2019 Audi A4 Review, Design, Specs, Price, Exterior and Interior – While it may lack the personality of a BMW or the refinements of a Mercedes, 2019 Audi’s A4 manages to strike an optimal middle-ground between the two. Boasting well-rounded quality craftsmanship, the A4 comfortably sits as one of the best luxury sedans on the market. Here is our latest review of the Audi A4.
The starting price for an A4 is around $38,395. If you are after the top-of-the-line trim, featuring the coolest tech features on offer, expect to spend a little over $50,800.
Interior & Exterior
The interior design feels fresh yet simple. It blends function with style, featuring an attractive minimalistic layout with copious usage of high-quality soft materials.
With regard to the exterior, some may like the safe and soft look of the car, but to others, it comes out as simply boring. Executive cars are supposed to stand out and look flashy; the A4, unfortunately, tries to blend in instead.
Driving & Performance
The A4 comes standard with a decent 2 L 190 hp engine. A more powerful all-wheel-drive variant packing 248 hp is also offered. With the standard engine, the acceleration feels a little hesitant but steadily gains momentum afterward. However, with the more powerful engine, the car comes alive, showcasing energy and confidence as you shift it to full throttle.
The A4’s handling feels crisp, and the car manages to retain excellent traction even on sharp turns. However, the steering lacks bite and gives numb feedback. Braking is potent and smooth, managing to ground the car to a complete halt within an appreciatively short distance.
The latest A4 offers a far quieter driving experience than its predecessors, as well as many of its present rivals. The car also eats up bumps and uneven surfaces on the driveway remarkably well. Taken all together, the A4 guarantees an enjoyable and comfortable driving experience.
Like the talented Germans who made the car, the A4 is also exceptionally efficient. It has one of the best fuel economies of its class. With the base petrol engine, it boasts an average of 43 mpg. With the diesel variant, the score is even higher at 56 mpg. In terms of reliability, the car outperforms as well, with praiseworthy build quality.
Safety & Driver-Assist
Both the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the car very positive scores in terms of safety.
The A4 has a healthy list of standard safety and driver-assist features on offer. With the base trim, you get automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, forward-collision warning and mitigation, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Each trim also comes standard with Audi’s Drive Select, which adjusts the car’s setting based on the selected driving mode (Dynamic, Sports, and Efficiency).
Safety and driver-assist features available on higher-end trims include automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, lane departure warning and intervention, a traffic sign reader, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Extra Features & Connectivity
Even the standard A4 trims carry plenty of tech features. The A4 provides a superb 7-inch MMI central infotainment display with Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto support, as well as a CD player.
The base model also offers you such amenities as 10-speaker HD sound system, keyless ignition, a sunroof, full leather upholstery, heated power front seats, an excellent tri-zone automatic climate control, and split-folding rear seats.
Opting for the midrange Premium Plus trim additionally grants you a futuristic digital instrument panel, a larger screen display, SatNav, keyless entry, push-button start, wireless smartphone charging pad, Wi-Fi hotspot, handwriting-recognition, Audi Connect, and full LED headlamps.
On the top-of-the-line Prestige trim, you are additionally offered dual-pane acoustic front windows, a head-up display, interior ambient lighting, and a premium 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system.
Extra optional features also on offer include bigger 19-inch wheels, an impressive-looking aluminum interior trim ventilated seats, a performance-tuned suspension, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats.
Passenger & Cargo Space
The A4 boasts quite an impressive cabin space. There is plenty of room for passengers, both on the front and the back, to stretch and sit with comfort. Cargo space is average for its class, but if you are in need of more, Audi also offers a 5-door station wagon variant.
The Final Verdict
A highly reliable, very efficient, fun to drive car, the A4 is everything you would expect from an Audi make and then some. It is a true wündercar that goes toe-to-toe with its competitors in almost every metric. Sure, it may not be the most handsome luxury sedan on the market, but at the end of the day, it’s what’s inside that truly matters. Overall, we give the Audi A4 a score of 4.5 out of 5.