There’s plenty of room for tall passengers to sit in the back behind equally lanky drivers but, annoyingly, you have to pay extra for some handy storage bins and cupholders
You won’t have any trouble getting comfortable in the Audi A4’s front seats – even if you’re very tall. There’s loads of head and leg room and plenty of seat adjustment as standard. Sadly, adjustable lumbar support – to help reduce back ache on long drives – will set you back £250 on SE and Sport models.
Electric seat adjustment costs between £200 and a whopping £950 depending on which model you pick, but it does come with a handy memory feature so you won’t have to fiddle around with the seat’s settings each time you lend your car to someone else.
Space in the back is very nearly as generous as up front. There’s enough room for a six-foot-tall passenger to stretch out behind an equally lanky driver and more headroom than in the C-Class and XE – even in models fitted with the optional £1,295 panoramic glass roof.
Your passengers will have plenty of space to tuck their feet under the front seats too, and the Audi A4’s wide cabin means there’s more shoulder room for three adults to sit side-by-side than in the C-Class, 3 Series or XE. Okay, the central seat’s not quite as comfortable as the outer two but it’s still reasonably soft and there’s only a slight lump in the floor to get in the way of your middle passenger’s feet.
The wide rear door openings make it pretty easy to lift in a child seat and the Isofix anchor points come with clearly marked plastic caps – just be careful not to lose them. The Audi A4’s relatively low roof means you’ll have to duck down slightly to strap in a child but it’s no more difficult than in the 3 Series, C-Class or XE.
All the Audi A4’s door bins are big enough to hold a 1.5-litre bottle and there’s space for an equally large bottle in the glovebox. You get a pair of large cupholders in the centre console up by the dashboard and a roomy storage bin under the flip-up front armrest that’s perfect for hiding small valuables safely out of sight.
Sadly, you don’t get any cupholders in the back as standard – they’re only available as part of the £175 Storage Pack. This pack also comes with a lockable glovebox, some storage nets behind the front seats and a storage cubby beside the steering wheel for your sunglasses.
You might find yourself having to fork out a colossal £950 for electric seat adjustment, although this’ll depend on which specific model you go for
The Audi A4’s 480-litre boot is exactly the same size as in the C-Class and 3 Series and it’s easily big enough to carry a set of golf clubs or a large baby buggy. It’s slightly easier to load items in the Audi than the Mercedes or BMW thanks to its wider opening and lower boot lip, however.
You get a few handy fold-out shopping hooks to hold your groceries securely in place but you’ll have to pay £175 for the Storage Pack if you want some handy netted cubbies and a 12V socket.
Unfortunately, the Audi A4 doesn’t come with underfloor storage, but you do get three-way (40:20:40) split rear seats as standard so you can carry up to three passengers and some very long luggage at once.
Need to carry even more luggage? Flip all three back seats down and you’ll have access to a roomy 965-litre load bay – that’s exactly the same size as the Mercedes and 10 litres more than the BMW. The seats don’t fold completely flat so it’s a little tricky to push heavy boxes right up behind the front seats but there’s just enough space to lift in a bike with both its wheels attached.