2022 Audi A4

MSRP $39,100 Est.

Ranked #3 in Sedan

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2022 Audi A4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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John Bedrow 

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The Audi A4 has a long history. Being launched in 1994 for the first time, this car has completed over 25 years in the market and has undergone a total of five generations, and is hinting towards a sixth. Yes, you read that correctly, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan will be the sixth generation in lineage. Talking about the 2021 model in circulation, the A4 sedan is a beast in itself. A well-built exterior on top of a great powertrain and excellent comfort features. 

However, for the 2022 model, the manufacturer has decided to load the cabin with more features than ever and add lots of cosmetic tweaks. That is indicative of a substantial price hike in exchange for more functionality and convenience. That said the Audi A4 sedan still faces competition from rivals like Mercedes-Benz C Class, Lexus IS 300, and the BMW 3 Series. Unravel some more facts and figures about the 2022 Audi A4 sedan as you read through the end.

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Pros

Fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain

Aggressive and more aerodynamic exterior

User-friendly MMI infotainment system

Cons

No manual transmission available 

Higher trims can get very expensive

Smaller trunk capacity

What's New?

Exterior design change

More upmarket interior pallet

Upgraded MMI infotainment system

Price increased across all trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$39100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/28/34 mpg

highway range

520.20 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Premium$39,100 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi A4 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


"The 2022 Audi A4 is a quintessential compact luxury sports sedan, with a richly appointed cabin, lively handling, upscale styling, and plenty of tech features." - Car and Driver

The sixth-generation Audi A4 is going to see major changes for the 2022 model year. The base variant is expected to be priced at $42,000 which is approximately three thousand dollars more than the previous year's model and the topmost variant, premium plus is expected to cross $52,300 in terms of price. 

The A4's cabin, like that of other Audi vehicles, is littered with digital displays, including the Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster, which is available as an option. The Black Optic package is now available with the base model of the A4. The 2022 Audi A4 features the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 12-volt hybrid system with the 40 TSFI making 201 hp and the 45 TSFI tuned for 261 hp.

2022 Audi A4 Sedan front angle view
2022 Audi A4 Sedan rear angle view

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Audi A4 Buying Advice

We recommend going for the Premium Plus trim as for around $4,000 more you upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit Plus, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, etc over the base Premium trim features. That said, if you can stretch your budget by four grand more than Premium 45 TFSI Quattro would be the perfect choice under a fifty grand price tag with enough oomph to keep you satisfied all day long.

2022 Audi A4 Features

The 2022 Audi A4 will be available in three trims just like last year. The base trims Prestige will start at $42,000 and will include full leather upholstery, Audi’s latest MMI infotainment system, three-zone automatic climate control, etc. Moving up you have the Premium Plus trim which will start at $46,700 and add LED headlights with signature DRLs, Audi’s virtual cockpit plus, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, etc.

The topmost Prestige trim will start at $52,300 and gets a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium surround sound system with a 755-watt amplifier, heated rear seats, Matrix design LED headlights, to name a few. Apart from the three trim levels you also get one engine 2.0-liter turbo-four and two states of tune i.e. 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI. The latter will cost a couple of grand extra over the 40 TFSI engine.

Trims

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP(40 TFSI)

$42,000

$46,700

$52,300

MSRP (45 TFSI)

$44,000

$48,100

$53,000

Features

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds or upgrades to “Premium”

Adds or upgrades to “Premium Plus”

 

7.0-inch MMI infotainment system

18-inch alloy wheels

Matrix design LED headlights

 

Three-zone automatic climate control

Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus

19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system

 

Leather upholstery with contrast stitching

LED headlights with signature DRLs

MMI Navigation System Plus

 

Lane Departure warning

Rear cross-traffic alert

Ambient interior lighting

Apart from the standard features Audi also offers few optional packages which include a Sport package, Navigation package, convenience package, cold weather package, driver assistance package, etc. Prices of all these packages haven’t been announced yet by Audi USA as of this writing but we will update this section once they are available.


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2022 Audi A4 Engine and Performance

"The experience of driving an A4 goes from pleasant to absolutely thrilling." - Kelley Blue Book

The Audi A4 is expected to see some changes under the hood and the hybrid powertrain is expected to be tweaked a bit to make it much more fuel-efficient. Powering the 2022 Audi A4 is expected to be a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 with a 12-volt hybrid system that boasts a total of 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque in the 40TFSI variant and 261hp and 273lb-ft of torque in the 45TFSI variant. Both of these engines will be mated to a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan accelerate mode

The 2022 Audi A4 sedan is going to come with AWD as a standard that will improve the drivability of the car. The Audi A4 does 0-60 mph in just 5 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 13.6 seconds. For redline lovers, the A4 is expected to have a top speed of 155 mph. Overall, the tweaked powertrain and improved aerodynamics are expected to make the A4 sedan a better performer.

