2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Competitors

$33-37k luxury car, designed & built in Germany 21-22 city / 29-31 hwy 361-533 mile range, gas engine
211 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder turbo 3 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other luxury cars, the 2011 Audi A4 Premium is also often compared to sports cars, cars and mid-size SUVs. The 2011 Audi A4 Premium's top rivals come from Audi (such as the A3 Premium and the Q5 Premium Plus) and Toyota (such as the Camry XLE and the Prius Four)

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the A4 Premium compared to other luxury car competitors include: it has optional rear air conditioning (optional vs not available), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (378 miles vs 278 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (516 miles vs 407 miles) and has slightly more cargo space (34.0 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,300 RPM), has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 7), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 4 stars) and less safe in side collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Premium
$31,125

Significant advantages of the A3 Premium (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Optional roof rails

Significant disadvantages of the A3 Premium (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Sluggish performance: 23.7 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp
  • Passenger power seats not available

common strengths of the A3 Premium and A4 Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 42 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 30 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
arrow Compare the A3 Premium vs the A4 Premium

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 274 miles vs 378 miles

common strengths of the 328i and A4 Premium

  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $33,175
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 116 ft vs 140 ft
  • Significantly more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 278 miles vs 378 miles

common strengths of the 550i and A4 Premium

  • Both can upgrade to include separate A/C controls for the front and rear
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi TT

2011 Audi TT
$39,175

Significant advantages of the TT (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 115 ft vs 140 ft

Significant disadvantages of the TT (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much more cramped back seats: 26.2 ft3 vs 41.5 ft3

common strengths of the TT and A4 Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 22 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $39,175 vs $33,175
arrow Compare the TT vs the A4 Premium

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 7 vs Continuously variable
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 110 ft vs 140 ft
  • Much higher top speed: 186 mph vs 130 mph

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable

common strengths of the C63 AMG and A4 Premium

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly less cargo room: 12.5 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

common strengths of the TL and A4 Premium

  • Inexpensive: $43,770 vs $33,175
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the A4 Premium compared to sports car competitors include: it has a turbocharger to get maximum performance from the engine (turbocharger vs none), is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (22 mpg vs 16 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (30 mpg vs 24 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional) and gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (378 miles vs 286 miles).

However, on average it is significantly less powerful (211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM), significantly slower 0-60 time (7.2 seconds vs 5.1 seconds), significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (140 ft vs 104 ft), significantly slower 1/4 mile time (15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph) and slightly lower top speed (130 mph vs 160 mph).

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 104 ft vs 140 ft
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.4 seconds vs 7.2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Mustang GT and A4 Premium

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $33,175
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger
$26,220

Significant advantages of the Charger (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Optional entertainment system
  • Better road traction: rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Charger (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much less cargo room: 15.4 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

common strengths of the Charger and A4 Premium

  • Fantastic city range: 344 miles vs 378 miles
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 15.4 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Fantastic highway range: 516 miles vs 516 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Charger vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 140 ft
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 7.2 seconds
  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 378 miles

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and A4 Premium

  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Turbocharger vs Turbocharger
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $33,175
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
$30,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Significantly higher top speed: 170 mph vs 130 mph
  • Significantly more powerful: 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 15 mpg vs 22 mpg

common strengths of the Challenger R/T and A4 Premium

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 16.2 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Good highway range: 458 miles vs 516 miles
  • Inexpensive: $30,720 vs $33,175
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Significantly more powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 5.1 seconds vs 7.2 seconds
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph vs 15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much less cargo room: 11.3 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

common strengths of the Camaro SS and A4 Premium

  • Good highway range: 456 miles vs 516 miles
  • Inexpensive: $31,920 vs $33,175
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the A4 Premium compared to car competitors include: it has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), has significantly more cargo space (34.0 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a significantly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has a turbocharger to get maximum performance from the engine (turbocharger vs none).

However, on average it gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (516 miles vs 574 miles), has slightly less spacious back seats (41.5 ft3 vs 46.0 ft3), has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 6), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 5 stars) and less safe in side collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger

common strengths of the Camry XLE and A4 Premium

  • Good highway range: 536 miles vs 516 miles
  • Good city range: 370 miles vs 378 miles
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Camry XLE vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
$23,430

Significant advantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • CD changer comes standard
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission

Significant disadvantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Rear air conditioning not available

common strengths of the 6 i Touring and A4 Premium

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good highway range: 574 miles vs 516 miles
  • Good city range: 407 miles vs 378 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 6 i Touring vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 516 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Rear air conditioning not available

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and A4 Premium

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good highway range: 629 miles vs 516 miles
  • Good city range: 426 miles vs 378 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T
$25,565

Significant advantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Rear spoiler

Significant disadvantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the GTI 2.0T and A4 Premium

  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Turbocharger vs Turbocharger
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$24,865

Significant advantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 113 ft vs 140 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Jetta TDI and A4 Premium

  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle: Turbocharger vs Turbocharger
  • Good highway range: 609 miles vs 516 miles
  • Good city range: 435 miles vs 378 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
$20,720

Significant advantages of the Legacy 2.5i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Legacy 2.5i (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger
  • Rear air conditioning not available

common strengths of the Legacy 2.5i and A4 Premium

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i vs the 2011 Audi A4 Premium

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the A4 Premium compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (22 mpg vs 18 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (30 mpg vs 23 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), costs less ($33,175 vs $43,375) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (516 miles vs 455 miles).

However, on average it has significantly less cargo space (34.0 ft3 vs 57.3 ft3), is slightly less powerful (211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM), has significantly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), has slightly less spacious back seats (41.5 ft3 vs 46.0 ft3) and has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive).

2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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$43,375

Significant advantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Significantly more cargo room: 57.3 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the A4 Premium)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 30 mpg
  • Lacks a supercharger or turbocharger: None vs Turbocharger

common strengths of the Q5 Premium Plus and A4 Premium

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.1 seconds vs 7.2 seconds
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
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