The Audi A4 holds the distinction of single-handedly reviving the Audi brand after its big sales slump some two decades ago. Launched in the mid-’90s, the A4 quickly proved a favorite among luxury-car buyers thanks to its handsome, well-finished cabin, sharp handling and available Quattro all-wheel drive. Tight panel gaps, high-quality materials and firm, comfortable seating give the interior the proper European ambience, while a supple ride and willing performance make the Audi A4 a great road trip choice.
Although those core characteristics have been part of the A4’s personality since day one, this Audi — which has traditionally been available in sedan, wagon and convertible body styles — has become increasingly polished with each successive generation. No matter what year you’re looking at, the A4 will provide athletic performance and a comfortable and inviting cabin. Add in the appeal of all-wheel drive (a serious asset for those who live in inclement parts of the country) and it’s easy to see why the A4 has become a prime choice for an entry-level luxury car.