Used Car: 2011 Audi A4 Wagon Review
The 2011 Audi A4 Wagon offers a mix of athletic performance, good fuel economy and family hauler-practicality.
The 2011 Audi A4 Wagon, which Audi calls the A4 Avant, comes with a four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Reviewers said acceleration is smooth and the four-cylinder engine can hold its own against competitors’ six-cylinder engines. The A4 Avant gets 21/29 mpg city/highway, which is one of the highest fuel economy ratings in the class. Test drivers said the A4 wagon with its standard all-wheel drive has performance that's nicely balanced between comfort and sport.
Reviewers liked the standard leather seating in the A4 Wagon, and said most of the seats are comfortable. The back seat is a little tight for adults, but it can still fit forward- and rear-facing car seats comfortably. The A4 Wagon has 17.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which is less than most others’ cargo space in the class. The A4 Avant has a standard panoramic sunroof, power front seats with lumbar support, satellite radio and aluminum trim. Features that were optional included Bluetooth capability, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rear backup camera and rear parking sensors. Test drivers said the available multi-media interface that controls features in the vehicle, like the climate and audio, is complicated.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2011 Volvo XC70 has standard all-wheel drive and a large cargo space. The XC70 also boasts a higher reliability score than the A4 Wagon.
The 2011 BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon was a favorite among reviewers for its athletic handling. The 3-Series Sport Wagon has available all-wheel drive or standard rear-wheel drive.