It’s always nice when precision, good looks, and plenty of options are found in one vehicle. The 2013 Audi A4 is one of those vehicles that offer all of those things in body style options for any need. The A4, in either its sedan or wagon form, is ideal for families, but this model is also a good choice for anyone looking for a dependable vehicle with a more than adequate powertrain and safety record. The A4 is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. In test drives, the all-wheel-drive version hugs the road a little better and inspires greater confidence in drivers. Stylish inside and out, this offering from Audi is designed with a great deal of attention to detail and it is sure to make an impression wherever it goes.
New For 2013
The 2013 Audi A4 is sporting a few changes for this model year. Interested buyers will be excited to note:
- The new AllRoad version of the A4
- The Audi Connect navigation complete with weather radar, Google maps function, and the ability to make the car a wireless hot spot – just to name a few.
The 2013 Audi A4 is offered in two body styles: the sedan and the AllRoad wagon. Both are featured with 17-inch alloy wheels and the distinctive body style Audi is famous for. The A4 has an assertive front-end with a large, dark grille and narrow, uniquely shaped headlights. The Audi emblem is placed prominently at the center, near the top of the grille. Additionally, the A4 gets a lot of its good looks from the squared, yet rounded front-end body design. The sides and doors of the vehicle are scoped for a look that varies slightly from the norm. Both the front and rear fenders feature stylish modern lines as well. In the rear of the car, the same styling makes the total effect cohesive. Naturally, the A4 wagon body style is different in terms of design, allowing for the traditional wagon rear doors.
Interior & Cargo
Inside the cabin of the 2013 Audi A4, there is plenty of elegance and refinement. Unlike many other luxury cars, the A4 doesn’t rely so much on opulence and excessive cushy features as it does on adult comfort and a no-nonsense approach to interior design. All-leather upholstery helps with the overall interior design as well. While the A4 is classified as a small luxury car, the cabin space would indicate otherwise. This vehicle has plenty of head and legroom in the front and rear of the cabin. As a matter of fact, most average adults should be able to sit in the rear seats with no trouble.
Speaking of space, the Audi A4 is also equipped with a reasonable amount of cargo space. When the rear seats are in their normal position, the sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Unlike other models, the A4’s rear seats are designed to fold flat, significantly increasing the amount of available space.
Most new cars are equipped with a huge amount of technology nowadays. The Audi A4 features intuitive controls and entertainment options. Fortunately, there is a small learning curve involved and most drivers find the controls to be easy to learn and very convenient.
The 2013 Audi A4 is equipped with all of the standard safety equipment one would expect. This car has stability and traction control as well as anti-lock brakes and an array of airbags, including front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. The higher trim levels offer the option of rear seat side airbags. Those trim levels also have the option of a blind spot warning system. Adaptive cruise control, complete with brake priming and an audible collision warning are optional as well.
Sure to ease the minds of potential buyers, the A4 ranked very well in both independent and government crash and safety testing.
Under the hood, the 2013 Audi A4 is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the front-wheel-drive options. This powertrain offers 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel versions of the A4 have a standard, six-speed, manual transmission, though the eight-speed, automatic transmission is an option. The front-wheel editions have a fuel economy of 24/31 mpg city/highway. For the all-wheel-drive version, the A4 offers 22/32 mpg city/highway.
Driving the A4 is a delight, as it offers more than enough power for most drivers. There is no drag during acceleration and it responds well. Drivers and passengers alike will find the 2013 Audi A4 to be comfortable, supportive, and enjoyable.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A4
- BMW 3-Series
- Cadillac CTS
- Lexus IS
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class