Audi also offers a performance-oriented model — the S4 — which has the strongest engine in the lineup, all-wheel drive, and a sport-tuned suspension. Audi got the steering right enough, though; the package may not be necessary. Audi replaced the A4 Avant wagon by resurrecting the Audi Allroad nameplate — essentially an A4 Avant with better off-road chops. The used 2013 Audi A4 is among the most well-rounded available. But the steering wheel firms up progressively as speed increases and responds with engaging feedback on curvy roads. The Prestige driver assist package adds adaptive cruise control, Audi dynamic steering and drive select.
We Did the Research for You: 55 Reviews Analyzed We base our used car rankings and reviews on an analysis of hard data — including crash test scores, reliability ratings, and total cost of ownership estimates — as well as the opinions of the automotive press. A Sport package adds bolstered sport seats with lumbar adjustments, a sport suspension, and a three-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles. Optional or available on higher trim levels in the A4 are a rearview camera; blind-spot and lane-departure warning systems; and adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a complete stop, provided it's traveling at speeds of less than 20 mph when an obstacle is detected. Audi's handy electronic parking brake engages with a quick lift-on or release-down motion, and automatically releases as soon as you lift the clutch to its friction point. It can route as much as 85 percent to the rear for some tail-drifting action, and the turbo A4 displays better dynamics and less nose-heaviness than the V-6 A4 that was offered at the outset of this generation. Beneath the body are 17-in. With the last redesign, for 2009, the back seat became more usable for adults, but barely that.
The electric steering gets my thumbs-up. For more cargo space, the Audi's rear seatbacks fold forward, with a pass-though behind the fold-down armrest for skis. It's a textbook example of how an automaker can keep an older model fresh. It's our pick--shifts are exceptionally quick and the ratios are tightly chosen. Audi offers the 2013 A4 with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control.
Our past experiences with Drive Select have steered us away from it--it's difficult to find mutually agreeable settings between all systems, and it's an expensive option that's easy to pass up. The sport suspension had a firm ride, with noticeable disruption over angled slabs of pavement and the like, but it soaked up expansion joints and small potholes well. You have to be either a child or a very short adult to find the rear seats comfortable. Which Is Better: 2013 Audi A4 or 2013 Audi A6? This version also offers an optional S-line package with a sport suspension, 19-inch wheels, a body kit, and Alcantara seats. Currently the Audi A4 has a score of 8.
Flip side of that coin: It's hard to imagine the car world would… Lots of people don't understand why automotive journalists love wagons, especially those with ridiculous amounts of horsepower. Available features include navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, a Bang and Olufsen audio system, and Audi Connect wireless internet connectivity. And the S4 can be fitted with Audi drive select, a system that provides control of the adaptive suspension dynamic steering, transmission shifting, engine response and quattro sport differential. On the S4, a new three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel is an option, as is a piano-black trim package paired with stainless-steel mesh and oak. S4 Prestige models bring the same standard features as the A4 Prestige. Why You Can Trust Us U.
Every other Audi sold today is an A4, and this year, the bread-and-butter sedan brings a new face to buyers, as well as new features and better fuel economy. It has a smooth demeanor, but its V-6 emits a ripe snarl as it works its way up the rev range. As for the S4, it's been powered by a 333-hp supercharged V-6 since the 2010 model year. . Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive also impresses, sending 60 percent of power to the rear wheels under normal conditions. From the door panels to the center console, cabin materials have an attractive, low-gloss finish.
New wood and leather choices and some additional metal trims are as handsome as any Audi's ever offered. The design may a bit tired compared to the very fresh and redesigned C-Class but it still holds it own. Rank your children in order from worst to best. The S4 ups all the dynamics of the A4, mostly to excellent effect. Mite-Sized, but Mighty The A4 puts Audi's knack for turbo four-cylinder engines on display and goes to show that is only one part of the performance equation.
Inside, the A4 now has wood or aluminum trim that warms up the cockpit, whether you choose metal, ash, or walnut. The A4 sedan sports a single powertrain. Other changes include the addition of electric power steering, and a new trick center differential on the S4. An iPod connectivity kit, Bluetooth, garage door opener are an option package; xenon lighting are in another. Standard equipment is richer in the S4. The back seats may be tight, but all in all this is a great used car. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
If you would prefer to give up some ride and cabin comfort for greater agility, the is the way to go. The A4 comes with a single engine for the 2013 model year. Since it's updated for the 2013 model year, most of the Audi A4's crash-test scores haven't carried over for the new model year. Click for a full list, or to see our evaluation of child-seat provisions. Recall Date 2017-01-03 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.