2018 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Quattro S tronic

2018 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Quattro S tronic

cathy droz headshotby Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified


I test drive cars and provide lifestyle reviews.  When I test a vehicle, like the 2018 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Quattro S tronic, I get in the vehicle and just drive. Most times I won’t familiarize myself with all the knobs and buttons or even how to open the gas tank.  While I am able to navigate the features of my iPhone quite well, I feel it rather daunting to take on the technology now available in these new cars, especially the Audi A4.

With each passing year it seems that there are more knobs, screens, bells and whistles.  In fact, with this beauty, it seemed a challenge to change lanes when I wanted to.  It was like having a headstrong husband with you all the time who perpetually resists my attempts to change him.

What I can attest to is the luxury and performance of this beautiful sedan.  I did a little survey while I had the Audi.  I asked five men and five women (not related) what they thought of the Audi A4.  The response was the same.  The age is what determined the yea or nay, not the cost ($51,000).

When some women saw the child safety seat in the back it appeared they viewed the vehicle from a distinct perspective; a more family-oriented viewpoint.  One woman was favorably impressed by the bright colors of the information screen, while a friend of mine commented on the l7” spoke Y design wheels.” How did she know that?

The men immediately sat inside the car and checked out the instrument panel. Two of them kept playing with the 8-way power adjustable front seats and driver lumbar adjustment. The sound system was a big hit with the 35 year old male and one neighbor quoted out loud exactly what the car had; “ a 7-speed S tronic transmission with Quattro all-wheel drive system!!!”  The list goes on and on, but my point is, male or female, they were impressed.

Here is a list of just some of the outstanding features of the Audi A4 that I tested last week. 

  • For the East Coast – heated power exterior mirrors – heated front seats
  • Leather seating surfaces – Power Sunroof – S line exterior kit – 40/20/40 Split Folding seat
  • Three zone automatic climate control – USB Audi music interface W/Audi smartphone interface
  • Anti-lock Braking system with brake assist – Audi pre sense basic (preventive occupant protection) Audi pre-sense city ( low speed collision assist) Child safety locks in rear doors manual – rearview camera and so much more. Go to audiusa.com  for details and more photos.
  • MSRP – $40,500
  • AS Tested: $51,825
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