2005 Audi A4

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Key Specs

of the 2005 Audi A4. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22-28 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling
  • CVT performance
  • Quietness with V-6
  • Ride comfort on highway
  • Seat comfort
  • All-weather top on Cabriolet

The Bad

  • Ride on rough surfaces
  • Snug interior
  • Engine noise in turbo form
  • Four-occupant capacity in Cabriolet
  • Cryptic radio controls in Cabriolet

Notable Features of the 2005 Audi A4

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available CVT
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Easy-operating power top on Cabriolet
  • Redesigned sedan and wagon in mid-2005

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fun to drive!

by ros from Austin on August 2, 2018

I have the convertible version of the car. It's super fast and easy to take down and put back the roof, turning even the most trivial driving errand into an adventure ride. This car has a lot of class ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great Car! You should buy mine!

by Adams2Guru from Shelby Twp on June 21, 2018

This car although did not meet my needs, was a Great experience to own! Very fun to drive! Great stereo system to drive along with too! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 Audi A4 currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Audi A4 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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