2019 Audi A4 Sedan

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2019 Audi A4 Sedan Review

The current A4 Sedan has been with us since 2015, but has managed to stay at the top of the compact luxury sedan class, or close to it, for the last four years, a testament to Audi's ability to build excellent cars. Despite stiff competition from age-old rivals like the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series and a slew of new rivals from the east, the A4 has managed to cling to the title of best small luxury sedan, at least for the first half of 2019. How Audi has achieved this feat is by building an all-rounder. The A4 drives nicely, has a decent amount of performance, it's comfortable, has a good amount of tech features. and is ultra safe. This then begs the question of why Audi doesn't sell more of them?

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  • Exterior Design 8 /10
  • Performance 7 /10
  • Fuel Economy 8 /10
  • Interior & Cargo 8 /10
  • Infotainment & Features 9 /10
  • Reliability 8 /10
  • Safety 9 /10
  • Value For Money 8 /10
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2019 Audi A4 Sedan Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2018 A4 Sedan?

For 2019 this winning recipe is improved upon even further, not by much, but just enough to keep it in the top three. On the exterior, the S-line dress up kit comes standard across the range. Inside, rear passengers get two USB charging points and you get the option of a wireless smartphone charging pad. The Premium Plus is now stacked with tech features that range from a virtual instrument panel and added safety measures, to an upgraded infotainment system with integrated internet connectivity and navigation. The optional convenience package adds blind spot and lane keeping assistance. There's also an optional sports package that stiffens the suspension and gives the interior a more German touring car feel with an all black headliner, aluminum trim and sports bucket seats.

Pros and Cons

  • Good tech levels
  • Build quality is excellent
  • Practical yet fun to drive
  • Class-leading safety
  • It still looks good
  • No manual transmission
  • Best tech features reserved for the top trim
  • Steering feel

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2019 Audi A4 Sedan Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2.0T Premium
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$37,400
2.0T Premium Plus
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$37,400
2.0T Prestige
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$37,400
2.0T Titanium Premium
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
$39,200
2.0T Premium quattro
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
7-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$42,000
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Handling and Driving Impressions

One of the big reasons the A4 is still at the top of its class is due to its excellent road manners. The small luxury sedan class demands that cars get so many elements right, especially driving and road holding, and to find the perfect balance between big premium sedan comfort and small sports car handling is difficult to achieve unless you're Audi. The Audi A4's precise steering and cornering stability, matched with a superbly sprung suspension setup make it an absolute pleasure to drive. For a luxury sedan with sporting overtones, especially in the Quattro, Audi has done a sterling job of getting the car to soak up bumps at low speeds while providing confident handling at higher speeds. The A4's brakes are easy to modulate and respond well in emergency situations. Initial delay from the transmission on acceleration and electrically powered steering that feels somewhat vague are the only downsides to what is a beautifully balanced driving package

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2019 Audi A4 Sedan a good car?

The 2019 Audi A4 is at the top of its game and manages to find a superb balance between all the elements that make for a great luxury sedan. Its exterior looks are sharper than ever thanks to the now standard S Line appearance package, and it has the performance to back up the looks. The 2.0-liter turbo four delivers smooth performance in both states of tune, and the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox makes short work of shifting gears. Both the front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models drive beautifully. The suspension setup borders on perfect; it soaks up low-speed bumps and gives you enough confidence to push on through the twisty bits, especially in the Quattro, which feels like it sinks claws into the road. The interior is beautifully crafted and feels premium through and through. Tech features abound, especially on the higher spec models, the same goes for the safety equipment. Simply put, the 2019 Audi A4 is the last word in compact luxury sedans.

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2019 Audi A4 Sedan Comparisons

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Mercedes-Benz
BMW 3 Series Sedan BMW

2019 Audi A4 Sedan vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

The Mercedes C-Class (C300) is a serious opponent, and can easily match, and even outdo, the Audi for performance and standard equipment. The C300 is more powerful than the base A4 and gets fuel economy figures that fit snugly in between the two A4 powertrain variants. The C300's gearbox has two extra cogs, and one more airbag than the Audi. Where the Audi does better is in its overall feeling of quality, especially inside the car, the Audi is also the better driving car. Both cars are similarly priced and the choice often comes down to brand preference, but we'd opt for the Audi as a more complete package.

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2019 Audi A4 Sedan vs BMW 3 Series Sedan

Going up against the legendary BMW 3 Series will always be a rather intimidating prospect, but the A4 can keep its head up high against its German rival. The interior of the new 3 Series feels fresher because it is fresher. The Audi A4 has an exceptionally well put together cabin, but the current model is on its way out, and the interior tells the same story. You can also tell by the more aggressive exterior styling and interior layout that the BMW is a more driver-focused car. Tech features on the BMW are better, and things like auto steering LED headlights feature as standard across the range. The BMW's engine is more powerful and more economical than Audi's turbocharged four-cylinder. The Audi struggles to bring the fight to the new 3 Series, but the mere fact that a car in its fourth year of production is comparable, and in some cases, equal, to a brand new car is a testament to Audi's high standard of engineering.

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