2014 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2014 Audi A4
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Audi A4 has a long-running feud with its German rivals from Mercedes and BMW, and lately Cadillac's joined the fray.

The BMW 3-Series is still the most popular with the traditional crowd of driving enthusiasts, though the latest 3-Series has become heavier and quite a bit more expensive; its turbocharged inline-six offers brilliant power, however.

The C-Class received some extensive changes for 2012, including a new base turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the C250, so it's now pretty much up to snuff with the A4's more fuel-efficient sensibilities.

Meanwhile, the Cadillac ATS is GM's best small luxury car ever, with remarkable handling and the top-notch CUE infotainment system.

This year the Infiniti G37 becomes the Q50, and gets far more interesting, with true design flair and a new hybrid model.

Acura's TL is worth a look: it has a somewhat roomier backseat, a composed ride, and good handling, especially in all-wheel-drive versions.

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8.4
The 2014 Audi A4 and S4 are trim, tech-savvy alternatives to the usual German luxury sedans, and to one stunningly good American one.
8.2
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too.
8.4
The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
8.8
The 2014 Cadillac ATS puts the Germans on notice in handling and performance, while hitting high marks in quality and comfort, too.
8.4
With a hot new look, a Hybrid, some world-first technology, and much-improved cabin refinement--combined with a sharp, eager driving character--the 2014 Infiniti Q50 seeks new sport-sedan believers.
8.2
For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
MSRP From     
$33,800$36,030$32,750$33,065$37,150$35,800
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
FrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD