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Audi A4

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The A4 is our highest-ranking luxury compact sports sedan, thanks in part to its driving experience. Power comes from a smooth and punchy 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a slick seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. We got a commendable 27 mpg overall. Handling is nimble and precise, the ride is supple, and the A4 feels tight-as-a-drum solid, with a very quiet cabin. The fully digital instrument panel shows pertinent information in front of the driver in a clear, comprehensive way, and the center screen is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Interior fit and finish is excellent, and the front seats are comfortable, although the rear seat is tight. The A4 has standard forward-collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking. The wagon version is called Allroad.
All Ratings & Reliability
2017
2017 Redesign Year
Audi A4 2017
The A4 is among our highest-ranking sports sedan, thanks in part to its satisfying driving experience. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, mated to a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The engine is smooth and punchy, and the transmission is slick. We got a commendable 27 mpg overall. Handling is nimble and precise, the ride is supple, and the A4 feels tight-as-a-drum solid, with a very quiet cabin. The fully digital instrument panel shows pertinent information in front of the driver in a clear, comprehensive way, and the center screen is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Interior fit and finish is excellent and the front seats are comfortable, although the rear seat is tight. The A4 has good crash-test results and offers advanced safety features.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $25,975 - $37,650 $22,075 - $33,075
2009-2016
2009 Redesign Year
Audi A4 2016
The 2009 redesign was a big step forward. Handling is agile and very secure, the ride is firm but supple and interior quality is first-rate. The front-wheel drive version we tested was equipped with an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is smooth and responsive, while optimizing acceleration and fuel economy. All-wheel drive versions use eight-speed automatic transmissions. However, rear seat legroom is still lacking and some of the secondary controls are more complex than they should be. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and slick eight-speed automatic returned a good 25 mpg overall in our tests. This version of the high performance S4 model is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $21,400 - $27,000 $17,775 - $23,025
2015 $18,750 - $25,125 $15,185 - $21,185
2014 $15,550 - $23,275 $12,090 - $19,340
2013 $12,675 - $19,200 $9,405 - $15,405
2012 $10,100 - $16,425 $7,000 - $12,750
2011 $8,450 - $14,275 $5,470 - $10,770
2010 $7,200 - $11,650 $4,285 - $8,335
2009 $6,425 - $10,450 $3,535 - $7,185
2002-2008
2002 Redesign Year
Audi A4 2008
The A4 handles nimbly, has a solid feel, and surrounds the driver with impressive interior details. Further, all-wheel drive is an advantage in slippery conditions. However, the car falls short in ride comfort and the rear seat is devoid of legroom. A V8-powered S4 and a convertible arrived for 2004. Midway through 2005, the A4 lineup got a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 3.2-liter V6 and some styling changes.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2008 $5,300 - $19,650 $2,475 - $15,800
2007 $4,875 - $16,475 $2,120 - $12,800
2006 $4,525 - $7,650 $1,835 - $4,635
2005 $3,850 - $6,225 $1,300 - $3,300
2004 $3,550 - $5,250 $1,045 - $2,395
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2003 $3,075 - $4,875 $695 - $2,095
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2002 $2,950 - $4,600 $785 - $2,085
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1996-2001
Audi A4 2001
This nimble, stylish sports sedan offers a strong and refined 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6, along with a less-refined but responsive 170-hp turbo Four in 1.8T versions. The Four got a 20-hp boost for 2001. Also new are standard side-curtain air bags. The A4's ride is firm yet compliant. The optional five-speed automatic shifts smoothly and allows easy manual shifts. The front seats are very comfortable, though the rear is cramped. Audi's all-wheel-drive Quattro system improves handling and winter traction. The wagon version is called the Avant. The high performance S4 and S4 Avant have a 250-hp twin-turbo engine and firmer suspension.
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