New 2023 Audi A4 ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Well-balanced ride-and-handling, all-wheel drive on every model, zippy turbo fours.
– No six-speed manual, conservative styling, rival sports sedans offer more drama.
– The A4 is exceptionally well-rounded and effortlessly competent, but sexy it’s not.
Although the current-generation A4 is getting on in years, it offers a compelling blend of performance, refinement, technology and interior quality for the price. Look elsewhere if you need a sport sedan that’ll get your heart pumping, but for across-the-board excellence at a fair price, the A4 remains tough to top.
Cabin looks cool and is impeccably constructed
Advanced and easy-to-use tech features
Back seat is spacious enough for adults
Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration in the A4 45 TFSI
Lack of feedback from steering limits driver involvement
Transmission can be slow to downshift at times
– What’s new
The A4 gets a minor shuffling of features for 2023
Part of the fifth A4 generation introduced for 2017
In recent years, Audi has occupied a favorable spot among German carmakers. It found a middle ground between the more performance-oriented BMWs and the classically luxurious Mercedes-Benzes. The 2023 Audi A4, the brand’s long-running small sedan, is a prime example of that balance point and maintains the company’s understated yet modern aesthetic. It boasts a classy-looking cabin, plenty of technology features and pleasing performance.