Though Audi is expanding its lineup, the athletic and comfortable A4 remains the brand’s best-seller. It also benefits from a spacious and well-built cabin, and solid fuel economy.
The 2010 Audi A4 is available as a sedan or the Avant wagon. Both seat five. There are three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. All trims are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched with a manual or automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available.
For 2010, the A4 drops the V6 engine.
When compared directly against the previous generation, the new A4 looks wider, longer and bolder. The sportier, younger design starts at the front end, which boasts contemporary headlights, a tidier square grille and a pointed front fascia. Along the side, the A4 sports modestly flared fenders and a character line that connects the headlights to the taillights. The rear end of the vehicle wears the clear lines that we’ve come to appreciate from Audi, and the oval taillights and smooth bumper follow the automaker’s more conservative blueprint.
Standard features include 17-inch wheels, a glass sunroof, dual exhaust pipes, halogen headlights, fog lights and power-adjustable heated mirrors. Options for the base trim include auto-dimming mirrors, LED taillights and chrome exterior trim.
Anyone that’s spent time in the cabin of an Audi will feel comfortable in the new A4. Audi’s mantra of being as efficient as possible is reflected in the simplicity of the dashboard and center console layout. The quality of the materials are some of the most luxurious in the segment. The roomy interior, especially the spacious back seats, give the car a homey feel. The sedan has a spacious 12 cubic feet of cargo area for a vehicle of its size. The A4 Avant, though, is the obvious choice for drivers who want more storage space. With the seats in place, the wagon can hold 28 cubic feet of cargo. Fold the seats down, and the area opens up to 50.5 cubic feet.
The A4 comes with a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, automatic climate control and power windows. Optional features include tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, sport front seats and shift paddles.
Under the hood of the A4 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that makes 211 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. A4 models with front-wheel drive have a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Going with all-wheel drive brings the choice between a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Fuel economy tops out at an EPA-estimated 23/30 mpg on the highway. That’s solid for the segment.
The A4’s engine may seem down on power when compared to similar vehicles, but the linear way the powerplant delivers makes it feel more robust than the numbers let on. The CVT may take some getting used to, but it’s agreeable and gets the engine in the right spot for passing. The six-speed automatic transmission and six-speed manual gearbox are smoother and more refined. Once at speed, the A4 feels well-balanced and stable on the highway and darting around town.
Standard technology features for the A4 include a 10-speaker audio system, MP3 playback capability, an AM/FM radio, an auxiliary input jack and satellite radio. An HD Radio, a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers, a navigation system, two SD card slots, a DVD player, Bluetooth, a HomeLink universal remote controller, adaptive cruise control and Audi’s advanced key that includes keyless start, stop and entry are all optional features.
"Fit, finish and amenities are good, engine design is NOT- stay away from the 2010 2.0T engine. Carbon buildup is a real problem. I am also using 1 quart of oil every 1,800 miles, which in my view is *WAYYYY* too much!"
Simple driving experience is just fine, and what you would expect from this car. Engine performance, in the long run, in my experience is bad. The direct injected engine design leads to carbon build-up on the valves and degrades engine performance and reliability. Stay away from the 2010 2.0T. I understand they have made changes to later designs, I cannot comment on those.
Oil consumption is very high. Engine is using 1 quart of oil every 1,800 miles which is very high.
I have to bring the car in for periodic carbon cleaning.
"The A4 2.0T consumes too much oil. Fun car to drive. We are hopeful Audi will do the right thing and fix the problem. The low oil light comes on every 300 to 500 miles."
by BOB on November 8, 2014
"Reliable, quality car. Every day driver. Smooth ride.If you see one buy it the best decision I have made in a long time. "
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2010 Audi A4 Pricing
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The price range for the 2010 Audi A4 is $6,998 - $10,900.
The average selling price is $8,830.
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$31,450 - $44,550
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$6,998 - $10,900
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