2016 Audi A4

Starting MSRP: $35,900 - $38,000

Estimated MPG: 24 city / 31 hwy

2016 Audi A4 Review

The 2016 Audi A4 should be at the top of your list if you're looking for a compact luxury sedan offering impeccable refinement and outstanding value. The A4 distinguishes itself with its sumptuous cabin, which features attractive design and first-rate materials.

For 2016, the Audi A4 streamlines its lineup, dropping the top-of-the-line Prestige trim. Base models now come with a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and Audi Connect has been added to the Navigation Plus package. A Bang & Olufsen sound system has been added to the Technology package, and Audi's advanced key technology - which features keyless start, stop and entry - is now optional on Premium models.

The Audi A4 seats five. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The 2016 Audi A4 compact sedan is offered in two trim levels: Premium and Premium Plus.

Exterior

Exterior

With its graceful lines, the Audi A4 is a picture of discreet elegance. Viewed from the front, the A4 presents a sleek single-frame grille bordered by standard xenon headlights. Side views spotlight the car's fluid profile and standard power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors. In back, the A4 shows off a body-colored bumper and standard LED taillights.

The base Premium trim is equipped with 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, front fog lights, heated windshield washer nozzles, aluminum trim around the exterior windows, dual exhaust outlets and LED turn signals integrated into the side mirrors. Available features include 18- and 19-inch wheels, auto-dimming side mirrors with memory, blacked-out exterior trim and a rear spoiler.

Interior

Interior

The A4's cabin features handsome design and ample legroom in both rows. This compact sedan's trunk provides 12.4 cubic feet for your personal items, and the standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks allow you to increases cargo capacity.

The base Premium trim will get you three-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, ambient LED interior lighting, power windows with one-touch up and down, a sunroof, leather upholstery and eight-way power-adjustable front seats. Available features include wood decorative inlays, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and memory functions for the driver's seat.

Performance

Performance

The 2016 Audi A4 engages drivers with energetic performance. All models feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) models come standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). All-wheel-drive (AWD) models are offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.

Base A4 models have an EPA rating of 24/31 mpg city/highway. AWD models are rated 22/32 mpg with the manual transmission and 21/30 mpg with the automatic.

Technology

Technology

The base A4 features a respectable array of technology features. Standard amenities include Bluetooth connectivity. a CD player, an MP3 player, Audi's MMI infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio and a 10-speaker sound system. Audi's Navigation Plus package is available on the base A4, adding a voice-control navigation system, HD radio and Bluetooth streaming audio. This package also adds Audi Connect, an upgraded version of Audi's MMI infotainment system. The A4 Premium Plus is available with a Technology package that includes amenities such as a Bang & Olufsen sound system, Wi-Fi hot spot capability, blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera.