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.
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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

"electric power steering wanders off center on the highway"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"When moving the steering feels like it's ratcheting as you move the steering wheel."

R H., OH (2013 Audi A4)

"very good acceleration and handling"

DAN M., PA (2013 Audi A4)

"Turbo provides great acceleration and economy"

GARY C., SC (2013 Audi A4)

"More me the car has turned out to be a good compromise among various factors: Acceleration and handling are very good for a car in its price range and with its engine size. I am pleased with the car's gearing. The 6-gear manual transmission is geared well to give performance when needed and and fuel economy (35 mph highway) when desired."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Audi A4)

"Excellent acceleration! Best handling around turns and curves I have ever experienced. Really fun to drive."

LEIGH M., VA (2013 Audi A4)

"tight German engineering."

TERRY P., AL (2013 Audi A4)

"The transmission is a CVT it hesitates when initially engaged and kicks up very quickly when the turbo kicks in. Very sensitive."

LARRY M., FL (2013 Audi A4)

"Good handling"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"This car takes winding roads beautifully. I live in a mountainous area. Driving up and down 5,200 feet. This car hugs the road and feels safe doing so."

JULIA L., CA (2013 Audi A4)

"great acceleration."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Audi A4)

"Good acceleration and handles great!"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"I have a fairly standard A4 (2.0 L engine, with turbo) with quattro AWD, outfitted with a manual transmission. This was compromise configuration designed to give decent handling and acceleration combined with good fuel economy at a price that fit into my budget. Overall, I am fairly happy with the arrangement. Although the acceleration capability and power is quite a bit less that Audi delivers in its higher-end models, the car is geared very well to use its power optimally. Acceleration fr..."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Audi A4)

"Very competent. Always performs as expected."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Audi A4)

"Very perky acceleration and excellent handling. It is a very comfortable drive."

Bryce B., CA (2013 Audi A4)

"Fun and exhilarating to drive. This is my second Audi A4 Quattro and the handling and acceleration are unbeatable. I owned a BMW 328i for 12 years and have now become an avid Audi fan. The turbo is very responsive especially in Sport mode. The Quattro makes curves feel like the care is glued to a set of rails. I look forward to the drive to and from work through traffic each day and longer trips a temptation to open up the throttle."

Joseph R., TX (2013 Audi A4)

"Great cruising car for highway trips with ample power for passing and entering traffic."

Gary C., SC (2013 Audi A4)

"Smooth acceleration and quick when passing on a highway"

Vincent B., NY (2013 Audi A4)

"Great acceleration. Solid handling."

Mark P., PA (2013 Audi A4)

"Again it handles well, acceleration is good and the gas mileage is super."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"Firm, steady handling, abundant acceleration and 37 mpg on the highway... what's not to love!"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi A4)

"Handling and performance very comparable to similar level BMW"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Audi A4)

"The car gives a smooth ride and handles well on highways, secondary and rural roads during inclement weather. Acceleration is very responsive and feels effortless on hills or in the Allegheny and Adirondack Mountains."

V L., MD (2013 Audi A4)

"It’s a great driving car,good acceleration, cornering, turbo is great"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Audi A4)

"The all wheel drive sticks to the road like no two wheel drive car that I have seen. It is amazing."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A4)

"Manual transmission is precise and fun to drive."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"Great handling and performance from such a small engine"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Audi A4)

"Very peppy when needed, and drives like it's on rails."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Audi A4)

"great on both counts."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Audi A4)

"state of the art"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"Very speedy, and feels planted on the road no matter the conditions."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Audi A4)

"Very good acceleration, sporty style. Tight turns, stable on the road at any speed."

Mugurel S., CA (2013 Audi A4)

"Handles incredibly well. Steering is responsive and tight and the car hugs the road. A true European driving machine."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Audi A4)

"Great handling, especially around corners. Appreciate ability to select performance mode - Sport vs. Normal. Sport mode is fun to drive with. AWD really makes a difference in wet and snowy weather."

David F., IL (2013 Audi A4)

"Great acceleration, positive steering and fun to drive."

Daniel P., CA (2013 Audi A4)

"An excellent handling sedan. Holds the road as if it was on rails. Great acceleration and good feedback to the driver through the steering wheel. Steering is light and precise."

Richard B., ON (2013 Audi A4)

"A pleasure to drive on back roads. Use manual transmission"

Dennis J., OR (2013 Audi A4)

"Car is five years old and rides like it did when new. Very comfortable driving position and passengers comment on how comfortable it is to ride in the car. Good gas mileage and great styling bot inside and out"

D S., VA (2013 Audi A4)

"A joy to drive"

William H., NY (2013 Audi A4)

"Quick response for entering traffic and handles well on hilling highways with many s turns."

Gary C., SC (2013 Audi A4)

"Turbo + Quattro is tough to beat! Love it in the summer and winter."

Travis P., WI (2013 Audi A4)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seating less comfortable than q5 seats"

HOWARD W., IN (2013 Audi A4)

"Climate control is not automatic enough. I always have to adjust."

ROBERT K., MO (2013 Audi A4)

"The sport package is great! The upgraded seats are wonderful. The upgraded suspension stiffens up the ride and makes it more sporty without being too jarring"

TRAVIS P., WI (2013 Audi A4)

"Great comfort for long rides cruising on the highway"

GARY C., SC (2013 Audi A4)

"Seats comfortable. Back seat is tight. Quiet cabin."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Audi A4)

"Awesome"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Audi A4)

"Overall, I give the A4 fairly high marks for comfort. With the windows and sunroof closed, the noise levels (road, wind, climate control) are low and make for a good and relaxed driving experience. In addition, I don't find I need to adjust the volume of the entertainment system to compensate for changes in background noise. With either the windows or sunroof open, the noise level is, understandably, much higher and makes for a less-than-satisfactory music-listening experience. I have the st..."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Audi A4)

"Very smooth and quiet drive"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"Very comfortable, great handling and extremely quite"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"state of the art"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"ride comfort is excellent- not disconnected from the road, but responsive and comfortable together."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Audi A4)

"Very smooth and quiet ride on all surfaces."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Audi A4)

"Like sitting in my favorite chair"

William H., NY (2013 Audi A4)

"Roomy, firm yet very comfortable, quite and firm but not harsh ride."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi A4)

"The car is very quiet. intuitive seat controls, but minimal rear seat room."

Mark P., PA (2013 Audi A4)

"Solid quite ride with fully adjustable seats for comfortable cruising for long trips."

Gary C., SC (2013 Audi A4)

"Highly adjustable seats. Quiet cabin. Great experience on long trips."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"Excellent fie simony my bright - 5'4" Not good for someone 6'"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Audi A4)

"Super quiet and seats are comfy, but ride is a little bit harsh."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Audi A4)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Better than alternatives, 4year warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A4)

"The overall value was very good."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A4)

"For a very basic A4 our price was under $30k. The Toyota Camry loaded was more expensive."

Bryce B., CA (2013 Audi A4)

"It's the combination of good stuff for the price; good acceleration, nice quality interior materials, comfortable seats, good room, good size trunk plus fold-down back seats if needed, and it looks pretty good, too."

Anonymous, KY (2013 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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