2022 Audi A4

MSRP $39,100 - $49,400

Ranked #1 in Compact Sedan

2022 Audi A4 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 20, 2021

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The 2022 Audi A4 is Audi’s answer to the luxury compact sedan segment. It features a luxurious interior, modern styling, engaging dynamics and many tech features. All the models are powered by the same 2.0L four-cylinder, 12-volt hybrid engine in different states of tune. The base version produces 201 hp while the higher variants can produce a more desirable 269 hp. All the 2022 Audi A4 models get the Quattro AWD system, plenty of modern and safety tech as standard.

2022 Audi A4 sedan 

The 2022 Audi A4 price starts at $39,900 and goes up to $50,900 for the top of the line trim. The 2022 Audi A4 remains mechanically unchanged and is expected to be available by early next year. It is a part of the fifth generation of the Audi A4 that was introduced for 2017. It will offer many interior trim options as a part of optional packages. It will face tough competition from the likes of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS 300 and BMW 3-Series

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Pros

Fuel-efficient base powertrain

Modern and aerodynamic exterior design

User-friendly MMI infotainment system

Cons

No manual transmission available 

Higher trims can get very expensive

Smaller trunk capacity

What's New?

Optional Optic Black package is now offered for the base model also.

Many interior trim options as a part of optional packages

All 45 TFSI models get sport suspension as standard


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$39100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7-Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

187.5 in.

width

72.7 in.

height

56.2 in.

curb weight

3682 lbs.

ground clearance

5.2 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/28/34 mpg

highway range

520.20 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Premium$39,100 Est. onwards

S line Prestige$41,200 onwards

S Line Premium$42,000 onwards

Premium Plus$43,800 onwards

Prestige$49,400 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

Engine and Performace

9.0

Buying Advice

8.5

Pricing and Features

9.0

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

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 2022 Audi A4 is expected to be a segment favorite, thanks to its tech laden cabin, comfortable seating and likeable handling. The 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI models will continue for the 2022 Audi A4 lineup as well. The base 40 TFSI models receive access to optional Black Optic Package which will replace the exterior chrome trim with glossy black trim and lend a more sporty appeal. The 45 TFSI models (aka S-Line) will get sport suspension as standard to take care of handling with extra power 

2022 Audi A4 Front View

The 2022 Audi 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. It features the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 12-volt hybrid system with the 40 TFSI making 201 hp and the 45 TFSI tuned for 261 hp. All the trims will receive Quattro all-wheel-drive, aiding with better traction control over different surfaces and better control while cornering. 

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

8.5/10
Buying Advice

8.5/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Audi A4 Buying Advice

8.5/10

We would recommend the 2022 Audi A4 Premium Plus 45 TFSI trim. Starting at a MSRP of $46,200, it offers many features including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit Plus, rear cross-traffic alert, etc over the base Premium trim features. The 45 TFSI powertrain is more fun to drive and slightly less fuel efficient than the base 40 TFSI. Also, the price difference between the two powertrains is of merely $1600 for the Premium Plus trim, making it the most sensible choice.

2022 Audi A4 Features

8.5/10

The 2022 Audi A4 will be available in three main trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. All the three trims will be further subdivided in two different trims based on their powertrain. The base trims Premium will start at $39,900 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 $44,600 and add LED headlights with signature DRLs, Audi’s virtual cockpit plus, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, etc.

2022 Audi A4 Features 

The topmost Prestige trim will start at $50,200 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. All the three trims get the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in 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, depending upon the main trim you choose. 

Trims

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP(40 TFSI)

$39,900

$44,600

$50,200

MSRP (45 TFSI)

$42,000

$46,200

$50,900

Features

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds or upgrades to “Premium”

Adds or upgrades to “Premium Plus”

 

10.1-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

  LED headlamps with high beam assist  Top view camera system  Head-up display 

Audi also offers optional packages for the 2022 A4 that are specific to each trim. The Convenience package and rear passenger thoracic side airbags are for the Premium trim. The Premium Plus trim gets Warm weather package, Navigation package, Black optic/ Black optic plus package and Bang and Olufsen sound system. The Prestige trim gets Black optic/ Black optic plus package and rear passenger thoracic side airbags as optional features. 


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2022 Audi A4 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

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

Just like the outgoing model, the 2022 Audi A4 will be powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine with a 12-volt hybrid system, in different states of tune. The 40 TFSI models will output around 201 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. While the 45 TFSI model will output 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Both the powertrains will be mated to a 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission which is known to offer quick and seamless shifting under all driving conditions.

2022 Audi A4 Engine Bay

The 40 TFSI powertrain is tuned for fuel efficiency and the 45 TFSI powertrain is tuned for better performance. The 2022 Audi A4 sedan is going to come with the Quattro AWD system as standard and will improve the drivability of the car. The Audi A4 45 TFSI does 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile mark in 13.6 seconds. For redline lovers, the A4 is expected to have a top speed of 130 mph 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan Handling 

Just like the 2021 model, the 2022 Audi A4 will offer accurate steering, good grip with Quattro AWD system and negligible body roll while cornering hard. Usually cars with very good handling suffer with lack of passenger comfort and stiff ride quality. But fortunately that’s not expected from the 2022 Audi A4. The steering wheel will be well weighted and offer less feedback at city speeds while delivering a very engaging driving experience under spirited driving conditions.

