The A4 is among our highest-ranking sports sedan, thanks in part to its satisfying driving experience.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, mated to a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The engine is smooth and punchy, and the transmission is slick.
We got a commendable 27 mpg overall.
Handling is nimble and precise, the ride is supple, and the A4 feels tight-as-a-drum solid, with a very quiet cabin.
The fully digital instrument panel shows pertinent information in front of the driver in a clear, comprehensive way, and the center screen is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Interior fit and finish is excellent and the front seats are comfortable, although the rear seat is tight.
The A4 has good crash-test results and offers advanced safety features. The high-performance S4's 3.0-liter supercharged V6 was replaced by a turbo V6 in the 2018 redesign.
The wagon version is called the Allroad.
A freshening for 2020 brings a different infotainment system, moving from a rotary knob that interacts with a center screen, to a touch screen.