2018 Audi A4 Review in Ann Arbor, MI

2018 Audi A4 Sedan Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $36,000 MSRP
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Available head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information
  • Optional Black Optic Plus Package
  • Standard 7.0" MMI® center infotainment display
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound, 19 speakers, 16-channel amplifier and 755 watts
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
 

About the Audi A4

Returning from a complete refresh and redesign last year, the 2018 Audi A4 offers dynamic performance with an eye-catching design to match. Setting the benchmark for midsize luxury sedans, the 2018 A4 offers refinement and advanced technology that competitors simply cannot match. Standard amenities found on the A4 include LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, heated power leather seating surfaces, along with Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ -- all at a starting MSRP of $36,000.

Two 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged engine options provide power for the 2018 A4. A4 Ultra FWD models produce 190 horsepower while quattro all-wheel drive equipped models offer a powerful 252 horsepower version of the 2.0 engine. Handling and steering feedback remains crisp on the A4 thanks to the available sport suspension or available sport adaptive damping suspension.

What the Critics Say

"Last year's Audi A4 sedan got a bit bolder on the outside and a lot sportier under the skin. The 2018 Audi A4 sedan continues this trend, increasing the availability of quattro all-wheel drive and packing in more hardware and luxury features." - Kelley Blue Book

"The 2018 Audi A4 delivers just about everything we expect from a small luxury sedan. There's quick acceleration, a comfortable ride, and the latest connectivity and navigation technologies. But the fact that it does it without overwhelming you makes it, at least for the time being, the car to get in the segment." -- Edmunds

Audi A4 Video

What's New for 2018

There are a few slight changes to the Audi A4 for the 2018 model year. Front-wheel drive can now only be found in the base Ultra trim. Several previously optional safety technologies are now standard equipment on Premium Plus and Prestige models. A new Black Optic Plus Package is now available for the 2018 A4, adding Red brake calipers, Piano Black inlays, and Red contrast stitching.

Audi A4 Features

2018 Audi A4 Safety

Advanced Safety

Now standard on every A4 model is Audi pre sense® basic and city, offering groundbreaking safety technologies. Audi pre sense® city detects vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 MPH while Audi pre sense® basic helps secure the vehicle during unusual or emergency maneuvers. Available on A4 Prestige models, Traffic sign recognition uses camera-based system to help detect speed limit signs and displays the information in the available Audi virtual cockpit. Use the optional top view camera system for added reassurance when trying to fit into a cramped parking space.

Technology

There are a variety of innovative technologies found in the 2018 A4. Drivers are able to connect their Android or Apple smartphone to access apps and media by using the standard Audi smartphone interface. An optional heads-up display projects vehicle speed and navigation information on the windshield, helping to eliminate unnecessary distractions while driving. Set in a fully digital 12.3 inch instrument display, the Audi virtual cockpit allows drivers to customize information such as audio and available navigation, along with access to available Google Earth™.

2018 Audi A4 Virtual Cockpit Display
2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Turbocharged Engine

Performance

For 2018, the Audi A4 is powered by a 2.0 TFSIⓇ turbocharged 4 cylinder engine. A specialized combustion cycle and enhanced Audi valvelift technology combine to produce 190 horsepower and 236 lb ft of torque while maximizing fuel efficiency on FWD A4 Ultra models. When equipped with legendary quattro all-wheel drive, A4 drivers can experience thrilling performance with 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque. Drivers can choose the engine and drivetrain which best fits their driving style in the 2018 Audi A4.

Trims & Specs

Premium

Audi A4 Premium
  • Starting at $36,000 MSRP
  • Xenon Plus Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Audi Smartphone Interface
  • Sunroof with Sunshade, Power Tilt and Slide Features
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Audi Pre SenseⓇ City and Basic

Premium Plus

Audi A4 Premium-Plus
  • Starting at $39,200 MSRP
  • 18-inch 5-Spoke Dynamic Design Contrasting Gray/Partially Polished Wheels
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Bang & OlufsenⓇ 3D Sound System with 19 Speakers, 16-channel Amplifier and 755 Watts
  • Audi Advanced Key - Keyless Start, Stop and Entry with Hands-Free Trunk Lid Release
  • Parking System Plus with Rear View Camera (front and rear acoustic sensors)

Prestige

Audi A4 Prestige
  • Starting at $45,500 MSRP
  • MMIⓇ Navigation Plus with Voice Control System with 8.3-inch Center Display
  • Head-up Display with Navigation and Assistance Systems Information
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit (12.3-inch LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
  • Audi Side Assist and Audi Pre SenseⓇ with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Vehicle Exit Assist
  • Parking System Plus with Top View Camera System