Used Audi A4 Saloon 2015 - present review

Category: Executive car

Section: Alternatives

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Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Used test: Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
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  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Used test: Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
  • Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A4 saloon?

The BMW 3 Series has been a class leader for years, especially among those looking for a rewarding car to drive. The current 3 Series keeps that tradition alive and is a more entertaining car than the A4. Just be aware that M Sport models have a hard ride unless adaptive dampers are fitted.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is less entertaining to drive than the BMW 3 Series (in fact, it’s on a par with the A4) but has an excellent interior and is supremely comfortable. It’s only really the sometimes tiresome tyre noise that lets it down.

The Jaguar XE might be a new rival to the Germans but, like the BMW, it offers a more rewarding driving experience than the A4. The diesel models are economical but the petrol ones are less efficient than Audi’s offerings. And while the XE is well equipped, it is less practical and has a smaller boot than its rivals.

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Audi A4 Saloon (15 - present)

Overview

The A4 is a highly refined executive saloon that's great value used. Reliability is a concern, though

  • Class-leading interior
  • Extensive engine choice
  • Very comfortable
  • Uninspiring handling
  • S line ride quality
  • Ultra version uses uncomfortable S Line sports suspension