2021 Audi A4 Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs at Sewickley Audi

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • 40 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or a 45 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder with 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and standard quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Standard power sunroof
  • Standard MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch center screen with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic
  • Audi drive select modes (comfort, auto, dynamic, individual)
  • Available 755-watt Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound and 19 speakers
  • Optional Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

2021 Audi A4 Exterior

About the Audi A4

Introducing the athletic yet luxurious Audi A4, overflowing with potent performance and innovative technological features drivers have come to expect from Audi sedans. Painstakingly crafted and designed to provide an unparalleled driving experience, the Audi A4 features two TFSI® engine variants along with quattro® all-wheel drive for enhanced confidence and control.

Safety remains an important pillar of Audi's design philosophy, evidenced by standard Audi pre sense® city and Audi pre sense® basic - both found on the A4. These driver-assistance features help keep an extra set of eyes on the road to watch for oncoming mishaps or obstacles. Take control in the driver's seat where an available Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster allows you to personalize information to your driving style. For 2021, you'll also enjoy interior features like ambient interior lighting, an infotainment screen, and seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Google Android Auto™.

What the Critics Say

"The A4's modern-looking cabin does a good job of balancing form and function with high-quality materials and easily accessible technology features. As in most Audis, the dashboard design is clean and simplistic-a piece of modern art. Most of the A4's buttons and switches are right where you want them to be and feel substantial when you use them."  -- Car and Driver

"The A4 flirts with perfection on our safety scale, even though we advise against "hitting on" anything. Starting from an average score, the A4 earns points for its five-star overall rating from federal testers, standard automatic emergency braking, good safety extras, and above average outward vision. It's a 9." -- The Car Connection

What's New for 2021

After an exterior refresh last year, the Audi A4 returns for 2021 with several exciting updates. In terms of performance, Audi has added a 12-volt mild-hybrid system to both of the available TFSI 4-cylinder engines resulting in a 13-horsepower gain for both engines. Front-wheel drive has been discontinued, making quattro all-wheel drive standard across the lineup. New standard features include the Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay®, lane departure warning, and the integrated toll module (ITM). Feature content within available packages has been adjusted slightly. Finally, Prestige trims now come standard with heated rear seats.

Audi A4 Features

Audi A4 Performance

Potent Performance

Standard power for the Audi A4 comes in the form of an efficient yet responsive 40 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder engine producing a total of 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. If you're craving more muscle, step up to the available 45 TFSI® (2.0T) 4-cylinder engine delivering 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of engine choice, the A4 comes standard with the legendary quattro® all-wheel-drive system for exceptional control and confidence across all types of weather conditions.

With equipped with the 45 TFSI® powertrain, the A4 can reach 60 MPH from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds. Looking for an added dose of athleticism? The available Sport suspension features a 23-mm lower ride height and firmer suspension tuning more for responsive handling.

Audi A4 Sedan Interior

Luxurious Interior

The interior design of the Audi A4 is uncluttered, with clean modern lines combined with intuitive displays. A leather interior coupled with standard Brown Walnut Wood or available Natural Gray Oak Wood inlays perpetuate the sleek, modern style. Standard ambient LED interior lighting allows drivers to choose from several colors to suit their mood. Other standard features on the A4 include three-zone automatic climate control with a rear display, heated front seats, and a power sunroof. For audiophiles, an available 755-watt Bang & Olufsen® sound system brings another layer of luxury with 3D sound through 19 speakers placed throughout the cabin.

Audi A4 Technology

Supportive Technology

Every Audi A4 comes standard with a 10.1-inch MMI® infotainment touch display. Add an available Audi Virtual Cockpit display for the ultimate command center. Audi Virtual Cockpit offers a 12.3-inch instrument cluster available in three selectable visual modes providing vital information from audio to navigation, divided into three modes: Classic, Sport and Dynamic. An available heads-up display also offers important driving information like speed or navigation projected onto the windshield. You can also connect your smartphone's apps through your infotainment system through a standard Audi smartphone interface for a more personal media experience, whether it's an Android or Apple.

Audi A4 Safety

Advanced Safety

Nothing matters more to Audi than safety, and it's evident from the innovative driver-assistance systems employed across all Audi vehicles. Using sensors placed on key parts of the A4 sedan's exterior, Audi pre sense® basic automatically enacts precautionary measures to protect itself from oncoming vehicles to minimize damage while pre sense® city warns you of potential oncoming vehicles within speeds up to 52 MPH.

The available Parking System Plus also uses those sensors to detect if it's too close to other objects when inching in or out of a parking space. Take unnecessary guesswork out of finding that next speed limit sign with an available traffic sign recognition system on A4 Prestige trims, which use cameras to detect speed limits on traffic signs and then display them on other displays in the cabin.

Trims & Specs

Audi A4 Premium

A4 Premium

  • Starting at $39,100 MSRP
  • 10.1-inch MMI® touch display center screen with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats
  • 7-Inch color display driver information system display
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • Power sunroof
Audi A4 Premium Plus

A4 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $43,800 MSRP
  • Audi phone box including signal booster and wireless charger
  • Audi Parking system plus with front and rear acoustic sensors
  • Audi advanced key - keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk lid release
  • 18-inch 10-spoke-dynamic design wheels contrast gray, partly polished (40 TFSI®)
  • Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
Audi A4 Prestige

A4 Prestige

  • Starting at $49,400 MSRP
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound with 19 speakers
  • Animation for headlights and taillights with Matrix-design LED headlights
  • Top view camera system and Audi active lane assist
  • Head-up display with navigation systems information
  • MMI® Navigation Plus with six-month trial subscription to Audi connect® PRIME and Audi connect® PLUS online services