Even though the Audi A4 is one of the oldest designs in its class, and a redesign is just around the corner, it remains highly competitive. In fact, the A4 is 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.
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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

"Great handling on the highway. Turbo lag is definitely noticeable. Slow acceleration response depressing accelerator."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Audi A4)

"Great pickup and hugs the road"

Tim P., VA (2016 Audi A4)

"Fun car to drive. The wife enjoys driving it around locally, and it is very good getting around slow cars."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi A4)

"Handling in all kinds of weather is excellent. Acceleration is superb."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Audi A4)

"The turbo gives this 4 cylinder engine a real kick. You have the advantage of lower gas consumption of a 4 cylinder engine and the acceleration of a more powerful engine."

Bill M., IL (2016 Audi A4)

"very comfortable driving car"

Stephen G., CT (2016 Audi A4)

"It feels stable. i really enjoy the way it accelerates and turn on corners. Long rides make the car feel sporty yet smooth."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Audi A4)

"handles like sports car. Fantastic in snow"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi A4)

"I've never had a luxury car before and I didn't realize what I was missing in the handling. I've really enjoyed how easy it is to drive."

Theresa R., DC (2016 Audi A4)

"Car does handle well , sport mode adds too it. Acceleration seems strong up to midrange, not near as smooth as my legacy. Not even close actually"

Stuart K., NY (2016 Audi A4)

"The side assist is really helpful and I didn't know it existed before buying."

GENE F., WA (2016 Audi A4)

"Just plain fun to drive with a great infotainment system!"

SCOTT N., MN (2016 Audi A4)

"great"

STEPHEN W., NJ (2016 Audi A4)

"2016 does not allow adjustments to timing. I asked them to accelerate the timing. they asked me to drive the hell out of the car that it would adapt. funny thing is a 1000 miles later it drives better."

STEPHEN R., TX (2016 Audi A4)

"Very responsive handling, excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Audi A4)

"Car feels very sure footed on 2 lane roads. Very comfortable seating and climate control. Great touring vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi A4)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Great handling car."

Tim P., VA (2016 Audi A4)

"I love driving with the windows open. This car has great “inner aerodynamics!‿ I can open the windows partially and not get too much air noise. I can open them fully and not get blown to bits. Really like this feature about this car. Don’t know how they did it, but it’s great!"

Deborah S., CT (2016 Audi A4)

"It has too much tire noise"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Audi A4)

"Superior handling and ride"

Anonymous, AR (2016 Audi A4)

"Very comfortable ride. Quiet. Great handling"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Audi A4)

"Handles great/ smooth ride"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Audi A4)

"Very little wind noise if any at highway speed, seats seem ok"

Stuart K., NY (2016 Audi A4)

"The road noise is minimal if at all, very nice"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Audi A4)

"Wish the lumbar control could be adjusted vertically and the head rest could be tilted. Being under 5" means it isn't the best fit. BUT the seat belt point slides down so that isn't cutting across my throat."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi A4)

"The seats are very uncomfortable. It takes very long to find a reasonably comfortable position"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Audi A4)

"Son drives this car,has no complaints"

STUART K., NY (2016 Audi A4)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Dealer gave me a very good deal. End of the year, and great discount."

Patrick C., IN (2016 Audi A4)

"Got a great lease price. $40,000 car was written up as $31,000 midway through the year. Tremendous value to get an A4"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi A4)

"It's an expensive car but the manual shift, turbo-assisted engine, the quality of the manufacturing...all make it a good value to me."

Bill M., IL (2016 Audi A4)

"Because I chose a 2016 A4 just prior to the 2017 cars being introduced, I was able to get a 10% discount plus 4 years of free maintenance."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Audi A4)

"Buy a similarly equipped passat by VW."

STEPHEN R., TX (2016 Audi A4)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Hes happy all around"

STUART K., NY (2016 Audi A4)

"I like exterior look and handling,interior rear to small for guests trunk does not fit golf clubs one set jammed in seat down two,called and ask before I bought car assured clubs fit. Not true."

STEPHEN W., NJ (2016 Audi A4)

"I miss the spoiler I had on my Altima so I could see where the back of my car was."

Anonymous, CA (2016 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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