Models

2022 Audi A4

2021 Mercedes Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS 300

2021 BMW 3 Series

MSRP

$42,000

$43,600

$39,050

$43,250

Engine

2.0L inline-4 with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 cylinder with EQ Boost 

2.0L Turbocharged in-line 4

2.0L Twin-Turbo inline 4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power [hp @ RPM]

261 hp @ 5,000 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

241 hp @ 5200 rpm

255 hp @ 500 0rpm

Torque [lb-ft @ RPM]

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

294 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm

0-60 MPH 

5.2 sec

5.7 sec

5.6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile 

13.6 sec

14.1 sec

13.9 sec

14 sec

Top Speed 

129 MPH

155 MPH

   

The Audi A4 has been well known since previous models for precise handling and well-controlled body motion and the 2022 Audi A4 will take that even further with the now-standard Quattro AWD system. The steering feedback is accurate and only the BMW 330i can be considered as a true competitor to the Audi A4 in terms of ride and handling.

As compared to the 2021 model year competition, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan does well overall. The Audi A4 posts the highest power figures of 261 horsepower. The competitors on the other hand like the Mercedes-Benz C300 and BMW 330i post a much lesser but similar 255 horsepower figure. That said the BMW 330i with a massive 294 lb-ft of torque is the one that will surely pin you to the seats every time you floor the throttle.

2022 Audi A4 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The fuel economy figures of the 2022 Audi A4 sedan are expected to be in a similar ballpark as of the 2021 model year with a slight bump of 1 or 2 mpg. The 2022 Audi A4 is expected to return 25 mpg/ 32 mpg/ 28 mpg on the city/highway/combined respectively. The hybrid system is expected to be tweaked a bit, which is going to add to the range of the vehicle. With a fuel tank capacity of 15.3 gallons, the 2022 A4 sedan is expected to have more than 400 miles of combined range.

Models

2022 Audi A4 

2021 Mercedes Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS 300

2021 BMW 3 Series

MPG (City)

25

23

21

25

MPG (Highway)

34

33

31

34

MPG (Combined)

28

27

25

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

17.4

17.4

15.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

383/ 520/ 428

400/ 574/ 487

365/ 539/ 435

390/ 530/ 437

When it comes to the competitors the Audi A4 with a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg fairs better. Following it is the BMW 330i with a similar 28 mpg of combined fuel economy and Mercedes-Benz C300 with a 27 mpg of combined fuel economy. The Lexus IS 300 with 25 mpg of fuel economy is the least efficient here.

2022 Audi A4 Interior

9.0/10

"The A4's build quality is still excellent, and its cabin is finished with high-end materials like leather, aluminum, and soft-touch plastic."  U.S News

To match the exterior aggression, the interior of the 2022 Audi A4 sedan is also made a tad bit more sporty. With the high-quality material selection of the cabin paired with several premium features, the 2022 A4 sedan is going to be way above the ordinary. If we go by the renders the interiors are going to be simple and classy in a classic Audi style. The upright seating position, the solid lines along with the dash, and the flowing design elements bring forth a very fluid and modern cabin style. 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan cockpit area

Compared to the competition, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan doesn't seem too small to fit. All the three Germans are surprisingly very similar in terms of space in the front row while the Lexus IS 300 is the one with the maximum 44.8-inches of leg space. While in the rear the Lexus IS 300 has the least amount of leg space while all the three Germans have more than 35-inches of leg space which is decent for the segment. The expected trunk capacity of around 12 cubic feet in the Audi A4 is better as compared to the rivals but the BMW 330i beats it with 13 cubic feet of trunk.

Models

2022 Audi A4 

2021 Mercedes Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS 300

2021 BMW 3 Series

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.3/ 55.9/ 41.3

37.1/ 55.3/ 41.7

38.2/ 55.9/ 44.8

38.7/ 56.0/ 42.0

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.4/54.5 /35.7

37.1/ 55.0 /35.2

36.9/ 53.4 /32.2

37.6/ 54.6 /35.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

12.0

12.6

10.8

13.0

The Audi’s MMI infotainment is expected to receive a major update for the 2022 model year and you would receive a bigger screen with more crisp graphics with a much-improved audio setup. The functionality isn't lacking at all and you get modern features like wireless charging, inbuilt internet, and much more. 

