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2016 Audi A4

The 2016 Audi A4 takes first place on our best luxury small cars list. According to critics, this entry-level luxury sedan is an impressive and well-rounded performer. The Audi A4 also performs well in safety testing and offers good reliability based on data from J.D. Power and Associates.

The Audi A4 five-seat sedan offers a comfortable, high-end cabin and a lineup of strong engine options. Unlike some other highly ranked luxury cars, neither of these attributes is compromised in favor of the other.

The base model comes with a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which provides good acceleration and fuel economy. The S4, a higher-performance model, is available. The A4’s cabin is upscale yet practical, with a simple layout and spacious second row. Some reviewers note the inside feels more like a midsize car than a small one. The A4 also has more standard equipment than many competitors at this price point – yet another reason it claims the top spot in our best luxury small car rankings.

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