2013 Audi A4

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2013 Audi A4 Review
2013 Audi A4 Review

New For 2013

In addition to the new Allroad, 2013 sees the arrival of Audi Connect for the navigation system, which uses a 3G connection (monthly fees apply) to add Google Maps functionality, Google Voice Local Search capability, weather radar, and other functions, including the ability to make the car a wireless hot spot.

Overview

You might think that living in the shadow of the BMW 3-series would be tough, but the Audi A4 looks no worse for the wear. In fact, its great looks—inside and out—are the hallmark of this luxury car. For 2013, those looks have been tweaked slightly, with a new grille, bumpers, hood, and LED running lights. With regard to its BMW rivalry, the Audi has no need to apologize. The rear-wheel-drive Bimmer is still the easy choice for driving purists, but the A4 is a brilliant alternative for realists. Audi was among the first to downsize from a six-cylinder to a turbocharged four, a strategy that the BMW 328i and the Mercedes-Benz C250 have recently emulated. The A4’s 2.0T four-cylinder makes 211 hp and can be had with a CVT and front-wheel drive or (our preference) Quattro and your choice of a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The blisteringly fast S4 is Quattro only and uses a supercharged V-6 that is ultra-smooth if a little understated. Alas, the graceful A4 Avant wagon has departed, replaced by the functionally identical but more rugged-looking Audi Allroad. The Allroad comes with a single powertrain: 2.0T, eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive. New for the Allroad is a 1.5-inch-higher ride height, lower bodyside cladding, and a stainless-steel front skid plate.

Safety

Front, front side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. Adaptive cruise with brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive headlights, and rear side air bags are optional.

You'll like:

  • Styling and build quality
  • Performance (S4)
  • Interior design

You won't like:

  • Front-heavy handling
  • Rear-seat space
  • Avant replaced by less handsome Allroad

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A4

  • BMW 3-series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes-Benz C-class
2013 Audi A4 2 0T Front Left View
Audi products are the Goldilocks of the German luxury scene. BMWs have inexplicably grown soft and disconnected from the driver. Mercedes' cars have a stodgy quality and sometimes surprisingly low-rent interiors. Audi finally has very good driving dynamics paired with its world-class design, both inside and out, and no negative brand stereotype.

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Audi of Canada recently built a slot car track, then mounted cameras to the custom-made Audi A4 slot cars to give the operators (and us) a first-person look at what it'd be like to be strapped in to a miniature Audi.
2012 Audi A4 Front Three Quarter View
German sales were on fire in the month of July, at least for Volkswagen and Audi. VW had its best July since 1973, while Audi's 28.0-percent increase led it to a best-ever July. Mercedes-Benz saw a 1.6-percent increase, partly due to drivers flocking to the C-Class. BMW might be as happy, but sales dropped 0.5 percent as a result of low supply.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$25,750

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Suggested Retail Price
$32,500

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2013 Audi A4 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
24 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
211 hp @ 4300rpm
Torque:
258 ft lb of torque @ 1500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Maintenance
5,000 miles / 12 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Audi A4 and S4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012, to October 21, 2014, and 2013-2015 Audi Allroad vehicles manufactured March 12, 2012, to October 21, 2014. Due to an improper algorithm in the air bag control module, if a crash necessitates deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not command the front air bags to also deploy.
Consequences
If the front air bags do not deploy in the event of a secondary impact to the front of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall began on November 14, 2014. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69K5.
Potential Units Affected
101,938
Notes
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Audi A4

Depreciation
31.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$12,566
31.2%
Insurance
$8,075
20.1%
Fuel Cost
$10,284
25.5%
Financing
$2,877
7.1%
Maintenance
$3,867
9.6%
Repair Costs
$2,186
5.4%
State Fees
$412
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $40,267 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average