2012 Audi A4

The 2012 Audi A4 offers a variety of features for drivers to enjoy. The rain sensing windshield wipers are just one of the unique features it has to offer. There is also a ventilated glove box that keeps drinks cool and enjoyable.

The five-link front suspension system reduces the feel of bumps on the road without bogging down the ride. Other features of this vehicle include:

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $32,500.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.1 gallons (61L) MPG: 24 city / 31 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 185.1 in. (470.1 cm) Wheel Base: 110.6 in. (280.8 cm)
Height: 56.2 in. (142.7 cm) Width: 80.3 in. (204 cm)
Curb Weight: 3509 lbs (1595 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 12.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 2.0L Turbo DOHC Inline 4 Compression Ratio: 9.6: 1
Horsepower: 211 HP Max RPM: 4300 RPM
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic®
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Premium Quattro 2.0T MSRP: $33,300; MPG: 21 city / 31 hwy

Engine

The 2.0 TFSI engine comes standard and is an award winner for Audi. It has 211 horsepower at 4300 RPM and 258 lbs/ft of torque. It takes premium unleaded and can reach 130 MPH at top speed.

Performance

This vehicle can get 24 mpg in the city while in multi-tronic mode, 20 mpg while in tip-tronic mode and 22 mpg while in manual mode. It can reach 0-60 in 6.3 seconds to 6.7 seconds depending on what mode it's in.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2012 Audi A4 comes with a single frame grille and halogen headlights. The headlights are also automatic, so drivers don't have to worry about forgetting to adjust their lighting. Front fog lights also come standard with this car. The side mirrors can be adjusted from the inside of the car to make it easy to get the best view possible.

There are also heated windshield washer nozzles to ensure the windshield can be cleaned in any weather condition. Black trim is provided around the outside windows for a clean and sleek look. There is also a dual exhaust outlet located on the driver's side.

Interior

The inside of this vehicle is a work of art. There are decorative inlays, an adjustable steering column and comfortable leather. There are also front sun visors that are equipped with lighted vanity mirrors. Seats can be powered four different ways, including the option of lumbar support.

Automatic climate control comes standard for a comfortable ride. Ten speakers with a CD/MP3 player come standard for a great audio experience. There is also cruise control on the steering wheel to keep for a comfortable ride.

Safety & Reliability

There are dual-stage airbags, thorax side airbags and head curtain airbags. In addition to this, there are front passenger sensors to detect whether or not airbags should deploy. LATCH in rear seats is provided for the safety of children and there is child lock features provided as well.

ABS and EBD come standard for the breaks and there is a tire-pressure monitoring system that comes included. The anti-theft alarm system comes with a panic button for added safety as well.

Pros

  • Cabin is high quality and looks really nice.
  • The handling on the car is sport so it's able to handle all different types of roads.
  • There are also a number of different features available to choose from.
  • Fun to drive.
  • Good value when compared to other luxury brands.
  • Appeals to younger and older drivers.

Cons

  • Standard layout on the inside of the cabin where the controls are located.
  • Cargo space is too limited for some drivers.
  • Audi can be more expensive than other cars.

There are other vehicles similar to the Audi A4, but this one stands out because of what it offers. It has a sleek design with a number of unique features. It's worth considering for anyone who is in the market for a new vehicle.

Competition

This segment gets pretty crowded with the likes of the Volvo S60 (MSRP $31,750; 21 city / 30 hwy), Infiniti G (MSRP $33,100; 20 city / 29 hwy) and the Mercedes Benz C Class (MSRP $34,800; 21 city / 31 hwy) joining the A4.

Overall Rating
76 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2012 Audi A4 has a comfortable, well-made interior, although its tight back seat and overly firm ride can limit its appeal.”Car Connection

“A4 and S4 are true drivers' cars. Steering is nicely weighted and direct. A4 adeptly balances around-town maneuverability with sporty road manners. S4 has sharper moves all-around.”Consumer Guide

“The A4 compact sports sedan has a solid, high-quality feel and top-grade interior appointments.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Fuel efficiency, excellent styling and a well-crafted interior are hallmarks of the 2012 Audi A4 line.”KBB

“The 2012 Audi A4 delivers refinement in both appearance and road manners. So, too, does the A4 Avant wagon, along with a healthy dose of utility.”Edmunds