Some luxury cars win buyers with exuberant stylistic flair, screaming “look at me!” to anyone who sees them. Others are more subtle, with superb competence that doesn’t necessarily call attention to itself. The 2018 Audi A4, a compact luxury sport sedan, offers a helping of both qualities. It provides a restrained, classy exterior design; a marvelously finished cabin with dazzling graphics; and masterfully composed ride and handling.
Priced from $36,000, the A4 provides a convincingly high-end luxury experience for buyers who don’t need maximum interior volume. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, keep reading to learn more about this appealing Audi, and how it stacks up against such competitors as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Acura TLX.