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2019 Audi S4

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Pros

  • Strong acceleration from turbocharged V6
  • Poised and stable handling inspires confidence
  • Quiet and relaxed over long distances

Cons

  • Not enough interior storage

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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The 2019 Audi S4 blends affordable luxury, exhilarating performance

Drivers who like the look and style of the Audi A4, but want more performance than its turbo four-cylinder can deliver, can look to the 2019 Audi S4 instead. The S4 offers most of the A4’s features, with a few upgrades: 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, and massaging front seats. But the S4’s turbo V6 engine is the main event. Making 100 more horsepower than the A4’s top engine, the S4’s also comes with increased handling and braking performance to back it up.

The interior befits a modern luxury sedan, with shapely sport seats, soft leather, and thoughtful ergonomics. Satin aluminum and carbon-fiber trim exude a contemporary tech vibe, reinforced by user-friendly infotainment and a slick, configurable digital gauge cluster. It’s a more aggressive approach, both under the hood and inside, than a rival like the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The S4 also packs more punch than a BMW 330i, although not as much as an M3.

All Audi S4 years

What is new for the 2019 Audi S4?

  • The S4 is available in a new trim called the Premium.
  • S4 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Android Auto, CD Audio, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.

2019 Audi S4 trims

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Premium:

  • 349-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Seat Massagers
  • Power Mirrors

Premium Plus:

Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium Plus
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Audi S4

What We Like

Performance: The S4 balances effortless acceleration, ample traction, and the automotive equivalent of fast-twitch fibers. It sprints from zero to 60 mph a second faster than the A4, and slows just as ably with smooth, even braking. All-wheel drive makes turns and cornering feel instinctual. The optional S Sport package adds an adaptive suspension and a slick rear differential that further sharpens handling. Driver-selectable modes adjust stiffness to conditions: Comfort for rough and broken roads, Dynamic when you need to squash body roll in spirited driving.

Comfort: The S4 is all about performance and luxury in equal measure. The suspension soaks up the road like a larger cruising sedan but retains firmness and control for fast turns and cornering. The standard seats are firm and supportive and — bonus — come with a massage function and heating. Sport seats with more pronounced bolstering are optional. Driver fatigue won’t be a problem, and the S4’s rear seats are comfortable enough even for long trips. The S4 also does an admirable job of reducing tire noise.

Technology: The S4’s infotainment setup is anchored by a 7-inch (base trim) or 8.3-inch multimedia display. Instead of a touchscreen, the system uses a dial controller and buttons. Navigation uses Google Earth mapping, which can be shown on the dash-mounted screen or in the digital gauge display, directly in the driver’s line of sight. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto come standard, and the excellent optional Bang & Olufsen audio system can handle a variety of music and volume levels with exceptional clarity. A few driver-assist features come standard, but more common ones, like blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane centering, are optional or offered only on higher trims.

What Needs Improvement

Driver-assist systems: Every 2019 S4 has standard automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. However, like a lot of European luxury brands at the time, Audi reserved features like blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane centering for its higher trims. That’s especially unfortunate considering that even in 2019 many economy cars came standard with these systems.

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RepairPal gave the Audi S4 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi S4 61st out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Audi S4 features and specs

Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

4WD/AWD

Engine size

3.0L

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Transmission

Automatic

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