The Audi A4 has a nicely finished interior, comfortable ride and secure handling, but it lacks the agility of other cars in this segment. Further, the engine is noisy and unrefined. Our A4 came with all-wheel drive for added foul-weather traction. The interior shows excellent attention to detail and crash test results are impressive.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The Audi is close to Porsche outstanding handling qualities. Absolutely superb. All wheel drive hugs the road with confidence in rainy weather. It is a truly wonderful driving car. My car has a flash upgrade to the fuel control which boosts HP to 244! It's fast and fun to drive."

PAUL S., SC (2006 Audi A4)

"superb handling excellent performance"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Audi A4)

"Great pickup, powerful engine for such a light car."

STEVEN G., CO (2006 Audi A4)

"fun and comfortable car"

SCOTT S., CA (2006 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats and ergonomics are awful for me, 6'2" and 180 pounds. I have to hold my right leg up to position it on the accelerator and that leads to discomfort that prevents us from using it on long trips."

STEVEN G., CO (2006 Audi A4)

"Heated seats, lumbar support, quiet, road handling"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Audi A4)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"One thing I got in my 2003 Audi was performance. My 2006 has a smaller engine and is a lot less fun to drive. However, the price was substantially less."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Audi A4)

"This continues to be an exception automobile. Over 150K miles and still fun to drive and reliable. No trouble ever; so only maintenance costs, as expected."

DOLORES V., WI (2006 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"We have been looking to acquire a second car, and the vast majority of new car interiors pale in comparison to this one even at 11 years old. Both leather and plastic components still look and feel great."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Audi A4)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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