2019 Audi S4

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$50,200

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Many standard features
  • Strong acceleration in AWD versions
  • Lots of front-seat space
  • Adult-friendly backseat
  • Strong brakes
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • So-so handling
  • Accelerator lag in A4
  • Occasionally unresponsive transmission
  • Small glove compartment, center console
  • Flat seatbacks (standard seats)
  • Knob-based operation of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Audi S4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • A4 available as sedan or Allroad wagon
  • High-performance S4 comes as sedan only
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission standard
  • Slight styling updates for some versions
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

2019 Audi S4 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Audi A4?

The Audi A4 line includes the compact A4 sedan, which comes with front- or all-wheel drive, the AWD-only S4 performance sedan and the A4 Allroad wagon. The Allroad has higher ground clearance for a quasi-SUV stance. All versions seat five.

Front-drive A4 sedans use a 188-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while AWD sedans and the Allroad have a 248-hp version. The S4 comes with a 349-hp, turbo 3.0-liter V-6. The A4 has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the S4 gets an eight-speed automatic. Competitors to both include the BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

What’s New on the 2019 Audi A4?

Reshuffled equipment availability includes wireless smartphone charging on the middle trim levels for the A4 sedan and Allroad wagon, plus navigation on the Allroad. The A4 sedans have new trapezoidal tailpipes, while sportier-looking S Line bumpers — previously optional — are now standard on AWD A4 sedans. The S4 adds a less expensive base trim level that includes a sport suspension, 18-inch wheels with summer tires and sport seats with power-adjustable side bolsters and a massage function.

What Features in the 2019 Audi A4 Are Most Important?

Audi makes all-wheel drive available or standard on all models, and the A4 offers the money-saving option of front-wheel drive. The base Premium trim includes features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather seats, a power moonroof, heated front seats and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Should I Buy the 2019 Audi A4?

The A4 faces stiff competition from the BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and others, so it would be wise to check out some alternatives before choosing this one. One alternative that the A4 does have clear advantages over is the Audi A3, a smaller car that’s priced too close to the A4.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love this car!

Great balance of comfort and performance. Much more versatile than my prior RS3. Has been reliable, is powerful and comfortable. Also has great tech and sound.

4.6

Outstanding Sport Sedan

I've owned a previous (2013) s4, a 2016 A6, Infiniti red sport, Bmw 340xi (2017) and currently own a 2020 BMW M340i. Only the BMW M340i beats the new S4. A bit quicker and better throttle response with a better sounding exhaust. still the S4 is not as stiff and fun to drive. I added the resonator kit a week after buying to beef up the exhaust sound

4.7

S4: Fast, Elegant and Sleek

This is a dream (car) come true. It has everything I always hoped for in a vehicle: luxurious, powerful, comfortable, stylish. A pleasure to drive.

See all 4 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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