2006 Audi A4

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Audi A4. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Somewhat snug interior
  • Low-speed acceleration with CVT
  • Four-occupant capacity in Cabriolet
  • Cryptic radio controls in Cabriolet

Notable Features of the 2006 Audi A4

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

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Nice car and still looks good for the year !

by Richelle S. from Xenia, Ohio on July 24, 2018

This is a Nice looking car and drives nice , has been a great car so far and we are Happy with our purchase ! Read full review

(4.0)

A pleasure to drive

by seascale from Austin, TX on April 14, 2018

I love my A4. It handles exceptionally, has a very smooth ride, and is still hands-down one of the best looking vehicles on the road. I recently bought a 2014 BMW 328 with x-Drive, and it does not ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2006 Audi A4 currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Audi A4 2.0T

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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