Audi’s A4 has proved to be a marvel car that is superior to its competitors in almost every test metric and is still among the best-performing entry-level luxury vehicles available today. The A4’s engines are fast and efficient and the cabin is spacious and is technologically modern. Despite its handling prowess The 2019 A4’s ride isn’t rough when driving on rough roads. When you turn it with a high speed, and the suspension immediately gets into place and stays in line until you come through the other side looking like professional. In the interior, Audi offers a trick digital gauge display, on-board Wi-Fi as well as advanced driver assistance features which make it an ideal vehicle for commuting and as for road-trip duties. The design may not be striking, however, it’s not a mistake to say that at the entry level Audi A4, it’s an ace in street wear.
What’s New for 2019?
The awe-inspiring A4 gets a few improvements for 2019. The exterior gets a makeover with trapezoidal and S-line bumpers. exhaust finishers. Two USB charging ports are now available for passengers in the rear and an optional wireless charging pad for smartphones. The Convenience package, which is available for purchase, now includes blind spot monitoring and the rear-cross traffic alert. An updated Sport package is added to the standard sheet, and features an upgraded suspension tuned to sport, sport seating, black fabric headliner, and aluminium interior trim. Unfortunately, the six-speed manual is no longer available. For 2020 the Audi A4 receives a refresh which includes new rear and front design, as well as Audi’s MMI infotainment system that is the most recent.
Audi A4 Pricing and Which One to Buy
The decision to go with the mid-priced Premium Plus trim is an easy choice as it includes the majority of options that buyers are most excited about, such as the gauge cluster that is digital and navigation system keys, keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring, push-button start and LED headlamps with full-LED. We’d prefer the 6-speed manual model that was on sale this year, but, unfortunately, Audi has nixed that transmission for 2019. It’s not a problem: The seven-speed auto shifts gears swiftly and doesn’t cause any complaint from us. We’d suggest Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system to avoid the turbo four-cylinder that is tuned and detuned, and add an optional Cold Weather package (heated rear seats as well as a heated steering wheel and floor mats that are all-season).
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Although some rivals offer a myriad of options for engines, such as diesels and hybrids, Audi keeps it simple with a turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower as well as a less powerful and more efficient version of the engine, dubbed the Ultra, which produces an impressive 190 horsepower. Seven-speed automatic transmissions and front-wheel drive are standard as is Audi’s famed Quattro all-wheel-drive system is an option. On our test of the A4 2.0T Quattro Prestige we test, the engine performed flawlessly, offering a class-leading speed (5.2 seconds from 0 to 60 miles per hour) and a smooth power delivery.
A precise steering system with well-controlled body movements, and an excellent roadholding capacity all make the A4 a nimble driver. Typically, cars that have such quick responses need sacrifices in performance, but the A4 is able to absorb bumpy roads effortlessly. The steering feel, which is so crucial for a car with sporty accents, is diminished in lower speeds and on highways. It’s almost like somehow the steering becomes responsive when you push the car through curvy roads.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
In comparison to a fast car it’s amazing that this A4 is also extremely fuel efficient. It’s a bit better than the BMW 3-series during our real-world tests, but it still has nearly the same efficiency as a typical economy car. The EPA evaluates both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive A4s at 34 mpg on the highway The front-wheel-drive model is rated more total (30 mpg) and city rating (27 mpg). In our 200 miles of highway fuel economy test the A4 with all-wheel drive surpassed the EPA highway rating, and clocked 37 mpg.
Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo
The cabin design of the A4 is modern and stylish. It is a great job at creating a balance between form and function using top-quality materials and easy access to tech features. Like many Audis models, the design of the dashboard is sleek and simple, and almost an artwork. The majority of Audi’s button and switch are exactly where you’d like them to be and they feel sturdy when you touch them. The back seat is among the largest in its class, and has comfortable cushions.
The A4’s infotainment setup comprises an 7.0-inch center screen , which is controlled by a knob located on the console’s center. A 8.3-inch screen is available and comes with the Virtual Cockpit that includes a 12.3-inch gauge display for the cluster. The features are plentiful including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, as well as voice commands. Navigation features, SiriusXM satellite radio as well as in-car Wi-Fi in various packages of options and an even more strong Bang & Olufsen audio system featuring 19 speakers.
As with many cars in the entry-level luxury class The A4 is a good fit but it’s not a lot of space; opt for the A4 Allroad wagon if require more space for your cargo. The rear seat in the A4 can fold up in a convenient 40/20/40 split. This makes it easy to fit larger objects like skis. We were able to fit five suitcases with carry-ons into the trunk, but was disappointed with the tiny storage cubbies and storage bins.