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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Massive range of driver assistance systems on offer
  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating
  • Quattro four-wheel drive and matrix LED headlamps available

With 30 driver assistance systems, the A4’s safety is as impressive as any other model in the firm’s range, or indeed those of its rivals. Needless to say, it achieved the full five-star safety rating from European safety regulators Euro NCAP.

Highlights include Turn Assist, which stops you mistakenly turning across the front of oncoming traffic, Exit Warning which detects traffic and warns occupants about to open their door into it plus adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go plus Traffic Jam assistant which will maintain a pre-set speed or distance from the car in front, while steering, even in heavy traffic.

Unsurprisingly, the Audi A4 Saloon scored a full five-star rating when it was crash tested by the experts at Euro NCAP.

State-of-the-art headlamps

Every A4 gets xenon headlights as standard, but the firm’s Matrix LED headlight option uses separately controlled LEDs and reflectors to shut off high beam when it detects other road users or sources of light. It even uses GPS information to determine whether it should switch from left-hand to right-hand traffic illumination.

An optional head-up display means you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to absorb information on the move, plus the Quattro models have four-wheel drive to hopefully keep you away from a crash in the first place.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a Audi A4 Saloon?

Two – positioned on the outer rear seats. There’s plenty of space back there for them, just beware that the A4’s saloon bodystyle means you may have to bend down in order to install the seats.

  • Spacious enough for families
  • Impressive 480-litre boot
  • Expands to 965 litres with rear seats folded

Note, though, that due to a large transmission tunnel running down the centre of the car, room in the middle seat in the rear is severely compromised.

A Parkers top tip would be to spec the optional Storage Pack which adds a storage net on the back of the front seats, a lockable glovebox, a cup holder in the rear centre armrest and a bag hook, 12v socket and luggage net in the boot.

The Audi A4 might not be as tall and bulky-looking as an equivalent Q5 or even a Q3, but don’t let that deceive you – it’s still a sizeable vehicle. Fear not, though, as all-round visibility is pretty good, while standard-fit front and rear parking sensors mean it’s not hard to judge its extremities.

And, if that’s not enough, a rear-view camera, Top View (bird’s eye view of the car when parking) and automatic parking are all available for a little extra cash.

The A4’s boot space is up there with the best in class thanks to a capacious 480 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place, and 965 litres with them down. The load bay, although restricted by the smaller boot lid (when compared to a hatchback) is usefully flat and square – perfect for sliding larger items in.

Plus, should you go to fold the rear seats down you’ll be pleased to note they operate with a 40:20:40 split, meaning the middle and two outer seats can be collapsed independently.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A4 Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Sat Nav
S Line optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S4 equipment

S4 standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S4 optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Sat Nav
Sport optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A4 Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 87%
Pedestrian: 75%
Safety Assist: 75%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.