2010 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2009 Audi A4
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Audi A4's chief rivals are the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The BMW 3-Series is perhaps the most popular, though in its current edition, it's become heavier and quite expensive, yet its turbocharged inline-six offers brilliant power.

The Mercedes C-Class has more capable handling than before, but rear-seat room is still cramped and its interior styling a little complex.

The Infiniti G37 sports BMW-like handling with a distinctly Japanese flair, while the Cadillac CTS is perhaps GM's best effort yet, with remarkable rear- or all-wheel-drive handling, ample V-6 power, and a world-class entertainment system.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2010 Audi A4 satisfies a wide spectrum of luxury-car shoppers; the optional Drive Select system's an expensive, unnecessary distraction.
8.6
The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
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More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
MSRP From   
$31,450$36,560$32,700$31,600
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class   
CompactMid-SizeCompactCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
CVTManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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