Many modern estate cars are so-called ‘lifestyle' models: an expression that essentially means they have sleek looks and a posh badge, but are more suited to transporting Yorkshire terriers than Irish wolfhounds. Not the Audi A6 Avant, though.
Okay, it is blessed with handsome looks and an upmarket badge, but, because it’s based on the A6 luxury saloon, it’s a big and genuinely practical choice. There are several petrol and diesel engines to choose from, and there's also a sporty S6 model that we review separately here.
This latest A6 Avant also has an efficient range of engines and cutting-edge infotainment and autonomous driving technology borrowed from the much pricier A8. But how does it compare with other posh estates, such as the BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Volvo V90?
That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review, plus we’ll outline the versions that make the most sense and the options you might want to add. And to see how much you can save on a new Audi without having to haggle, click here.