2014 Audi A4

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2014 Audi A4
2014 Audi A4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Torque-rich turbo engine
  • Interior materials quality, fit and finish
  • Steering feedback
  • AWD handling
  • Available Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen stereo

The bad:

  • Tight backseat
  • Smallish trunk
  • Folding backseat not standard
  • IIHS small-overlap crash-test results
  • Spiraling price with options

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 220-horsepower turbo engine
  • New S Line Style Package
  • Five-seat sedan
  • A4-based Allroad wagon available
  • Available eight-speed automatic transmission
  • FWD or AWD

2014 Audi A4 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat A4 received prominent styling updates for 2013, with the majority of changes done to the front end. The A4 is offered only as a sedan; the former Avant wagon was replaced last year by the Allroad wagon, which is based on the A4 and covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. Audi also offers a performance version of the sedan dubbed S4, also covered separately.

The A4, available with front- or all-wheel drive, competes with the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and is available in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige price levels.
New for 2014
Horsepower on the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine increases to 220 from 211. In a shuffling of standard and optional features, the Convenience Package (Bluetooth, Homelink garage door opener, Audi music interface and driver information system) is now standard on the base Premium model. A new S Line Style Package for the Premium includes xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED running lights and taillights, automatic headlight leveling and other exterior enhancements.
Exterior Highlights

  • Glass sunroof
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- and 19-inch wheels available
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Available swiveling headlights
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Leather upholstery
  • Available upgraded stereo
  • Available keyless entry and start
  • Bluetooth and iPod connectivity
  • Available Audi Connect communication systems
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 220-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Uses premium gas
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission with front-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic on Quattro all-wheel-drive models
  • 40/60 torque split, front to rear, for the all-wheel-drive system

Safety Features

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Available Side Assist blind spot warning system¬†
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Best Audi I've ever owned

I've read other review and am a bit flummoxed by some of the comments. Great workmanship, excellent fit and finish, and plenty of power. While I agree previous generations of Audis have been less that reliable (I've owned 7 over the decades), I've owned my 2014 A4 quattro since new and how have over 105k miles on the clock. I've not experienced any of the problems listed by other folks. I did purchase the extended maintenance plan for $1200 when I bought the car and had it serviced religiously by the dealer at no additional cost (with free loaner car) until 75K miles. Since then I found an independent mechanic that specializes on German cars that does great work at a reasonable price. The car has long been paid off and, with the crazy prices new and used cars are going for at the moment, I have no plan to purchase a new model.

3.1

Constant Breakdowns

Did all the recommended maintenance, and yet the breakdowns are increasing to about every 2-3 months. The fuel pump alone has been replaced 5 times in a 13 month period. 5 TIMES. I am now friends with the neighborhood tow guy (he had no idea who I was when I drove Japanese cars) and I have an account at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. It is so bad that I am considering voluntary repossession with my bank. It's a fun, stylish ride but should be used more as a side car than your daily driver.

4.1

Audi_ Machine

It is a great car to drive, great performance but very expensive repairs, anything outside the warranty costs 4 figures. Also not all Audi dealers are honest. I spent this year $3k for repairs but could have gotten it done for less than $2k had I shopped with other Audi dealers.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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