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 

130 MPH

155 MPH

143 MPH 130 MPH

All the luxury sedans in the comparison come with 2.0L engines. The 2022 Audi A4 45 TFSI offers better output and performance, thanks to its higher power output, dual-clutch transmission and Quattro system. The BMW 3-Series comes close to the Audi A4 in terms of handling and acceleration numbers. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS 300 offer very similar performance. 

2022 Audi A4 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2022 Audi A4 offers comparable fuel efficiency as its competition. The 45 TFSI models deliver about 24 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 15.3 gallons, it can travel up to 413 miles in combined conditions. While the more fuel efficient 40 TFSI models can deliver about 29 MPG in combined conditions. 

Models

2022 Audi A4 

2021 Mercedes Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS 300

2021 BMW 3 Series

MPG (City)

24

23

21

25

MPG (Highway)

31

33

31

34

MPG (Combined)

27

27

25

28

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

15.3

17.4

17.4

15.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in miles)

367/474/413

400/ 574/ 487

365/ 539/ 435

390/ 530/ 437

The BMW 3-Series is the most fuel efficient but owing to a smaller fuel tank, coming second after the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the best range in combined conditions.  The Lexus IS 300 offers the least gas mileage but owing to a larger fuel tank, offers better range than the Audi A4. The Audi A4 is equipped with the smallest fuel tank. 

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 modern styling, 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. The upright seating position, the solid lines along with the dash, and the flowing design elements bring forth a very modern cabin style. The infotainment screen is mounted on the center of the dashboard above the air-con vents. The steering feels good to hold and gets mounted controls for better convenience. 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan cockpit area

The rear seats are very comfortable and offer good under thigh support as well. The rear seats are 40/20/40 split for extending the limited cargo capacity that haunt most of the compact sedans like the A4. Although, its 12.0 cu-ft of trunk space is very much comparable to the segment it fights in. For higher cargo capacity, the Audi A4 AllRoad wagon might fit the deal better. The 2022 Audi A4 offers tri-zone climate control system, power sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, LED interior lighting, etc as standard which is quite appreciable. 

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

All the three German sedans 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 trunk capacity of around 12 cu-ft in the Audi A4 is better as compared to the rivals but the BMW 330i beats it with 13 cu-ft of trunk. 

2022 Audi A4 infotainment system 

The 2022 Audi A4 gets Audi’s MMI infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. It comes with bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and voice commands. For seamless smartphone connectivity, it will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well. Also, the available Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus will feature a 12.3-inch high resolution display 3D map functionality. Some other features like SiriusXM, WiFi hotspot and navigation system can be had as optional. The 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen system is recommended for better musical experience. Some of the standout interior features are: 

  • Heated front seats 
  • 40/20/40 foldable rear seats 
  • Leather upholstery 
  • LED interior lighting 
  • Tri-zone climate control system 
  • Power sunroof 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen display 
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus

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 design of the 2022 Audi A4 is not very flamboyant but modern. The front fascia imbibes the signature hexagonal mesh grille and sleek LED headlamps with daytime running lamps. The front bumper design looks edgy to say the least and blends well with the front fascia for a more unified design. 

 2022 Audi A4 Sedan

The side profile is minimalist with no aggressive character lines and gives the Audi A4 a typical executive sedan look. The chrome on the window panes lend it a premium appeal and outside mirrors are heated and power adjustable. The 17/18-inch 10-spoke forged alloy wheels look sporty and the rear profile gets LED taillamps with dynamic animation turn signals. The dual exhaust tailpipes look sporty 

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 2022 Audi A4 is lighter, longer and wider than its competition. The BMW 330i has the longest wheelbase of 112.2-inches which results in more interior and trunk space followed by the Mercedes-Benz C300’s 111.8-inch wheelbase. The Lexus IS 300 sits on a shorter wheelbase and lacks adequate rear seat legroom. It offers adequate ground clearance though. Some of the standout exterior features are: 

  • LED headlamps 
  • LED taillights with dynamic turn signals 
  • Dual exhaust tailpipes
  • Heat-insulating glass for side and rear windows
  • Power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors

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2022 Audi A4 Safety

8.0/10

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. The 2022 Audi A4 will receive many driver -assistance features but most of the active safety features will be reserved for higher trims. Some of the standout safety features are: 

  • High beam assist 
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Adaptive cruise control (Premium Plus)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (Premium Plus)
  • Audi active lane assist (Premium Plus)
  • Top view camera system (Premium Plus)
  • Blindspot monitoring system (Prestige)
  • Lane keeping assist (PremiumPlus/Prestige)

2022 Audi A4 Competition

8.0/10

2022 Audi A4 sedan vs 2021 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. 

2022 Mercedes Benz C Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers better range and similar efficiency figures. However, the Audi A4 offers better legroom across the second row. It also offers a more engaging driving experience as compared to the C-Class, making it a more preferred choice. 

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.

2022 Lexus IS 300

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 Audi A4 sedan vs the 2022 BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3-Series, especially the 330i Xdrive, is one hell of a drive. With great handling and driving dynamics, the BMW 330i gives the Audi A4 a stiff competition. Both the cars have similar performance and interior space but the BMW 330i happens to be much more engaging to drive.

2022 BMW 3 Series

The BMW 330i offers better cargo capacity while Audi A4 offers better legroom. It also offers better infotainment system than the 330i. However, the BMW 330i is a driver's car and we recommend choosing the BMW 330i over the Audi A4.

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 different trims and two powertrains to choose from, 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 Frequently Asked Questions (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. 

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