2011 Audi
A4 Premium
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

9.6

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Average number of gears
6
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Less safe for the driver in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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More airbags
6
2011 Audi A4 Premium

9.6

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 safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
Performance 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same, 6 vs Continuously variable
  • The Camry XLE's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.1 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp
  • Around 30% more powerful, 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • The A4 Premium's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The A4 Premium has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 8
Crash Test Ratings 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE has 1.8x less risk of serious injury, 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Camry XLE has 1.5x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Cost 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • 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
  • Gets 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Audi A4 Premium Winner: A4 Premium
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  • Room for around 2.5x more stuff, 34.0 ft3 vs 14.5 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 9.6 vs 9.6

Performance

Audi
A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Horsepower 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Camry XLE 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 13.1 lb/hp The Camry XLE is a sporty car, while the A4 Premium is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 36.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Number of speakers 10 vs 8 The A4 Premium has more speakers and the Camry XLE is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's satellite radio; in the A4 Premium, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The A4 Premium is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the Camry XLE
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs 5 stars The better is 1.5x safer than the A4 Premium

Cost

Audi
A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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MSRP $33,175 vs $30,605 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 20 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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 Camry XLE'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 Camry XLE's is very short

Safety Features

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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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 6 The Camry XLE has a good number of airbags, but the A4 Premium is just OK (missing Knee)
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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 None

Practicality

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A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 516 miles vs 536 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 34.0 ft3 vs 14.5 ft3 The A4 Premium has lots of cargo room and the Camry XLE is pretty good
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front seats 53.1 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Optional vs Standard A standard folding rear seat on the Camry XLE is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the A4 Premium
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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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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A4 Premium
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2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

Audi
A4 Premium
2011 Audi A4 Premium
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Toyota
Camry XLE
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs 7.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 140 ft vs 137 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 15.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 130 mph vs 135 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

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