Reviews from around the Web agree with TheCarConnection.com: The current Audi A4 has a sharp sense of style outside and a neatly arranged cabin with maybe a little less panache than in the past.
The resemblance to Audi's own A6 is strong, particularly in the "tornado line" that splits the body down the side. The A4 has grown substantially larger, "from one of the smallest cars in its class to one of the largest," according to AutoWeek. The size boost gives it "infinitely more presence," Car and Driver adds. Motor Trend approves of the new "sculpted lines," noting the changes provide the A4 "a planted, sportier stance" that "holds the road with a new sense of confidence and enthusiasm." Cars.com deems the A4's LED lights "an uncommon feature." The wagon looks better to AutoWeek, with its "muscular proportions, short overhangs and gracefully arcing roof."
Inside, the A4 has a binnacled dash that omits some of the more expensive wood trim of the past, and in the process leaves off some of the impression of quiet luxury that used to pervade all Audis. It's still handsome and well finished, but there's more black and metallic plastic and LCD readouts than ever. It's "a huge step forward," in Car and Driver's opinion. Motor Trend likes the "clean, attractive design" and thinks it's a "more substantial look " than its rivals.