2016 Audi A4

Pros: Nimble handling and crisp, communicative steering feel; impressive cabin materials; peppy acceleration with decent fuel economy

Cons: Tight back-seat space, some testers find Audi’s MMI control system to be overly complicated; prices escalate quickly with options

CG Says: The 2016 Audi A4 is little changed. Keyless access/starting is now optional on Premium models. The A4 is a smooth, comfortable car for everyday commuting and an athletic corner carver during joyrides on twisty roads. The S4 is the high-performance version of the A4. S4 packs a 333-horsepower supercharged V6 mated to either a 7-speed automated manual transmission or 6-speed manual. S4’s suspension and brakes are upgraded to take advantage of the extra power. Though back-seat passengers may be a little crowded in both A4 and S4, overall this German sedan is a great compromise between sport sedan and practical, sensible transportation.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 2WD 2.0T Premium: $35,900
AWD 2.0T Premium: $37,000
AWD S4 Premium Plus: $49,200

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
220
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic, CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
333
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

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