The Audi A4 sedan is proven. Its drivetrain is beyond reproach, especially the engine and quattro all-wheel drive, while its styling is smooth and interior high quality, especially for the price. It's led the premium compact sedan class for a long time, although there are some new challengers that top the A4 in some areas, for example the Buick Regal and Hyundai Sonata.
Sam Moses filed this NewCarTestDrive.com report after his test drive of the A4 models in Colorado.
Model Line Overview
Audi A4 Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige; Audi S4 Premium Plus, Prestige
two-stage driver and adaptive passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, curtain airbags, active headrests; electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, tire pressure monitors
Safety equipment (optional):
rear side airbags, all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist, rearview camera, park assist
4 years/50,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
leather upholstery, climate control, moonroof, fog lamps, all-wheel drive, power front seats, power windows, power locks, power heated mirrors, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering column, AM/FM/CD/SD/MP3/Sirius 10-speaker stereo, MMI driver interface, alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
211 @ 4300-6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
258 @ 1500-4200
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
12.4 cu. ft.
independent, coil springs
independent, multi-link, coil springs
vented discs, solid discs with ABS
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of June 25, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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