Auto Review: 2010 Audi A4 Avant

Audi has long been one of the most beautiful cars on the road and true Audi lovers will really enjoy driving the 2010 Audi A4 Avant, for a number of reasons. For one thing, there are very few other vehicles on the road that can gracefully combine luxury, sophistication and utility. Audi does it magnificently in the 2010 A4 Avant.

2010 Audi A4 Avant

On the outside, Audi looks like a luxury vehicle with practical sporty features. On top there’s the Open Sky sunroof for your driving enjoyment. Lots of room, air and sun can fill your driving experience and that’s as it should be. Alongside the sunroof, the A4 Avant showcases outer edge roofrails, perfect for carrying cargo, bikes, skis and other large objects that won’t fit in the back hatch.

Moving to the inside, the 210 Audi A4 Avant includes MMI control logic through state-of-the-art technology that allows better control over audio and internal technological features. One of those advanced technological features is easy integration with the iPod. Then there’s the superb rear storage feature with a rear power tailgate.

The 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine leads its class in torque and fuel efficiency with gasoline direct injection. You have the Audi valve lift system, the Dynamic Shift Program and the Electronic Stabilization Program. It delivers an impressive 211 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. Gas mileage = 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 23 combined.

The A4 Avant’s drivetrain consists of a self-locking center differential as well as automatic and variable front to rear power proportioning. The 6-speed Tiptronic transmission coupled with a rack-and-pinion steering affords an easy 37.4 ft. turning circle.

The suspension system is just as impressive as anything else on the new Audi A4 Avant. On the front end, it’s a five-link suspension with upper and lower wishbones and a tubular anti-roll bar. On the rear, it’s wheel independent, trapezoidal link and a mounted subframe with anti-roll bar.

Safety-wise, the 2010 Audi A4 Avant includes a tire pressure monitoring system and an advanced airbag system. Front airbags for the driver and passenger are full size with two-stage activation and both front passengers also have side airbags and Sideguard head airbags. Audi also includes a rear impact backguard system that sustains body support and head support for the passengers when the vehicle is struck from behind. The seatbelts are active restraints with belt-force limiters and belt tensioners.

Audi also includes some impressive add-on packages. There’s the Driver Assist Package, HomeLink and Bluetooth Package, Navigation Plus Package, and two Sports Packages. You can learn more about these on the Audi website.

All in all, the 2010 Audi A4 Avant is a spectacular vehicle made for the 21st century driver. If you seek luxury in a sporty package then this is the vehicle for the discriminating driver.