The A4 is among the highest-ranking luxury compact sports sedans, thanks in large part to its enjoyable driving experience.
Power comes from a smooth and punchy 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, mated to a well-matched seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
We got a commendable 27 mpg overall.
Handling is nimble and precise, the ride is firm yet supple, and the A4 feels tight-as-a-drum solid, with a very quiet cabin.
The instrument panel shows pertinent information in a clear, comprehensive way.
Interior fit and finish is excellent, and the front seats are comfortable, though the rear seat is tight.
The A4 has standard forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The Allroad wagon version adds versatility, but the Q5 SUV has more cargo room.
For 2021 lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance are standard.