We thought this iteration of the A4 was the best version of the car we'd ever tested up to that point. It feels solid, handles nimbly and the ride is firm, but well controlled. Braking performance and emergency handling are excellent. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine is smooth and civilized. The cabin is quiet and the interior finish is first-rate. All-wheel drive adds peace of mind, but hurts fuel economy.

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

"Very zippy and well controlled. Can be exhilarating fun drive."

I L., PA (2010 Audi A4)

"Never fails. Feeling in control and safe are my main reasons for owning my Audi’s! LOVE them but not the price. Always buy slightly used for best value."

Linda G., MN (2010 Audi A4)

"This car at 75,000 miles still handles like a new car! Plenty of get up & go, zips in & out of traffic with ease. The suspension hugs the road."

Alan C., IL (2010 Audi A4)

"The card handles curves and bends solidly and covers different road conditions well. I does float a little in very deep snow but we try not to drive it on unplowed roads. Acceleration is great for merging or other needs."

Michael T., AK (2010 Audi A4)

"Excellent handling vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Audi A4)

"It has always been an advanced design in handling and acceleration with its turbo engine."

William T., CT (2010 Audi A4)

"The Audi A4 drive is very smooth. I barely notice the acceleration rate in comparison to my previous car."

Patricia C., MD (2010 Audi A4)

"Quick with decent handling. Quiet and rides well on rough roads. Some turbo lag and transmission can be slow to downshift, though it has enough torque to overcome slow downshifts."

Kenneth K., NY (2010 Audi A4)

"Engine is wonderful, lots of torque at low RPMs, much fun to drive, so wow. Handling is good but steering gives little feedback for a car like this."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Audi A4)

"This car has really excellent acceleration and power, especially considering it has only a 2 liter engine that gets 30mpg."

TOM G., CO (2010 Audi A4)

"turbo gives this car great acceleration when you need it. Handling is great"

CRAIG B., NH (2010 Audi A4)

"I drive this car briskly and have never even come close to the handling limits of this car. Sport suspension on our car is "firm". Car handles bad weather really well."

GENE F., VT (2010 Audi A4)

"The acceleration is prenominal. So is the handling. There isn't a ton of feedback through the steering wheel but everything has a really nice weight to it."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Audi A4)

"Excellent quattro system in Alaska where the roads get plowed, but not salted, so there is always some amount of contamination on the roads."

MICHAEL T., AK (2010 Audi A4)


Marian M., ON (2010 Audi A4)

"It makes me feel safe knowing that when I need to pass a car on a 2 lane street I have the power to do so."

Amy T., FL (2010 Audi A4)

"The A4 with Sport Package is really a sports car in disguise. Love that, will miss that as Audi gets too expensive for us."

Anonymous, VT (2010 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are very comfortable. The only complaint I have is the leather seats become very hot during the summer months. The car cabin is noiseless & the ride is smooth. My Audi handles real well on the road"

Patricia C., MD (2010 Audi A4)

"The seats are very comfortable and power adjustable including the telescoping steering wheel. Customizing your drive for maximum safety."

Linda G., MN (2010 Audi A4)

"seats are comfortable, climate control works well and is responsive, ride is great"

CRAIG B., NH (2010 Audi A4)

"Not enough leg room in back seat."

WILLIAM S., NJ (2010 Audi A4)

"I broke my back in 2009 and this is the only car seat which doesn't cause me pain in 30 minutes. Seats are wonderful. Seatbelt is not designed for a small woman. It can't be adjusted enough to not hit my neck. I should have bought a Q5. My Joni's Ina different place every day and the trunk is not tall enough or long enough for all my equipment."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Audi A4)

"Climate-control fan noise on this and my prior Audi A4 was noticeable in very cold or very hot conditions and seems to not be fixable."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Audi A4)

"Very comfortable car whether for short or long trips. Feel safe in wet weather."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Audi A4)


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

What Owners Say

"Overpriced - blind spots, mundane everything ."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Audi A4)

"Engine seized on the highway. This has occurred in many Audi engines and Audi acted very badly. They would not stand behind this major engine defect. We had to replace the engine at great cost. They gave us a hard time."

JAMES V., NY (2010 Audi A4)

"Very dissatisfied: faulty crankcase seal and piston rings which caused high oil consumption rates (1qt/300mi) and replaced turbo 2x ($2500 ea.). Audi America screwed customers by telling them high oil consumption (1qt/1k mi) was normal. Even after a class action lawsuit was settled for this issue June 2015, and we complained about it at 48k mi, they wouldn't pay for the piston rings since my vehicle had over 80k mi by 2015."

WILLIAM S., NJ (2010 Audi A4)

"Great handling, performance, extremely quiet, very comfortable seats. Have gotten as high as 36 mpg while freeway driving and typical combined mpg of 25.5 . I bought a Premium Plus model so I was surprised that it did not have memory seats and auto dimming rear view mirror which my 2003 Acura TLX had as standard equipment on the package. The whole MMI system for music and getting your circulation setup is a major complication to setup. The only downside to the car."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Audi A4)

"The a4 has some dangerous engine and electrical failures that could have caused fatalities,difficult to find competent service people and entails travel, Would never buy again"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Audi A4)

"solid build and great interior"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Its a 2010, but it still looks very clean and modern."

GENE F., VT (2010 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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