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  • (4.2) 34 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,013–$16,217
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-26
  • Engine: 211-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2010 Audi A4

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Audi A4

What We Don't Like

  • Nose-heavy handling
  • Not as quick as some competitors
  • Some complicated controls
  • Automatic could be more responsive

Notable Features

  • 211-hp, turbo four-cylinder now only engine offered
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available LED daytime running lamps
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan or wagon body styles

2010 Audi A4 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The A4 was redesigned for the 2009 model year, returning in sedan and wagon body styles with new styling and a fresh interior design. The A4 faces competition from the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G37 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

New for 2010
The 3.2-liter V-6 engine is gone, so all models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

The A4's styling bears a family resemblance to the larger A6. The sedan has a small spoiler integrated into the trunklid, and two circular exhaust outlets poke out from below the rear bumper.

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Available swiveling headlights
  • Available xenon headlights
  • Available LED running lights and taillights
  • Standard glass sunroof

Like some other Audi models, the A4 has adopted the German automaker's Multi Media Interface. MMI is a knob-based control system that shares similarities with BMW's iDrive and Mercedes-Benz's Comand system. It can control things like the navigation system, audio system and vehicle settings. In the A4 and other Audis, a knob and buttons on the center console are used to navigate menus and make selections that appear on a dashboard screen.
  • Standard automatic air conditioning
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Available upgraded audio system
  • Available keyless entry and start

Under the Hood
With the V-6 scrapped, all models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The base sedan comes with front-wheel drive and Audi's Multitronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Other sedans have Quattro all-wheel drive and a choice of a six-speed manual or Tiptronic automatic transmission.

Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system in this application has a torque split of 40/60, front to rear. This rear-biased design gives the A4 dynamics that are similar to a rear-wheel-drive car's in addition to enhanced traction on dry and slippery surfaces.
  • 211-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Available Quattro all-wheel-drive system
  • Six-speed manual and Tiptronic automatic transmissions available
  • Multitronic continuously variable automatic transmission standard

The A4 has six standard airbags. Available features include Audi Side Assist, which informs the driver when another vehicle is next to the A4, and a backup camera. Safety features include:
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Optional rear side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability system with traction control

Consumer Reviews


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Absolutely loved the style

by bfhl from on October 30, 2017

Great mid-size car. Loved it over BMW 330 or Mercedez C300. With Premium Plus package, there is the stylish LED headlight. Super smooth driving experience. Acceleration is reasonable. The interi... Read Full Review

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3 Trims Available

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2010 Audi A4 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A4 2.0T Premium

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A4 2.0T Premium

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi A4 2.0T Premium

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi A4 2.0T Premium

Overall Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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