2020 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2020 Audi A4 Avant
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Most compact luxury sedan shoppers have the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class on their shopping list.

It’s hard to blame them.

BMW’s latest delivers good, if not quite entertaining, handling and a spacious interior, while the elegant Mercedes looks and feels every bit the downsized S-Class it is.

The latest Volvo S60 is a sharp, calming sedan with good muscle and a wide range of options.

Jaguar’s XE shows its age in some ways but is an excellent value.

Don’t cross off the Alfa Romeo Giulia until you’ve driven one—it’s the most fun car in the segment, even if it is not without its numerous quirks.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 Audi A4 offers big tech upgrades inside this year.
7.7
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in.
6.4
The 2020 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
7.3
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
7.5
The 2020 Volvo S60 luxury sport sedan balances power and grace.
6.8
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia combines agility and power in a sensuous Italian package.
MSRP From     
$37,400$40,750$39,900$41,400$36,050$39,400
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
Premium Plus 40 TFSI330i SedanS RWDC 300 SedanT5 FWD MomentumRWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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