2016 Audi A4

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$18,487–$31,967 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2016 Audi A4 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2016 Audi A4 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Audi A4

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

S4
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 ...
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.  

(Skip to details on the: S4)

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

S4
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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Latest 2016 A4 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Cant Drive any other car post this

by YoungDriver247 from Minneapolis on May 14, 2018

Great car with good style. Owned it for 3 years. Friends who have driven my car feel a massive difference when they drive their car later. Would recommend it to anyone who has a good taste and can ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best entry level luxury sedan

by Ck1292 on March 31, 2018

Sporty, stylish, comfortable and great performance. Drives well in aggressive as well as leisurely situations. Great value and excellent performance. This is the 3rd A4 that I've owned and I've loved ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Audi A4 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Audi A4 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker