As the nation’s ongoing SUV infatuation borders on cliche (again), driving a compact luxury sports sedan might be one of the most punk rock things a car buyer can do. To that end, the updated and upgraded 2021 Audi A4 may just be the GG Allin of the class, rocking mild-hybrid-amped acceleration, tastefully muted handling, generous onboard tech and luxe cabin appointments. Oi!
In his comprehensive critique of the A4, Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman indicates that the Audi sedan’s emphasis on sophistication over sportiness could have you addressing its leading European rival as “BMW 3 Series who?” (And maybe even exhibiting similar indifference toward the BMW X3 SUV.)
“German luxury specialist Audi has delivered a beautifully balanced and fun-to-drive — but not overly sporty — compact sports sedan that reminds you just how much more satisfying a low-slung sports sedan is than even the most hairy-chested, overpowered SUV out there,” Bragman writes in his review.