2011 Audi
A4 Premium
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Express 2500 Passenger LT

2011 Audi A4 Premium

9.8

starting from

$33,175
"A car defined by a high-quality interior"
edmunds.com | talking about the A4's interior quality
"A decent-sized backseat and trunk"
edmunds.com | talking about the A4's seating

Reasons to buy the Audi A4 Premium

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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Good highway fuel efficiency
30 mpg
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT

8.4

starting from

$32,175

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT

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More passenger seats
12
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Average number of gears
6
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Ample cargo space
217.3 ft3
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Has 3 rows of seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • Rock on in the A4 Premium; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Express 2500 Passenger LT
  • The A4 Premium has 8 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 2
  • The A4 Premium's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the A4 Premium's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the A4 Premium; the Express 2500 Passenger LT only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the A4 Premium's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the Express 2500 Passenger LT
Practicality 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT Winner: Express 2500 Passenger LT
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  • Room for 7 more people, 12 vs 5
  • Room for around 6.5x more stuff, 217.3 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 20% more room, 65.4 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • Gets 2x more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 11 mpg
  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • The A4 Premium has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.4

Entertainment System

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A4 Premium
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2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT Chevrolet
Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Number of speakers 10 vs 2 The A4 Premium has more speakers, but the Express 2500 Passenger LT has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The A4 Premium's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Express 2500 Passenger LT does not
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the A4 Premium; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Express 2500 Passenger LT
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the A4 Premium, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The A4 Premium can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The A4 Premium has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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A4 Premium
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the A4 Premium's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the A4 Premium's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the Express 2500 Passenger LT
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the A4 Premium; the Express 2500 Passenger LT only offers cloth seats

Practicality

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A4 Premium
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Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Passengers 5 vs 12 The Express 2500 Passenger LT can carry a soccer team, and the A4 Premium has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 516 miles vs 527 miles The Express 2500 Passenger LT has good highway range and the A4 Premium is reasonable
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Cargo space 34.0 ft3 vs 217.3 ft3 The Express 2500 Passenger LT has lots of cargo room, and the A4 Premium is OK, too
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front seats 53.1 ft3 vs 65.4 ft3 The Express 2500 Passenger LT has roomy front seats, but the A4 Premium is very cramped
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folding rear seats Optional vs Not Available The A4 Premium offers an optional folding rear seat for extra cargo room; not available on the Express 2500 Passenger LT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The A4 Premium offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Cupholders 4 vs 3 The A4 Premium has an OK number of cupholders while the Express 2500 Passenger LT has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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A4 Premium
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Express 2500 Passenger LT
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MSRP $33,175 vs $32,175 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 11 mpg The A4 Premium has great city mileage, but the Express 2500 Passenger LT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The A4 Premium's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Express 2500 Passenger LT's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The A4 Premium's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Express 2500 Passenger LT's is very short

Safety Features

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A4 Premium
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Express 2500 Passenger LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Road Tests

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A4 Premium
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2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT Chevrolet
Express 2500 Passenger LT
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 92 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 130 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT Chevrolet
Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 3 stars The A4 Premium is exceptionally safe; 2.5x safer than the Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LT Chevrolet
Express 2500 Passenger LT
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Horsepower 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 280 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Express 2500 Passenger LT is of average power, but the A4 Premium is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Express 2500 Passenger LT has an OK number of gears, while the A4 Premium has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The A4 Premium's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 21.7 lb/hp The A4 Premium has OK performance while the Express 2500 Passenger LT gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The Express 2500 Passenger LT has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs Unknown

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