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2012 Audi A4 Overview (See Available Styles)

German luxury meets affordability in the 2012 Audi A4, which is available as a five-seat sedan or Avant wagon.

The 2012 A4 is the toned-down version of the powerful Audi S4 and is smaller than the A6. The A4 comes with a few new bells and whistles across all three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Premium model now has 10-spoke 17-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights, while the Premium Plus receives 10-spoke 18-inch wheels, memory driver’s seat, more aggressive exterior styling, and a power liftgate for the wagon. The Prestige adds safety technology such as Audi Side Assist, which is essentially a blind spot warning system, and adaptive headlights.

In terms of competition, the Audi A4 goes toe-to-toe with the Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G37, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the BMW 3 Series.  All three trims boast a 211-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 258 pounds-feet of torque. The Premium sedan is sends power through the front wheels and is mated to Audi’s multitronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Avant wagon versions of the A4 all come with Quattro all-wheel drive and the automatic transmission. The Premium Plus and Prestige sedans have all-wheel drive and either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel estimates are 21-22 mpg in the city and 29-31 mpg on the highway.

On the outside, the 2012 Audi A4 holds true to its sleek reputation with dual exhaust pipes, LED turn signals in the mirrors, and a glass sunroof. Luxury features abound inside the A4 starting with Audi’s premium sound system with ten speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Audi’s music interface with iPod/iPhone integration, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Take it to the max with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, hard-drive navigation system and HD Radio. Leather upholstery and automatic air conditioning are standard, while keyless entry and push-button start are optional.

Keeping you and your loved ones safe is a priority for the 2012 Audi A4. Front-seat side-impact airbags, head curtain airbags for both rows, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes with brake assist, and an electronic stability system with traction control are all standard features. For added safety, the A4 can be equipped with rear-passenger thorax side airbags, rear acoustic parking sensors, a backup camera, and the aforementioned Audi Side Assist feature.

The 2012 Audi A4 is proof that luxury, style, and affordability can coexist in a safe and fun package. 

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 - 22 MPG
  • Highway: 29 - 31 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.4/5
Value:
4.4/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.6/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
4.5/5

21 of 24 (87%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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