2020 Audi A4 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • 40 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or a 45 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and standard quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Optional MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch and Audi connect® (limited time subscription)
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound with 19 speakers and 755 watts
  • Optional Audi virtual cockpit (12.3-inch LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
  • Standard panoramic sunroof

About the Audi A4

Featuring inspired performance and dynamic styling to match, the Audi A4 also provides groundbreaking technology that separates it from your typical luxury sedan. Precision-crafted to exacting standards, the A4 is powered by TFSI® engine variants paired with the confidence of legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. Striking yet unobtrusive, the exterior styling of the A4 helps you stand out in a sea of ordinary. Standard Audi drive select and the available Audi virtual cockpit each assist the driver in staying in total command of the road ahead. Once you step inside the interior, you will enjoy standard heated power leather front seats in addition to an Audi smartphone interface equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Google Android Auto™ integration. Audi continues their commitment to engineering some of the safest vehicles on the road and that tradition continues with the A4. Standard Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic serve as an extra set of eyes to keep you safe from the unexpected.

What the Critics Say

"The A4 flirts with perfection on our safety scale, even though we advise against "hitting on" anything. Starting from an average score, the A4 earns points for its five-star overall rating from federal testers, standard automatic emergency braking, good safety extras, and above average outward vision. It's a 9." -- The Car Connection

"The A4's modern-looking cabin does a good job of balancing form and function with high-quality materials and easily accessible technology features. As in most Audis, the dashboard design is clean and simplistic-almost like a piece of modern art." -- Car and Driver

Audi A4 Exterior Styling

What's New for 2021

After receiving a revised exterior last year, the Audi A4 returns for 2021 with several additional updates. In terms of power, Audi has equipped the A4 range with a newly-standard 12-volt mild-hybrid system on both of its available TFSI 4-cylinder engines. This new system has resulted in a 13-horsepower increase for both engines. Legendary quattro all-wheel drive is now standard across the lineup thanks to the discontinuation of front-wheel drive models. Other new standard features for 2021 include lane departure warning, an integrated toll module (ITM), and Wireless Apple CarPlay®. Finally, Prestige trims now come standard with heated rear seats. 

Audi A4 Features

Audi A4 Exterior Appearance

Sleek Styling

In order to give this legendary sports sedan a more athletic appearance, virtually every aspect of the exterior sheet metal of the Audi A4 has been engineered with precision. At the front, its stylish hexagonal grille is both flatter and wider to give the A4 a more menacing look. Much like its larger A6 sibling, the rear bumper of the A4 now features more distinctive sculpting around the exhaust outlets. In an effort to bolster visibility, every A4 comes standard with LED headlights and LED taillights at the rear. Drivers can now choose from a selection of updated alloy wheel options ranging from 17 to 19 inches for a more commanding stance on the road. More seductively styled than ever before, the Audi A4 continues its reign as the leader of the luxury sports sedan segment.

Technology

Helping to minimize unnecessary distractions while driving, the optional heads-up display projects vehicle speed and navigation information directly onto the windshield. Drivers have the ability to connect their Android or Apple smartphone to access apps and media by using the standard Audi smartphone interface. The Audi virtual cockpit features a fully digital 12.3 inch instrument display, allowing drivers to customize information such as audio and available navigation, along with access to available Google Earth™.

Audi A4 MMI Touch Display
2021 Audi A4 Performance

Performance

The Audi A4 comes standard with a 40 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque with legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. Drivers craving more muscle can opt for an available 45 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque on the A4. This dynamic powertrain has the capability to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds to add a dose of adrenaline to your commute. If you're craving even more thrills, an optional Sport package includes a specialized Sport suspension with firmer tuning and a 23 mm lower ride height as compared to the standard suspension. Individual drive mode settings in Audi drive select allow you to customize your ride to suit your specific preferences.

Advanced Safety

Safety remains a priority on the Audi A4. Standard across the entire model range of the A4 is Audi pre sense® basic and city, offering innovative safety technologies. On A4 Prestige models, traffic sign recognition uses camera-based system to help recognize speed limit signs and displays the information in the available Audi virtual cockpit. The optional top view camera system provides added reassurance and confidence when maneuvering the A4 into tight spaces.

2021 Audi A4 Advanced Safety

Audi A4 Trims

Premium

Audi A4 Premium
  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ for compatible devices
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch center screen
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Power sunroof

Premium Plus

Audi A4 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $43,800 MSRP
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear - with Rear cross traffic assist and Vehicle exit assist
  • Audi phone box (signal booster and wireless charger)
  • 18-inch 10-spoke-dynamic design wheels, contrast gray, partly polished

Prestige

Audi A4 Prestige
  • Starting at $49,400 MSRP
  • Matrix-design LED headlights
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound with 19 speakers and 755 watts
  • Driver assistance package and Navigation package
  • Top view camera system
  • Ambient LED interior lighting plus package