2009 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2009 Audi A4
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2009 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 in-line 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 G35 sports BMW-like handling with a distinctly Japanese flair, while the Cadillac CTS is perhaps GM’s best effort yet, with remarkable European-style handling, ample V-6 power, and a world-class entertainment system.

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Quick Specs
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class.
More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6
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Style Name  
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
All-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Audi A4 vs. 2008 Cadillac CTS2009 Audi A4 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class