The 2012 Audi A4 serves as an affordable gateway to the German luxury brand. This small sedan also is offered as the Avant wagon. The A4 has a bold grille, stylish daytime running lights and standard leather seats.
A compact vehicle, the 2012 Audi A4 seats five passengers. This vehicle comes in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available. An S4 sedan is marketed separately.
For 2012, the only changes involve package options.
A sporty front end signals that the 2012 Audi A4 is a strong player in the entry-level luxury market. That front fascia is dominated by a bold grille, while curving LED lights add dramatic, yet elegant touches. Sharp creases on the hood provide definition. On the other hand, the profile seems restrained, although the spoke-star wheels offer visual appeal. The rear deck is short and sits high, with a built-in spoiler and wraparound taillights present. The wagon simply changes the rear look with a liftgate and a full spoiler.
Audi equips the A4 with halogen headlamps, automatic headlights, front and rear fog lights, power-controlled and heated side mirrors, a sunroof and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The list of options complements this model’s luxury status. Here, Audi supplies xenon headlights, adaptive lights, aluminum trim surround and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Also available is an S Line trim. Avant models come with a power liftgate.
Move inside, and the 2012 A4 offers a mostly high-quality cabin with a pleasant blend of soft-touch and leather materials. The dashboard seems like a step down, however, as it is surrounded by plastic trim. The cabin controls are not especially user-friendly either. The A4’s trunk measures 12.4 cubic feet, or 34 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. The Avant Wagon has 27.6 cubic feet of standard cargo space, which extends to 50.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.
Even base models come well-equipped, offering features such as a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, leather-trimmed seats, a power driver’s seat with lumbar support and automatic climate control. Upgrades include heated front seats, Nappa leather and tri-zone climate control. For a premium look, some models include attractive walnut wood or stainless steel trim.
The 2012 Audi A4 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This Audi offers robust step-off acceleration and firm steering. All front-wheel-drive models come with either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. Models equipped with all-wheel drive have an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 A4 makes an EPA-estimated 22/30 mpg city/highway.
Audi supplies the 2012 A4 with a 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a CD player and MP3 playback. The sound system lacks a USB port. Optional equipment includes a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, HD Radio, Bluetooth capability and HomeLink.
An available navigation system supplies real-time traffic information and is bundled with a rearview camera. An available active braking guard system comes with adaptive cruise control on the Prestige model. Other available driver-assist features include side assist warning and rear parking sensors.
Leather is perfect. Red interior mood lighting is the best
One or two minor stone chips in front lip. Small scrape on rear bumper. Otherwise a lush ,clean paint. Classic and pure design.
Adequate. Turbo is fine. Clutch excellent. All functions working.
Have traveled with 4 adults and a child in car seat. Smooth and effortless travel.
German cars are naturally more expensive but by doing oil changes and keeping up with maintenance on a daily basis one can control this. By also driving with respect for the mechanics of the car, one can also keep any potential problems in check.
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2012 Audi A4 Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2012 Audi A4 for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2012 Audi A4 Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2012 Audi A4 is $8,400 - $12,990.
The average selling price is $10,497.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$32,500 - $46,300
This is the price range for the 2012 Audi A4 based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$8,400 - $12,990
Average Selling Price
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