2005 Audi A4 Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Audi A4

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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Audi A4

  • The A4 is luxurious, sporty, winterproof and a few grand cheaper than BMW's 3 Series. As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classy, well-constructed interiors, sharp handling, precise steering, available all-wheel drive, generous maintenance program.

  • Cons

    Engines short on low-end torque, sport package makes for a choppy ride.

  • What's New for 2005

    A4 sedans and wagons get new bi-xenon headlamps along with a new satellite/navigation/AM and FM radio antenna. Satellite radio (XM or Sirius) is now optional on the A4 Cabriolet. OnStar is no longer an available option. A substantially refreshed A4 debuts as a midyear release, and boasts new engines, an upgraded chassis and revised styling.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I absolutely love this vehicle. I would recommend this car to anyone. It has great acceleration for a factory stock car and the turbo kicks in almost seamlessly. The stereo is great. I have the Audi Symphony one. have only had minor setbacks such as interior map lights and window control light fail and the dealer fixed it no questions asked. Bumper to bumper warranty covers everything even the battery. Just recently replaced that. Audi roadside assistance very helpful and fast.




Pleasantly surprised

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I'm very pleased with the Audi's mix of performance and luxury. Interior ergonomics and comfort are a step above the 3 series (which I test drove to compare). The BMW's 6 cylinder did not feel any more powerful that the Audi's 4 cylinder turbo. Plenty of safety features and additional comfort features to choose from. No problems in the 21000 miles I've driven.




Real fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Great engine, smooth trans & handle keep me being excited. Too much similarity with new Jetta




I'm very happy

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

This car has awesome handling and power. I'm glad I didn't get the BMW. There is a very slight rattle in the sunroof, but otherwise very well put together.




Peppy

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Nice car. Less expensive than the BMW 3, more refined than the Acura TL, and nicer features than both. I sold a 97' E320 Benz to get this car, and the 2.0T in the A4 is just as powerful as the Benz V6, and the Turbo is great. Never thought I would drive another 4 banger, but this one is nice! The design inside and out is a bit boring, but the fun to drive factor is high. I drove everything competitive, and this was the best value.




A411

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 New 2.0T Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I do not regret rejecting the new BMW 3-series.



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Full 2005 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2005

A4 sedans and wagons get new bi-xenon headlamps along with a new satellite/navigation/AM and FM radio antenna. Satellite radio (XM or Sirius) is now optional on the A4 Cabriolet. OnStar is no longer an available option. A substantially refreshed A4 debuts as a midyear release, and boasts new engines, an upgraded chassis and revised styling.

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Talk About The 2005 A4

2005 Audi A4 Discussions See all Started By

bmwccc
bmwccc
06-16-2004
I am wondering why there isn't much talk about the upcomiong changes to the A4 line happeneing in Feb or next year....


ask2
ask2
11-11-2005
Long story short, I have now moved on to the VW Passat 3.6 as it has all the options that I am interested in. While I was shopping around, I happened to run across the last 2005.5 Audi A4 quattro at ...


libertycat
libertycat
07-03-2003
Finally, the A4 has all it needs to be the only total competitor to the 3 Series. It will have a sedan, coupe, wagon, and convertible plus a performance version (S4) like the BMW M3. The C Class, CTS,...



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