× Used cars Car dealers Sell your car My adverts Saved cars New cars Ask Carzone Car reviews News Advice Buying guides Carz Show Driver Zone
image desc

2015 Audi A4 Saloon Review

Same as ever, only better, Audi’s new A4 is predictably good.

Once a byword for predictability, Audi has raised its game with the current A4. It’s more than just a nice interior and smart exterior style; there’s more space and even some driver appeal, too. All of which makes it more appealing against its long-standing BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class rivals.


What is it?
The Audi A4 and its German rivals - the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class - have absolutely decimated the traditional family car market. Replaced in 2015 the A4 is bigger, more comfortable and better driving than ever before. Unsurprisingly, given its sales, Audi’s been a bit conservative on the styling, but it’s still a handsome looker. Low potential ownership costs - thanks to both its efficiency and strong resale values - make it a wise buy, too.

What is it like?
Like a family car, only far more desirable. Sit in the A4 and you'll realise that the cabin is a thing of beauty, while the space has massively improved - those rear seats now offer some legroom. Audi offers it with a variety of engines and front- or four-wheel drive, but the 150hp 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine makes up the bulk of sales. For good reason too, as it’s a proven unit, with excellent economy and emissions (99g/km in manual, Attraction trim).

Carzone verdict: 4.5/5
An entirely predictable new A4 from Audi, though one that customers will welcome. Along with more equipment and connectivity, improved safety, a finer ride, greater space and revised rather than revolutionary styling, the A4 does everything else you’d want, only better than before. Better economy, lower emissions, a cabin that wouldn’t look out of place in a car double the price and competitive pricing. That it now drives with some more verve hardly matters. A very desirable car indeed.