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The 2021 Audi A4 is every bit as impressive as last year’s model. Audi is known for dependable engineering, and the A4 is the jewel in that crown. Its reliability is unmatched. Consumer Reports rated this luxury sedan the most reliable car of the year. 

Audi delivers a reliable luxury sedan in the 2021 A4

Consumer Reports put the Audi through its paces, and it impressed in every aspect. As a result, the site gave this sedan a high overall ranking. The A4’s engine ratings in all three categories are five out of five.

Both transmission ratings were also high. The braking and in-car electronic systems impress but don’t receive a perfect rating. 2020’s A4 scored well, however, this year’s model blows it out of the water. Each system meets the highest standards of performance and dependability.

Luxury and comfort define this 2021 Audi

Reliability and style are not strongly associated. Audi combined the dependability of a rugged daily driver with the luxury of a premium vehicle.

For example, rich interior finishes and upgraded materials give the cabin an expensive feel. The quality of this Audi’s engineering can be felt in the smoothness of its ride and heard in its interior quiet.

Reliable doesn’t mean boring with the sporty A4

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Audi A4 30 TDI 2.0

Drivers who shy away from reliability in favor of showy performance don’t need to compromise. This comfortable four-door is far from a Sunday driver. Precision handling makes the A4 agile.

In addition, the 2021 can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds. Audi offers three engine sizes for this model. The largest, a 3-liter V6 turbo, delivers 349 horsepower.

Consumer Reports claims the car sounds as fast and powerful as it is. Its engine’s impressive rumble announces the A4’s presence. Even the smallest engine option feels and sounds racy.

Audi engineered a long-lasting exterior

Every part of the Audi A4 is engineered to last. Firstly, the external finish holds up and keeps the sedan looking refined. Secondly, The moldings and trim work hold up against rust and other damage.

Audi’s paint and finish resist fading, chipping, and wearing. Details like hardware are carefully crafted. The exterior rating includes hardware such as door handles. In the A4, no point is too small for high-end engineering. Above all, this is a beautiful car that will show minor wear. 

The Audi A4 has come a long way


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The A4 once had a dubious reputation with Consumer Reports. For example, both the 2009 redesign and the 2011 A4 scored the lowest possible rating for reliability.

2015 saw the sedan’s first perfect score in reliability. After that, the 2017 really began to show promise. Audi’s effort to perfect the A4’s engine over the past six years is evident by the car’s complete turnaround.

The sedan’s exterior impressed in 2019. Subsequently, by 2020 Audi had redeemed the A4’s reputation. 70% of current A4 owners report that they would repurchase the same model. In conclusion, this loyalty will only increase if Audi continues to improve this impressive sedan.