the class.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has a high reliability score and a larger overall cargo space. Test drivers were fond of the powerful six-cylinder engine available on higher trims.
The 2010 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon comes standard with rear-wheel drive; however, there’s an available all-wheel drive system. Reviewers liked the 3-Series Wagon for its athletic handling and controlled steering.