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2023 Audi A4

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2023 A4 40 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan
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Price:   -  From $38,395
2023 A4 45 S line Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $40,495
2023 A4 allroad 45 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Wagon Price:   -  From $46,995
2023 S4 3.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $53,895


What's New

The 2023 Audi A4 model sees few notable changes. Adaptive cruise control is now available on all trims, the Black Optic packages are enhanced with more painted trim pieces and larger wheels, and an upgraded stereo is now standard on the Premium Plus trim.

Choosing Your Audi A4

Audi offers the 2023 A4 sedan, the A4 allroad wagon, and the S4 sport-sedan in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. Starting Prices range from $40,995 to $61,795.

Inventory on the 2022 model is low which may make ordering a 2023 the easiest option.

Engine Choices

There are three different powertrains offered across the 2023 A4 lineup. All are standard with all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. The A4 and A4 allroad are fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch unit whereas the S4 features an eight-speed with a torque converter. The 45 TFSI powertrain is available for $2,100 to $700 depending on the A4’s selected trim.

ModelEngine TypeHorsepower / TorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
A4 40 TFSI2.0-liter 4-cyl turbo201 hp / 236 lb-ft29 mpg
A4 45 TFSI, allroad2.0-liter 4-cyl turbo261 hp / 273 lb-ft27 mpg (26 for allroad)
S43.0-liter V6 turbo349 hp / 369 lb-ft24 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The A4 and S4 sedans and allroad wagon seat five and stretch to 187.5 inches in length which nearly matches the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Rear passengers are afforded 35.7 inches of legroom and 37.4 inches of headroom which are on par with the rest of the class, as is its 12-cubic foot trunk space. Only Volvo offers a wagon body style to compete with the allroad, however, the Audi’s 24.2 cubic feet of space behind the seats (58.5 cubic feet with the seats folded) are far more than what is offered in the V60.

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Safety Features

The A4 is equipped with a basic level of active safety equipment such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Adaptive cruise control is offered through the Premium trim’s Convenience Package as are blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. The Premium Plus trim includes those features as standard.


The base A4 features a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and plays sound through a 10-speaker 180-watt sound system. SiriusXM is standard on the Premium Plus trim as is a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 16-channel sound system.

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2023 Audi A4 Premium - MSRP From $40,995

The base A4 features full LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, 17-inch wheels, dual exhaust, high-gloss aluminum window surrounds, and chrome exterior trim. Inside, the Premium trim features heated leather seats with eight-way power-adjustability for the driver, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, three-zone climate control, a power sunroof, and walnut wood interior trim.

The Convenience Package is $2,500 includes upgrades to the audio and safety equipment and adds proximity entry, auto-dimming mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and driver’s position memory settings.

The A4 S-Line ($2,100) package features the upgraded 45 TFSI engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and a revised front bumper for a sportier look.

2023 Audi A4 Premium Plus - MSRP From $46,095

The A4 Premium Plus trim features 18-inch wheels, a surround-view camera system, power-folding mirrors, upgraded audio and safety equipment, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Additional option packages are available such as the Warm Weather Package ($1,300) which includes front sport seats with ventilation, the Navigation Package for $1,500, and the Black Optic Package ($500) which adds gloss-black painted exterior trim and gray oak wood interior trim.

The S-Line is priced at $1,600 and offers the S-Line interior Package for $500 which include brushed aluminum interior trim, leather and Dinamica seats, and stainless steel pedals. The Black Optic Package is $1,300 and includes 18-inch bi-color wheels, a gloss-black grille, bumper trim, mirrors, window surrounds, rocker sills, rear spoiler, exhaust tips, and badges, red brake calipers, and dark aluminum interior trim.

2023 Audi A4 Prestige - MSRP From $51,295

The A4’s top trim adds matrix-LED headlights, parking assist, acoustic laminated front windows, a head-up display, heated rear seats, and includes the Warm Weather and Navigation packages. The upgraded engine is $700 and offers the same exterior and interior upgrades with the exception of ventilated seats, which require $800 to be added back in.

2023 Audi A4 allroad Premium - MSRP From $46,595

The entry trim for the A4 allroad is similarly equipped to that of the A4 with notable additions such as a power tailgate, aluminum roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, and an adaptive suspension that are joined by the allroad’s unique grille, black fender arches, sculpted side sills, and additional black plastic on the lower rear bumper for a more rugged look.

The familiar Convenience Package is offered for $2,500 and the black plastic can be painted to match the body color for $1,000.

2023 Audi A4 allroad Premium Plus - MSRP From $51,195

The notable standard and available features of the sedan’s Premium Plus trim are also available here while the Black Optic Plus Package ($1,350) additionally includes black roof rails and matte silver lower trim on the bumpers and side sills.

2023 Audi A4 allroad Prestige - MSRP From $56,495

The Prestige trim’s notable feature list matches that of the sedan and includes ventilated seats and rear window shades as standard.

2023 Audi S4 Premium - MSRP From $53,495

The S4 is a sportier version of the A4 sedan. Along with a more powerful engine, the S4 is distinguished by Audi’s signature brushed aluminum finish applied to its honeycomb grille surround, door mirrors, front bumper air inlets, side sill trim, and rear bumper accents.

