Agility, acceleration, transmission, fuel economy, fit and finish.
Controls, rear seat.
The compact A4 sports sedan has a solid, high-quality feel and top-grade interior appointments. Agile handling makes it fun to drive, and the firm ride is supple and controlled. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic, which contributed to a very respectable 25 mpg overall in our tests, even with the optional all-wheel drive. That engine got a modest horsepower boost for 2014. Front-wheel-drive versions use a CVT automatic. Tight rear seating and complex controls are demerits. The high-performance S4 sedan comes with a 333-hp, supercharged V6. The wagon version is now called the Allroad.