After buying a 2013 VW Passat TDI in October for myself, it was my wife's turn for a new car. She had her heart set on a BMW 328i...until she got in one. Too small, too confining, truly baffling ergonomics. We then looked at another Passat TDI(too big), a Jetta TDI(too sparse), a Volvo S80(too something), and finally the Audi A4. We were both sold on it right away due to the Quattro and Nav systems. We immediately put 3,000 miles on it in the first week with a trip to Washington State. Handled perfectly on wet, icy and snowy roads, and was a really comfortable ride. No sign at all of the oil burning issue others have had after 3k miles, so hopefully that's a good sign.
Traded an '11 Acura TSX for this 2013 A4 Premium Plus and so glad I did!!
Could not get comfortable in the Acura, and too little rear seat room for the family.
This Audi is "right sized" for a family of 4.
Plenty of useable trunk space.
Ride is composed but comfortable, 18 inch wheels help the car stick around corners, powerful brakes to haul the car down from speed which it gains easily from the 2.0 turbo running through 8 gears.
Excellent fit and finish and an attractive sedan from any angle in my opinion.
Electric power steering gives up some feel, but is far superior to that found in the Acura. I
compared with BMW 3, Mercedes C class, Infiniti, and new Lexus ES.
A4 was superior!
2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Drove 75 miles to get car we wanted.
Replaced wife's 2006 Saab 9-3 Sportcombi; would have bought another Saab 9-3 if company hadn't gone belly up.
Premium Plus is a well damped firm/rough ride over potmarked New England backroads; highway ride is excellent.
Not a big fan of the electronic steering at highway speeds; poor feedback through steering wheel.
Wife drives the car and gets 23-24 mpg; I drive and get 28-29 mpg. On the all highway drive home from dealership, trip computer showed 31.7 mpg with cruise at 75 mph; mpg ranges above are using miles driven/gallons to fill tank calculation.
If we could afford a Q5 TDI, would get that for the wife, and take the A4 for myself. Updated review June 2016 at Edmunds' request. Now no longer see the contents of "Best Features" "Worst Features"; this blew away the content related to title... WTF!
VW part number for dipstick 06J115611E, won't show up for A4 B8 CPMA engine because there
is no dipstick in the car.
This dipstick is for CBFA, CCTA engines which are used in Audi A3, VW CC, VW
Tiguan, among others.
Length is correct, but MAX reading is actually where the "X" on the "MAX"
label is covered with oil.
Updated review Dec 2016 at Edmunds' request.
Real world mpg on a New Hampshire to Georgia trip 31 using Shell premium, 32 using Exxon premium; traffic permitting, drove speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour w/cruise. Try to avoid buying gas in North Carolina; higher taxes than Virginia or
South Carolina. Thanks to turbo's low rpm torque, car sails up steep interstate highway grades effortlessly. (Example: I77 from North Carolina into Virginia)
This is my second Audi. I upgraded from a 2012 Audi A4 2.0T FWD with CVT. It was a great car. Great performance and gas mileage.
However, I had an opportunity to upgrade to a quattro with the light package and 2013 upgrades. So far, the car is awesome. Drives even better with the Quattro and suspension and steering upgrades. And those lights, beautiful. The car is even more stricking then my 2012. I also like the 8 speed auto better then the CVT.
Wanted to update my review first made shortly after purchase.
Have owned the vehicle for 8 months now and continue to be impressed by it.
No problems after 8000 miles.
Car was virtually unstopable in heavy snow (with 4 Pirelli snows mounted) this past winter.
I average 26-28 mpg in mixed drving; best tank 34 mpg highway at 70 mph.
Despite what some others have noticed, the engine has not consumed any oil in its first 8000 miles.
Break the engine in as directed in the manual and there should not be any problem.