2016 Audi S4

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$33,893–$45,641 Inventory Prices
(4.7) 3 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 Audi S4 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Plenty of power on demand
  • Excellent interior quality
  • Comfortable sport seats
  • Premium stereo
  • Subtle good looks
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system

The Bad

  • Tight backseat
  • Moonroof eats front headroom
  • Limited-slip rear differential not standard
  • Once-competitive gas mileage is slipping
  • Styling close to lesser A4s
  • Manual transmission feels imprecise
2016 Audi S4 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Audi S4

  • Five-seat compact luxury sport sedan
  • Supercharged V-6 standard
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Audi Drive Select standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2016 Audi S4 Road Test

Aaron Bragman

Verdict: The 2016 Audi S4 is an aging but still highly entertaining sport sedan. It's not as hard-edged or wild as the top sport sedans in the class, but it's much easier to live with on a daily basis, with a comfortable and well-built interior, easy-to-use multimedia system and styling that flies under the radar.

Versus the Competition: While not hot enough to take on super-high-performance models such as the BMW M3 or Cadillac ATS-V, the S4 matches up well with premium versions of those models such as the BMW 340i xDrive, Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG and Cadillac ATS 3.6 all-wheel drive.

Audi is set to offer a new and updated 2017 S4 later this year, but the current S4 still is a formidable machine worthy of a last look before it rides off into the automotive sunset. Featuring a strong supercharged V-6 engine, six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, sport suspension and Audi's famed Quattro all-wheel drive, it's a legitimate sport sedan. Changes from the 2015 to 2016 model are minimal given its impending replacement, limited to minor trim package feature changes (see if you can spot any differences here). Competition in this category is stiff, with just about every major luxury automaker on the planet offering up hotter versions of their basic compact luxury sedans. With a new S4 on the way, though, is the current one worth buying on its own merits?

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Latest Reviews


Love it!

by Larry and Lisa from Rialto, CA on August 31, 2017

My new (to me) certified preowned Audi S4 is everything I wanted in my new car. It is stylish, comfortable and well worth the price. I love it! Read full review


Fun to drive

by luv audi from Ashland, OR on May 26, 2017

From the exterior styling to interior comfort this car is the favorite of all my cars. I was a BMW owner prior to this and feel that it is a better car in all ways. Read full review

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The 2016 Audi S4 currently has 0 recalls

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