2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Audi has been engineering cars for well over a century and when you look at the 2021 Audi A4 and Audi S4, it's apparent why. Luxury, power, cutting-edge technology, and elegant lines combine to give you the perfect compact executive car out there. The question is, which one do you choose? We've put together this side-by-side comparison for you to see whether the A4 or the S4 suit your needs best. After you're all caught up on the similarities and the differences, stop by Audi Columbus to test drive them both.

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4 Exterior

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4: Size & Utility

You'll get the exact same dimensions in the 2021 Audi A4 as the 2021 Audi S4 and that means no matter which sedan you choose, you get an abundance of interior volume. With plenty of legroom and headroom in both the front and the rear, you'll have comfortable space for up to five occupants. Both vehicles boast 92 cubic feet of passenger volume and with 12 cubic feet of trunk space, you have room for luggage, groceries, or backpacks.

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2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4 Interior

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4: Safety & Driver Assist Features

The 2021 Audi A4 was awarded five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and while the 2021 Audi S4 has yet to be rated, it did score a perfect score in the rollover test. Both vehicles come standard with a rear view camera and LED headlights with Automatic High Beams. The A4 and the S4 also offer a large array of driver assist features such as Forward Collision Warning with Brake Assist and Lane Departure Warning. Available features include Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Keep Assist for safer highway driving, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Front and rear parking sensors along with Parallel Park Assist are also available to help with safer, more accurate parking.

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4: Interior Comfort

While it's common knowledge that Audi means "to listen" in Latin, it may as well mean luxurious comfort. Both the 2021 Audi A4 and S4 boast cabins that could be considered works of art with standard leather upholstery and heated 8-way power front seats. Both sedans offer available front sports seats, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats. If you want to reach the pinnacle of comfort, the 2021 S4 comes standard with 12-way power seats with massage functions. These features are available on the higher trim levels of the Audi A4. Tri-zone climate control is standard on both vehicles.

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4 Features

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4: Technology

Both the 2021 Audi A4 and Audi S4 are packed with the latest in cutting-edge technology. A massive 10.1-inch infotainment screen is controlled by the center console knob, giving you easy access to standard Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto® capability. Two USB ports come standard for device charging on long journeys as well as a powerful 10-speaker audio system. Optional features include an exhilarating 19-speaker premium sound system and the Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional gauge cluster.

2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Audi S4: Performance

When you see the Audi badge on a vehicle, you know you'll have a plethora of power at your fingertips. The 2021 Audi A4 and S4 both deliver potent force combined with graceful handling, and a smooth ride. The A4 comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates 201 horsepower and 236 lb/ft of torque. If you're looking for a little more power, you can choose the A4's available turbocharged engine and get an impressive 261 horsepower and 273 lb/ft of torque. The A4 comes with quattro® All-Wheel Drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 2021 S4 offers a turbocharged V6 engine that delivers a thunderous 349 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque, going from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. The S4 offers All-Wheel Drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Which Luxury Audi Sedan Is Right For You?

With a starting MSRP of only $39,100, the 2021 Audi A4 is the best way to get power, luxury, and innovative technology without breaking the bank. If you desire more, step up to the high-performance 2021 Audi S4, starting at an MSRP of just $49,900. With such a wide price difference, we know choosing the right vehicle is an important decision. To see and feel the difference, stop by the showroom at Audi Columbus and talk to our friendly, knowledgeable team and see which luxury sedan is best for you.

2021 Audi A42021 Audi S4
$39,100Starting MSRP*$49,900
201Standard Horsepower349
236Standard Torque369
Standardquattro® All Wheel DriveStandard 
Seven-speed S tronic®TransmissionEight-speed Tiptronic®
25 City - 34 HighwayFuel Economy (MPG)20 City - 28 Highway
PremiumMinimum Fuel Grade RequiredPremium
17" 10-spoke Alloy / All-seasonStandard Wheels / Tires18" 5-Y-spoke Alloy / Summer Performance
Three-zone automaticStandard Climate ControlThree-zone automatic
DualExhaust OutletsS-model quad

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.