2021 Audi A4 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • 40 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or a 45 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and standard quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Optional MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch and Audi connect® (limited time subscription)
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound with 19 speakers and 755 watts
  • Optional Audi virtual cockpit (12.3-inch LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
  • Standard panoramic sunroof

About the Audi A4

Offering dynamic performance and eye-catching styling to match, the Audi A4 delivers inspired technology not found on your average luxury sedan. Engineered to a higher standard, the A4 is powered by TFSI® engine variants combined with the confidence of legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. Intelligent yet unpretentious, the exterior styling of the A4 gives you an unmistakable appearance on the road. Standard Audi drive select and the optional Audi virtual cockpit each keep the driver informed and in complete command of the road ahead. Step inside the interior to be greeted by standard heated power leather front seats along with an Audi smartphone interface featuring Apple CarPlay® and Google Android Auto™ integration. Audi remains committed to building some of the safest vehicles on the road and that tradition continues with the A4. Standard Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic act as an extra set of eyes to keep you prepared for the unexpected.

What the Critics Say

"The A4 flirts with perfection on our safety scale, even though we advise against "hitting on" anything. Starting from an average score, the A4 earns points for its five-star overall rating from federal testers, standard automatic emergency braking, good safety extras, and above average outward vision. It's a 9." -- The Car Connection

"The A4's modern-looking cabin does a good job of balancing form and function with high-quality materials and easily accessible technology features. As in most Audis, the dashboard design is clean and simplistic-almost like a piece of modern art." -- Car and Driver

Audi A4

What's New for 2021

Following an exterior refresh, the Audi A4 is back for 2021 with a collection of impressive updates. Under the hood, the A4 receives a new 12-volt mild-hybrid system on both of its available TFSI 4-cylinder engines resulting in a 13-horsepower gain for both. With the discontinuation of front-wheel drive variants, quattro all-wheel drive is now standard as well. Wireless Apple CarPlay®, lane departure warning, and the integrated toll module (ITM) are standard across the lineup for 2021. Some feature content within the optional packages has shifted slightly and Prestige models now include standard heated rear seating. 

Audi A4 Features

Audi A4 Exterior Appearance

Sleek Styling

Almost every piece of the Audi A4 exterior sheet metal has been designed to give this sports sedan a more athletic appearance. Its signature hexagonal front grille is now wider and flatter for a more menacing look up front. Similar to its larger A6 sibling, the rear bumper of the A4 has more prominent sculpting around the exhaust outlets. Helping to improve visibility, all A4 models come standard with LED headlights and LED taillights at the rear. Buyers can select from a collection of distinctive alloy wheel designs ranging from 17 to 19 inches. Poised and ready to perform, the Audi A4 remains a compelling choice for luxury sedan buyers who are looking to stand out from the mundane and ordinary.

Audi A4 Technology

Technology

There are a variety of innovative technologies found in the 2021 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™.

Audi A4 Performance

Performance

For 2021, 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 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque while maximizing fuel efficiency. Equipped with legendary quattro all-wheel drive as standard, A4 drivers can experience thrilling performance with 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can choose the engine and drivetrain which best fits their driving style in the 2021 Audi A4.

Audi A4 Advanced Safety

Advanced Safety

There are a variety of innovative technologies found inside the 2021 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™.

Trims & Specs

Audi A4 Premium

A4 Premium

  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ for compatible devices
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch center screen
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Power sunroof
Audi A4 Premium Plus

A4 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $43,800 MSRP
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear - with Rear cross traffic assist and Vehicle exit assist
  • Audi phone box (signal booster and wireless charger)
  • 18-inch 10-spoke-dynamic design wheels, contrast gray, partly polished
Audi A4 Prestige

A4 Prestige

  • Starting at $49,400 MSRP
  • Matrix-design LED headlights
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound with 19 speakers and 755 watts
  • Driver assistance package and Navigation package
  • Top view camera system
  • Ambient LED interior lighting plus package