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UPDATED: Jun 24, 2019

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Car insurance costs can vary quite a bit depending on your driving record, age, gender and place of residence.

When researching car insurance rates you also need to keep in mind that more expensive cars like the Audi A4 tend to have slightly higher rates.

After reading this article to get additional information about the Audi A4, enter your zip code into the box for personalized car insurance quotes.

About the Audi A4

Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, has been producing the Audi A4 since 1994. More than ten years later, the A4 is one of the top ten upscale midsized cars in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings.

Although the Audi A4 was bested by the likes of the BMW 3 Series and the Hyundai Genesis, it outranked the Lexus IS and ES, the Acura TL and the Nissan Maxima.

Audi A4 Trim Styles

The Audi A4 comes in three trim styles: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Audi A4 Premium trim starts at $32,300, and like all models, it is equipped with Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine.

This 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine is not quite as powerful as those available on rivals like the BMW 3 Series or the Infiniti G37.

However, buyers can address this deficiency by upgrading the vehicle with Audi Drive Select and Quattro All-Wheel-Drive.

The A4 Premium Plus trim includes all features found on the Premium trim, like 17 inch wheels, Sirius satellite radio and power front seats.

Upgrades that come with the Premium Plus trim include heated front seats, iPod integration and xenon plus headlights.

Compared to the Premium Plus trim’s cost of $37,750, the Prestige trim is pricier at $41,800.

However, it is also outfitted with superior options like 18 inch wheels, an MMI navigation system, a sound system by Bang & Olufsen and a driver memory feature.

Audi A4 Performance Features

Although they cost extra, many consumers will consider features like Quattro All-Wheel-Drive, the Tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi Drive Select to be worth the price.

Drive Select allows the driver to adjust the steering, suspension and acceleration to 27 different settings.

The Audi A4 Quattro system constantly assesses the need for torque and redistributes power to the car’s wheels accordingly.

While the A4 doesn’t compete with rivals in terms of speed and power, it delivers exceptional handing due to these systems.

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Audi A4 Interior Styling

Interior styling is another of the Audi A4′s strong suits. It can be outfitted with wood paneling and leather, and the cabin is “open and airy,” reports Car and Driver.

A reporter from BusinessWeek preferred the Audi A4′s interior to that of the BMW 3 Series. Reviewers also lauded improvements in rear seating comfort in the 2011 model.

One drawback of this vehicle is the limited cargo space. Although it is the largest vehicle overall in the “upscale midsized car” category, it only offers 12 cubic feet of trunk space, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Safety Ratings for the Audi A4

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety selected the Audi A4 as a “Top Safety Pick” for 2011. The sedan earned this title due to top ratings on frontal offset, roof strength and side impact crash tests.

The federal government’s safety ratings agency also gave the Audi A4 the highest ratings possible in all crash tests that it conducted.

Standard safety features enjoyed by all A4 owners include traction control, antilock brakes and electronic stability control.

Warranty Info for the Audi A4

The Audi A4 is guaranteed by a 4-year or 50,000 mile warranty, which includes roadside assistance and guaranteed against rust for 12 years.

While BMW owners enjoy free scheduled maintenance for the first year of ownership, though, the A4′s warranty only covers the vehicle’s first scheduled maintenance appointment.

How much does car insurance cost for an Audi A4?

The total cost to own an Audi A4 is approximately $55,113 over five years, according to Edmunds.

This figure includes estimated depreciation of $19,000, so total out-of-pocket costs are actually closer to $35,000 for maintenance, repairs, insurance, fuel and financing.

With an EPA fuel economy rating of 23 city mpg and 30 highway mpg, the average Audi A4 driver spends around $2,000 per year on fuel.

Car insurance for the A4 costs about $1,550 per year or $130 per month, but this can vary quite a bit depending on the driver.

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