2011 Audi A4 Wagon Review
This review was written when the 2011 Audi A4 Wagon was new.
The 2011 Audi A4 Wagon has plenty of power, smooth handling and an interior that’s as practical as it is upscale.
Redesigned in 2009, the A4 Avant carries into the 2011 model year with few changes, something that’s fine with critics, who appreciate its attractive design, luxurious accommodations, advanced safety features and everyday practicality. "This car has style worthy of the Hollywood glitterati and moves that would make Justin Timberlake step back," says Car and Driver. "Fabulous-looking, well dressed, quick on its feet, and with a damn good optional stereo."
While the A4 wagon has good scores, it's not perfect. Reviewers consistently complain that its Multi-Media Interface (MMI), which controls many of the car’s infotainment systems, isn't very intuitive. That, however, is common among German auto brands -- like BMW and its iDrive system. Still, Audi's MMI system has recently been updated for easier use, so it's better than previous iterations of the technology.
Other Wagons to Consider
If you're in the market for a luxury wagon, check out the BMW 3-Series. All-wheel drive is only available for the 328i xDrive trim, but test drivers report that it sets the benchmark for handling in this highly competitive class.
Details: Audi A4 Wagon
The 2011 Audi A4 Avant is available in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. For 2011, an optional eight-speed was added, which improves fuel economy.
- "Not surprisingly, Audi hasn't strayed that far from the successful formula that has guided the model since its introduction in 1995: Attractive styling, good performance, the optional Quattro all-wheel-drive system and a price on par with its two leading competitors, the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class." -- Orlando Sentinel
- ". . . remains an eminently desirable sport sedan/wagon with arguably the nicest interior in this segment." -- Edmunds