All-new for the 2017 model year, the 2021 Audi A4 is a midcycle refresh of the sports sedan. But some refreshes are milder than others.
The sheet metal of the A4, and its S4 sibling, is ever so slightly tweaked. The infotainment and digital dash screens are new, too. Otherwise not much else changes. Engines and transmissions carry over. Why bother to include it in our 2021 Car of the Year competition? Well, the A4 has impressed us with its dynamics and chic, understated design inside and out. Besides, maybe Audi tuned a thousand little things that, when summed, wow us out of our socks.