The Audi A4 remained highly competitive. In fact, this A4 was nearly everything a compact sports sedan should be. It has a solid, high-quality feel and the interior is exquisite. Agile handling makes it fun to drive and the ride, though quite firm, is supple and controlled. The cabin is quiet unless you ask the turbocharged four-cylinder engine to work hard.

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 peppy for a 4 cylinder with excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, RI (2011 Audi A4)

"Smooth, steady and responsive"

John K., MA (2011 Audi A4)

"Good power and handling."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Audi A4)

"Excellant performance, comfortable ride, quiet interior"

Alan H., UT (2011 Audi A4)

"Acceleration is adequate, and above average, for our steep, twisting mountain roads and the handling is exceptional."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Audi A4)

"Tight, well controlled handling - I always feel I am fully in control. And the acceleration is enough better than average that it eases things like merging onto a highway."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Audi A4)

"A tight suspension but one that I prefer. Really amazed at the acceleration it can prouce from only a four cylinder. It's the turbo of course, but with out the lag I have experienced on previous cars."

Jerry A., CT (2011 Audi A4)

"The handling is tight and sure; the four-wheel drive provides excellent traction and stability."

Dana C., OH (2011 Audi A4)

"Acceleration in sport mode"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Audi A4)

"The 2 liter turbo is very responsive and accelerates well. Car handles rock solid thanks to sport suspension, and feels incredibly solid."

P N., UT (2011 Audi A4)

"Acceleration and handling are excellent, as is economy."

Anonymous, OR (2011 Audi A4)

"This is a smooth handling car with great acceleration"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Audi A4)

"The engine is one of the smoothest in any car I have ever driven. It handles extremely well even in bad weather. While you didn't have this topic listed, I want to say that the build quality is top notch. Every manufacturer should build them this well."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Audi A4)

"My wife loves her car's handling and speed, especially in the mountains of western NC."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Audi A4)

"Turbo will provide big boost to 4cyl engine"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Audi A4)

"Drive 2500 miles to Nova Scotia then back about every 6 months in 4 days. Great long distance car no mater what the weather."

GUY S., FL (2011 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Even after six years the seats are comfortable and supportive. Road noise has gotten worse over the years but is still acceptable, and the ride is as good as when i bought the car."

Keith W., GA (2011 Audi A4)

"Quiet ride"

Anonymous, RI (2011 Audi A4)

"Seats are very comfortable and the car rides very good and is quite quiet"

Rich R., OH (2011 Audi A4)

"Easy to find comfortable driving position even for long hauls. Not a rattle or loose bit on the car in 6.5 years. Still solid handling although I have concerns about recent increased engine oil consumption."

Norman K., AB (2011 Audi A4)

"I find the seats are not comfortable - too tipped back and seat adjustment positions not sufficient to not allow correction. Have to use a support blow-up pillow for lower back support. Outer area of seats are hard edged and make exiting uncomfortable. This is my least satisfactory feature of care."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Audi A4)

"Quiet; adjustable seats"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Audi A4)

"Ride is well controlled while maintaining good comfort. Seats are firm and supportive, and remain comfortable during extended continuous drives of up to 19 hours. Road noise is low on most road surfaces and as typical, is also tire dependent."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Audi A4)

"Seats are able to adjust in multiple ways, it's not as quiet as I'd like, the overhead speaker for the phone works okay but not awesome"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Audi A4)

"Seats could be just a bit more comfortable."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Audi A4)


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

What Owners Say

"Still looks and feels new; as solid today as the day I first test-drove it. Superb quality finishes and fitted components. Doors close solid and airtight as if new. Very little wear showing on oft-used components e.g. seats driving controls, window operation, except carpet slightly worn around foot pedals. Never in shop for failed components."

Norman K., AB (2011 Audi A4)

"Holds it value extremely well. I love the that we have no issues with it and it's fit and finish are the same as vehicles costing over $100k."

JASON P., WI (2011 Audi A4)

"We bought this out at the end of a lease we'd had on it - CPO deal. It's a really nice car to drive, but overall, we'd have been better served by a less expensive alternative. Cost of mtce & repairs is horrifying."

MATTHEW B., CT (2011 Audi A4)

"Purchased privately, but vehicle still had extended warranty. Good value."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Just love those lines. Full disclosure - my college roomie designed the interior of the BMW 6 series when it came out, so I'm kind of a Car Snob... Maybe it is because we've been driving A-4s (3 sedans and a wagon) since 1998, but all of the controls are where they are supposed to be. Clean, readable, intuitive... MOSTLY. In the 2011 (my wife's car) the climate controls (manual, vs. auto in the predecessors) and the phone controls (N/A in the '06, '01 and '98) and even the sound system control"

MATTHEW B., CT (2011 Audi A4)

"Great color and the appointments on the inside are all in the right place."

Anonymous, CT (2011 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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