2022 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi A4
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Shopping for a compact sports sedan means you’re probably planning to visit a BMW dealer to check out the 3-Series as well as a Mercedes-Benz showroom to see the C-Class.

You can’t go wrong with either.

Don’t leave the impressive and well-priced Cadillac CT4 off your list, either.

The Volvo S60 is smooth, serene, and comfortable, too.

The reinvigorated Lexus IS trades interior space for impressive performance.

2022 Audi A42022 Audi A4
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2021 BMW 3-Series (330e)2021 BMW 3-SeriesGet Your Price2021 Cadillac CT42021 Cadillac CT4Get Your Price2021 Lexus IS3002021 Lexus ISGet Your Price2021 Volvo S602021 Volvo S60Get Your Price
Quick Specs
6.8
The 2022 Audi A4 is light on styling personality but scores big for its tech and overall execution.
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
7.7
The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
6.2
The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
6.2
The 2021 Lexus IS doesn’t gain any ground on the more performance-oriented compact sedans, but it’s priced right.
7.7
The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
MSRP From     
$39,900$42,000$41,250$33,395$39,050$38,950
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
Premium 40 TFSI quattroC 300 Sedan330i Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryIS 300 RWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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