May 23, 2024

Byrdr Automotive

Car and Comfort

2021 Audi A4 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The Audi A4 sedan is historically the most acquainted car in the automaker’s lineup and someway the most overlooked. Say what? Next to manic coupe crossovers and all-electric powered wagons, it can take more than just a superior benefit to stand out, seemingly. 

We give the A4 a six.seven TCC Score many thanks to its stellar protection scorecard and superior overall performance. Design and style isn’t the A4’s forte, but it’s the A5 Sportback’s—they’re kissing cousins. (Read through more about how we amount cars.)

Not significantly has changed for the A4 this 12 months. Audi massaged its 2.-liter turbo-four in the A4 and A4 Allroad to make just thirteen horsepower more as opposed to final 12 months, which isn’t significantly on paper despite the fact that we have not but driven these cars. All-wheel drive is typical on all A4s, which is new this 12 months.

Evaluation proceeds underneath

Beginning from about $forty,000, Audi delivers the A4, S4, and A4 Allroad in High quality, High quality Plus, and Status trim degrees. Apart from the electrical power bump, Audi added wi-fi Apple CarPlay compatibility to the A4 lineup, and active protection functions to High quality Plus models. S4 activity sedans begin north of $50,000, and the minor A4 Allroad wagon that could starts off at more than $forty five,000.

The A4’s acquainted shape hasn’t changed in a when, even nevertheless some of the information ended up redone final 12 months. It is conservative between rivals but completed in substantial-top quality elements, if which is what you are into.

Every single A4 relies on a person of two turbo-4s for electrical power, rated at 201 horsepower or 261 horsepower. These engines are paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The A4 Allroad pairs the bigger-output engine to the similar seven-speed, all-wheel drive, and a taller ride peak for improved capability on dusty trails.

S4s steer toward a distinctive kind of capability. The 3.-liter turbo V-six spins out 349 hp and drubs -60 sprints in fewer than 5 seconds. It rides lower on stiffer springs that can be swapped out for sporty adaptive dampers and can enhance rear-wheel steering and a rear differential to transmute tires to black smoke all over corners.

Even at substantial speed, every single A4 is cozy many thanks to a four-wheel impartial suspension which is relaxed and gathered on any surface.

4 older people will healthy effectively inside of the A4, and rear-seat riders get more than 35 inches of leg space. The A4 and S4’s trunk skimps on space at just thirteen cubic toes, but the A4 Allroad can pick up the remainder with gobs of practicality involving its back again seat and rear hatch—up to 60 cubic toes are available.

Federal and impartial protection officials give the A4 wonderful crash-test scores, and its typical automated unexpected emergency braking method was rated “Superior” by the IIHS at keeping away from forward crashes.

Foundation A4 High quality models get most of the superior stuff: leather upholstery, seventeen-inch wheels, heated electrical power-adjustable entrance seats, LED headlights, a few-zone local climate management, a sunroof, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility (only Apple CarPlay runs devoid of a wire).

Our decide is the A4 High quality Plus that adds a twelve.3-inch digital instrument cluster, active lane management and adaptive cruise management, larger wheels, and parking sensors.