Additionally, there are four round chrome exhaust outlets, a sport suspension with a lowered ride height, 19-inch wheels with performance tires, a sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, leather and Dinamica sport seats, and carbon-fiber design interior trim included.

The Convenience Package is available for $2,500.

2023 Audi S4 Premium Plus - MSRP From $57,495

The S4 is equally featured to that of the A4 Premium Plus but offers unique packages such as the S Sport Package ($2,500) which adds a sport rear differential, dynamic dampers, and red brake calipers, and the new-for-2023 Audi Sport Interior Package ($900) that adds a black interior with red stitching and RS carbon inlays.

The Black Optic Plus Package is $1,000 and now extends gloss-black paint to the side sills, rear lip spoiler, exhaust tips, and badges. Full Nappa leather seats are offered for $1,000.

2023 Audi S4 Prestige - MSRP From $61,795

The S4 Prestige adds similar premium features as the A4 Prestige trim and the optional performance packages of the Premium Plus trim are available.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Premium Plus trim offers the best bang for your buck and we’d recommend the 45 TFSI for its balance of power and efficiency.

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Expert Review

  • Excellent blend of comfort and performance
  • 45 trim is a great value
  • Impressive crash scores
  • There's a wagon!
  • Could use some pizazz
  • Where's the RS4?
  • S4 doesn't make a ton of sense
  • Top safety tech optional
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Conservative styling. If you want to stand out, the Audi A4 probably isn’t the car for you. The fifth-generation A4 has been on sale since the 2016 model year, and although it’s aged well, it’s not nearly as flashy as its compact executive rivals. We still think it’s a good looking car, but it might not be your cup of tea if you’re in the market for something more expressive.

Saving the wagons. The A4 is the only car in this segment (and one of the few in general) that’s offered as a station wagon in the US. We don’t get the Avant that’s available in some markets, but we do get the A4 allroad. The allroad features a lift, unpainted fenders and bumpers, and an impressive 60 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded.

RS4 remains absent. Audi isn’t offering us a high-performance version of the A4. If you want to compete with a BMW M3 or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG you’ll have to upgrade to an RS5, which is only offered as a coupe or a four-door liftback (or Sportback in Audispeak).

Polished driving dynamics. The A4 strikes a brilliant balance between performance and comfort across all trims. The steering is tight and responsive through aggressive cornering but mellows out under regular driving conditions, while still providing strong feedback. The suspension is hard enough to be tossable through the bends but does so without compromising ride quality.

Punchy powertrains. Even though there’s no RS4 to be found, the rest of the A4 lineup is far from lethargic. The base 40 model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with a 12-volt hybrid system, developing 201 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. That’s not a lot per se, but the A4 still feels plenty quick in its base form.

That being said, we would recommend upgrading to the 45 trim for $1,600. It’s powered by the same four-cylinder mild-hybrid, but Audi coerces 60 more horses (and 37 more lb-ft) out of it. The result is a car that’s properly quick; the A4 45 will get you to 60 in just 4.8 seconds. Some credit there is due for the quick-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. It handles hard acceleration wonderfully, but we did notice a couple of instances of low-speed clunkiness.

The range-topping S4 is powered by a 2.9L turbocharged V6 that churns out 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic. The S4 builds on the A4’s already impressive chassis by adding adaptive dampers and an optional sport-tuned rear differential.

Although it’s certainly an athletic car, the S4 can’t quite match the performance of the BMW M340i or Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG on paper, nor does it offer as thrilling of an experience to drive. We’d probably stick to the A4 45.

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Well-thought-out interior. Sensible yet aesthetically pleasing interiors are Audi’s bread and butter. Keeping the theme of the A4’s exterior, the cabin is stylish yet restrained. Everything is where it ought to be, and is constructed from premium materials. Our only gripe is a lack of interior storage areas, which don’t do much to further accommodate the passable 13 cubic feet of trunk storage.

On the connectivity front, the A4 comes with a standard 10.1” touchscreen that is both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable. Optional extras include a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, and satellite radio. An option we’d tick is the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, which on top of being highly configurable, is quite impressive to look at.

Standout safety. The A4 earned five-star ratings from the NHTSA and received near-perfect marks from the IIHS. Standard safety tech includes automatic emergency braking, automatic hi-beams, and a lane departure warning system.

It is worth noting that Audi limited some standard safety features to the higher-trim models. You’ll have to shell out for the unfortunately-named Convenience package to get adaptive cruise control on a base Premium. The top-of-the-line Prestige trim earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to its snazzy LED projector headlights as well.

Final thoughts. The 2023 Audi A4 is not the flashiest compact executive sedan to look at, nor is it the flashiest to drive. It may not be the most exciting choice compared to its competition, but it’s still a rational one. It’s both comfortable and engaging to drive in its base form, and it really comes alive with the 45 trim.

The S4 can’t quite keep up with some of its rivals, and we’re longing for an RS4, but the A4 45 is a great little sports sedan in its own right. The allroad wagon shares the 45’s powertrain and is a nifty buy if you’re looking for a little more space or capability.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
187.5 "
Exterior Width
72.7 "
Exterior Height
56.2 "
Front Headroom
37.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,638 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Clock / Siriusxm W/ 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 19 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Audi Active Lane Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Traffic Jam Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear / Audi Park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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