ExteriorExterior  - 2010 Audi A4 Review - Reviews - Audi A4

In the same way that a structured jacket and tasteful accessories can make an outfit, clean lines and just the right amount of sparkle make the A4 Avant a style icon. Everywhere I took the A4 Avant, people commented on it. It was generally agreed that this wagon is a looker.2010 Audi A4 Avant

For me, the appeal starts with the A4's available LED running lights and taillights. I absolutely loved the dip and curve of those tiny LEDs under the available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights. At night, especially, those lights are just sexy. I also liked the subtle sculpting on the hood and along the side panels. It's nothing particularly bold or outrageous, but those lines add a bit of interest and movement to the larger planes of the body.

Part of what keeps the A4 Avant from looking like those uber-wagons of olden days is its sleek profile. Rather than a long, boxy roofline, this wagon is gently rounded, from the slope of the windshield to the echoing slope of the rear window. In the rear, the A4 Avant is a bit more wagon-y, but there's only so much that can be done there. It's enormous rear window provides really excellent visibility. It makes the backup camera and parking sensors almost unnecessary. Almost. My test car had a panoramic sunroof that extended over both rows and brought in tons of light and a feeling of spaciousness.

This isn't a car that's trying to get by on its good looks. It's 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gets an EPA-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway. Although I didn't have to hit the gas pump too often, I did have to shell out more money for its premium gas.