When you step into the realm of luxury, you expect greatness. When the costs are higher, the added accessories must come standard and the safety features have to impress. The Audi A4 has traditionally been known as an entry-level luxury sedan. It is the perfect car for newbies who are looking to dive into the standard of luxury without breaking the bank.
This year, the A4 received a total facelift. After designers retrieved inspiration from the larger Audi sedans, the new and improved 2021 A4 made an impressive debut on the market once again as the quintessential luxury sedan. It is no wonder why this model continues its reign as the most sought after automotive within the Audi brand.
It’s simply one of the best in its class — and drivers agree.
Check out our breakdown of the 2021 Audi A4, which analyzes price, performance, interior, technology, and safety.
It’s fair to say the A4 appeals to a wide variety of drivers. As one of the most affordable luxury sedans, it’s hard to beat the price for the amenities that come included. Thankfully for Audi, affordability does not mean a lack of luxury. With three trim options available, buyers can customize their A4 accordingly. The trim options are:
Premium: starting at $39,100. This package comes with LED headlights and high-beam assist, 10.1” center screen, and lane departure warning among other features
Premium Plus: starting at $43,800. Includes full LED headlights, 12.3” LCD virtual cockpit, Traffic jam assist and Audi active lane assist, top view camera
Prestige: starting at $49,400. At the top of the line, new matrix-design LED headlights, animation for headlights, navigation and Audi connect
With luxury comes performance. With a horsepower of 261hp and 273 pound feet of torque, the A4 packs a worthy punch for a luxury sedan. Behind the wheel of the 2021 release, drivers can enjoy light steering and an overall smooth ride.
New to the 2021 A4, all trims come standard with quattroⓇ S tronicⓇ all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Audi A4 comes equipped with four interior color options, decorative inlays, and ambient interior lighting.
All good things have flaws too. While the interior of the A4 remains one of the most luxurious of its class, its less than favorable rear-seat accommodations fall short to competitors.
The new and improved A4 comes standard with a 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There is no need to fuss over a complicated infotainment system because Audi delivers an easy-to-operate system with available virtual cockpit, that is most comparable to a high definition television.
No luxury sedan would be a convincing buy without proper safety. The A4 comes standard with optimal safety features and superior headlight design. For the standard trim, the following safety features are included:
- Forward-collision warning
- Automatic braking
Upgrade to the Prestige trim, and you’ll enjoy:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-keep assist
- Parking sensors
Worth the luxury
When you compare the magnitude of features, performance, and Audi’s commitment to excellence, you’ll find the higher end trims are still comparable in price to a BMW and Mercedes-Benz sedan. With an MSRP of $39,100, the new and improved 2021 A4 will leave buyers content with both design and luxury. Besides the limited storage issue, the 2021 A4 remains one of the best purchases for young professionals or singles looking for luxury.
Check out the virtual launch of the Audi A4, and learn a bit more about its 2021 upgrades: