2008 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2008 Audi A4 4-door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Open Doors
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Experts from TheCarConnection.com have extensive experience with each of the competitors facing off against the 2008 Audi A4.

To a car, they are all good choices.

The 2008 Audi A4 leads in interior style.

Even though this car has been around since 2005, it's still a leader in this area.

For now, only the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series offer a wagon body style, but a new Cadillac CTS wagon is in the works for 2010.

2008 Audi A4 4-door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Open Doors2008 Audi A4
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2009 Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA2009 Cadillac CTS
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2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL
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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2008 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
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.
8.2
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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.
MSRP From   
$28,900$36,560$33,725$32,700
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class   
CompactMid-SizeMid-SizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront-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   
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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