2016 Audi A4

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2016 Audi A4
2016 Audi A4

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Torque-rich turbo engine
  • Interior materials quality, fit and finish
  • Steering feedback
  • AWD handling
  • Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen stereo available

The bad:

  • Tight backseat
  • Smallish trunk
  • Spiraling price with options

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Audi A4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 220-hp, turbo engine standard
  • Five-seat sedan
  • A4-based Allroad wagon available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2016 Audi A4 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat A4 is offered only as a sedan; Audi also offers the Allroad wagon, which is based on the A4 and covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. The sedan also is available as a performance version dubbed S4. The A4 is offered with front- or all-wheel drive and competes with the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.  

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New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED running lights and taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Sport suspension
  • 19-inch wheels and tires
  • Blind spot warning system 
  • Backup camera
  • Audi Connect information system
  • 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system

The S4 is the racy version of the A4. It packs a 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and offers a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard, along with Audi Drive Select, which lets the driver choose performance settings for the steering, engine, optional adaptive suspension and automatic transmission.
What’s Special

  • Sport seats
  • Leather and Alcantara upholstery
  • AWD system delivers 60 percent of the power to the rear wheels, which makes the S4 feel more like a rear-drive car
  • Optional sports differential transfers more power to the outside rear wheel in turns

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


The most UNSATISFYING car ive ever owned

This car is way over rated. Transmission is sluggish and delayed. Not satisfied at all. Hidden finance charges totaling sixteen thousand dollars.horrible customer service worse service ever.


Audi A4 Premium Plua

I bought this car over a year ago. I had no problems after driving it for 11000 miles. Very comfortable ride and nice performance on the highway. Would definitely recommend


Great car

Solid, great looking, fun to drive. Glad to have the 2016 instead of the 2017. No screen blocking your view. Lovely interior and great sound.

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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