2018 Audi S4
Which S4 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.5 / 5
Fully redesigned for 2018, the Audi S4 has wasted no time in making a powerful statement of intent. This new S4 pushes to the top of its class with more refined and subtle styling, a thoroughly modern interior and exhilarating performance.
From a quiet, comfortable and well-thought-out interior to captivating driving dynamics, there's something for everyone. We also like the S4's slick integration of the latest technology. Compared to the BMW 340i and Mercedes AMG C43, the 2018 Audi S4 moves to the forefront.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Audi S4 is a five-passenger luxury sport sedan that is the high-performance version of the A4 sedan. It is available in either Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels. Both have a powerful, turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (354 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the Premium Plus trim include 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires, automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors with heating, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, power front seats (with heating and massage functions), driver-seat memory settings, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, auto-dimming mirrors and interior ambient lighting.
On the technology front, you also get Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, a Wi-Fi hotspot, remote control via a smartphone app, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium surround-sound audio system with a CD player, satellite and HD radio, two USB ports and dual SD card slots. Additional safety features include low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and Audi Connect Care emergency telematics.
The Prestige trim includes all of the above, along with a virtual instrument panel display, streaming internet radio apps, remote vehicle monitoring via a smartphone app, a bigger 8.3-inch infotainment display, a navigation system, a tracepad feature for infotainment input and a top-down parking camera system. All of these items are available as options on the Premium Plus trim.
Other options include the S Sport package (red brake calipers, adaptive suspension dampers and sport rear differential); the Warm Weather package (ventilated front seats and extended premium leather upholstery); an adaptive steering system; and a heated steering wheel. The Prestige trim is eligible for the Driver Assistance package that adds traffic-adaptive cruise control, a traffic sign reader, lane departure warning and intervention, and automatic high beams.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use5
Getting in/getting out5
Child safety seat accommodation3.5
Audio & navigation5
Most helpful consumer reviews
2018 Audi S4 videos
2018 Audi S4 Model Review
Extreme competition can make shopping for the right compact German sport sedan a daunting task. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all offer compelling vehicles at similar prices, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. In this video, we focus on things you should know about the Audi S4, which is one of our favorites in the segment.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite S4 safety features:
- Audi Pre Sense City
- Detects if a front collision is likely and warns you if you don't react quickly enough. Can also apply the brakes automatically.
- Audi Active Lane Assist
- Warns if you begin drifting out of your lane without signaling and nudges you back in line if you don't react.
- Audi Side Assist
- Informs you if there are vehicles in your blind spots and audibly warns you if you attempt to change lanes.
2018 Audi S4 for Sale
The 2018 Audi S4 is a very attractive proposition for car shoppers wanting something between a traditional entry-level sport sedan and the ultimate high-performance, and oftentimes compromised, variant. In Audi's case, the S4 is more expensive and capable than the lesser A4, but it's more attainable and well rounded than the extreme RS4.
Standard feature highlights for the base S4 Premium Plus trim include 18-inch wheels with summer tires, a sunroof, Audi Select drive modes, Audi's MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch display, heated front sport seats with power-adjustable side bolsters and massage functions, a rearview camera, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Prestige trim adds a virtual intrument panel, a head-up display, a surround-view camera system, a navigation system, an 8.3-inch display, and the Audi Connect system (with a Wi-Fi hotspot, vehicle monitoring and some remote feature control through an app). All of these items are available as options on the Premium Plus trim with the Technology package.
We highly recommend adding the S Sport package that includes adaptive suspension and sport rear differential. Also available is the Driver Assistance package that adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and a traffic sign reader.
At the moment, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 sedan is the S4's closest competitor and is similarly priced. It also delivers matching levels of driving exhilaration. The C43 has a more traditional luxury car feel while the S4 is more minimalistic and tidy, even though feature content is comparable.
The BMW 340i xDrive sedan is a little less expensive, but in order to make it competitive with either the Audi or the Mercedes, you'd have to load it up with M Sport options, bringing the price up to a similar level. The 340i is somewhat handicapped in this race since it's older, having been out for about four years.
For the time being, the 2018 Audi S4 is the class leader. It delivers impressive performance with no appreciable sacrifice in comfort or refinement. Use all of Edmunds' available tools to help you find the perfect one.
2018 Audi S4 Overview
The 2018 Audi S4 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Audi S4?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Audi S4 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 S4 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 S4.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Audi S4 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 S4 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Audi S4?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.