2011 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

2011 Audi A4 4-door Wagon Auto 2.0T Avant quattro Premium  Plus Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 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.

2011 Audi A4 4-door Wagon Auto 2.0T Avant quattro Premium  Plus Angular Front Exterior View2011 Audi A4
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2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW 3-Series
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2011 Cadillac CTS
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2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan 4-door Journey RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI G37 Sedan
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class 4-door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
8.2
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
8.4
The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
8.4
Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
8.0
The 2011 Infiniti G Sedans remain one of the top choices driving enthusiasts willing to sacrifice a little comfort for responsiveness and poise.
7.8
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW.
MSRP From    
$32,300$34,600$35,345$35,800$33,990
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
CompactCompactMid-SizeMidsize CarsCompact
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD4-Door Journey RWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
CVTManualManualAutomatic w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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