Highlights of the Audi A4’s infotainment include:

  • Smartphone signal booster and wireless charger
  • All-new MMI infotainment system
  • Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility
  • Head-up display with integrated navigation

2022 Audi A4 Exterior

8.0/10

"The A4 styling in the renderings doesn’t depart too far from the current design. However, it is much more chiseled and defined than today’s car."  Motor 1

The exterior of the 2022 Audi A4 is expected to see a minor redesign and will now be sharper and sporty than the outgoing model. With a wider front grille and a more defined body shape, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan looks more masculine than any of its predecessors. The major changes also include the use of the new MLB platform instead of the MQB platform which is used widely in the Audi A3 and Audi TT. Apart from that, generous use of chrome is expected to be there on the exterior of the new Audi A4. 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan

The bold and completely new LED headlights accentuate the front fascia and give the Audi A4 a fresh look. With the 2022 model, the Audi A4 is expected to be a little bit shorter in length which will result in smaller boot space. Speaking of boot space the Audi A4 is expected to have under 12 cubic feet of boot space. Still, the boot space will be better than the rivals like the Lexus IS 300 which has 10.8 cubic feet of boot space.

Models

2022 Audi A4 

2021 Mercedes Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS 300

2021 BMW 3 Series

Curb Weight (lbs)

3417

3605

3715

3686

Length (inches)

187.5

184.5

185.4

185.7

Width (inches)

72.7

71.3

72.4

71.9

Height (inches)

56.2

56.8

56.5

57.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

3.8

5.5

5.4

Wheelbase (inches)

111.0

111.8

110.2

112.2

The dimensions of the 2022 Audi A4 are expected to remain the same except for the length. The 2022 Audi A4 is expected to be 72.7-inches wide, 56.2-inches high, and have a wheelbase of 111-inch. As compared to the competition, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan is the lightest of the bunch, which makes it a tad bit more fast and agile. The BMW 330i has the largest wheelbase of 112.2-inches which results in more interior and trunk space. Followed by the Mercedes-Benz C300’s 111.8-inch wheelbase. Highlights of 2022 Audi A4’s exterior include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • LED brake lights
  • Speed sensitive rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers with heated jets

2022 Audi A4 Safety

7.0/10

The 2022 Audi A4 hasn’t been crash-tested yet but we will refer to the 2020 Audi A4 to give you an idea about what to expect in terms of safety. The 2020 Audi A4 received a full five-star overall rating from NHTSA and went on to be the ‘Top Safety Pick’ of the IIHS for the compact luxury sedan segment. We expect the same safety ratings for the 2022 Audi A4. As for the rivals, none except the Lexus IS 300 has been crash tested. Speaking of Lexus IS 300, it also received a full five-star overall rating by NHTSA in its crash test. The safety features include:-

  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Forward Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dual-stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Audi Pre-Sense Safety System
  • Side Curtain 1st and 2nd Row Airbags
  • Rear-View Camera with Cross-Traffic Alert

2022 Audi A4 Competition

7.0/10

2022 Audi A4 sedan vs 2022 Mercedes Benz C Class

The Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic is at par with the 2022 Audi A4 sedan in terms of interior and performance. However, in terms of styling and driving dynamics, the latter comes off as a clear winner. Thus, the Audi A4 is a relatively better choice than the Mercedes-Benz C300.

2022 Mercedes Benz C Class

2022 Audi A4 sedan vs the 2022 Lexus IS 300

As compared to the sixth generation Audi A4, the Japanese Lexus IS 300 isn't as lucrative. Other than the lower maintenance cost of the Lexus IS 300 there isn’t any area where it beats the Audi A4. That said, both the sedans have received a five-star safety rating from NHTSA. Thus, if you prefer low upkeep cost and fuss-free ownership go for the Lexus, and for everything else Audi A4 is the right choice.

2022 Lexus IS 300

2022 Audi A4 sedan vs the 2022 BMW 3 Series

The BMW 330i, especially the 330i Xdrive, is one hell of a driver. With great handling and driving dynamics, the BMW 330i gives the Audi A4 stiff competition. Both the cars have similar performance and interior space but the BMW 330i happens to be much more engaging to drive. Since both the cars are very similar in what they offer we recommend choosing the BMW 330i over the Audi A4.

2022 BMW 3 Series

 

2022 Audi A4 Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a premium sedan that is a good performer and is loaded with a decent list of features, the 2022 Audi A4 sedan will be the perfect vehicle for you. With the massive exterior changes and an updated MMI infotainment system, the Audi A4 will take the in-cabin experience to a much higher level which is a rarity in a budget German sedan these days. That said the 2022 Audi A4 feels way more attractive and bold and if that is something you are a fan of then the Audi A4 sedan is the one to look forward to.

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan FAQs

How much does the 2022 Audi A4 Sedan cost?

The base 2022 Audi A4 Prestige trim will start at $42,000 and the Premium Plus trim will start at $46,700. The high-end Prestige trim will start at $52,300.

How fast is the 2022 Audi A4 Sedan?

The 2022 Audi A4 comes from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds while the 45 TFSi with the 261 hp engine gets from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

What are the different engine options available for the 2022 Audi A4 Sedan?

There are two engine options availble for the 2022 Audi A4 Sedan: the 40 TFSI which produces 201 hp and the 45 TSFI which is tuned to produce 261 hp.