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Audi A4 2018 sedan
Trim Shown: 2.0T Premium AWD
The A4 is our highest-ranking luxury compact sports sedan, thanks in part to its driving experience. Power comes from a smooth and punchy 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a slick seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 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 has standard forward-collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking.

Road Test

We wouldn’t strip your car-aficionado credentials if you failed to spot the new Audi A4 for what it is: a thoroughly redesigned car. Although the ninth-generation A4 looks eerily familiar to the last version, it actually rides on a new platform with...


  • A very well-rounded sports luxury sedan that does almost everything right
  • Responsive handling


  • Controls require a learning curve
  • Shifter is unintuitive at first and lacks some safeguards against rollaway

Best Version to Get

The base Premium trim comes well-equipped, including the most important advanced safety equipment. Too bad you can't get blind-spot monitoring on this trim. That pushes you to get a loaded Premium Plus which comes with features like heated seats with memory and upgraded audio system.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 12 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (190 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (252 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (354 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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