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2014 Audi A4 Pros vs Cons

Buy a 2014 Audi A4

The Top 14 Reasons Why You May want to
Buy a 2014 Audi A4:

2014 sees Audi's entry-level luxury sedan, the A4, enter its 6th year without a redesign, and yet the A4's sales continue to increase, and the A4 remains one of the most desired cars in its class. Aesthetic beauty, sporty performance, top-of-the-line luxurious interior cabin materials, and sophisticated easy-to-use technology are credited with maintaining the A4's popularity.

The 2014 A4 is offered in four model trims: Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige, and the new Black Optic trim. The MSRP price ranges from $33,800 to 35,900, and the invoice price ranges from $31,434 to $33,388. Here are 14 reasons to buy an Audi A4.

Fourteen Reasons to Buy a 2014 Audi A4 - The Pros

1. The 2014 A4 gets more power with a 2.0 turbocharged I-4 engine. This powertrain increases the horsepower from 211 to 220 with 258 lb-ft of torque.

2. Many optional features are now included as standard equipment for the 2014 Audi A4. These features include Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, Homelink integrated garage door and gate opening technology. A slick driver information system and music interface system are also standard equipment for the A4, and more.

3. The Audi A4 is a leader in the compact luxury class due to appreciation for the high level of sporty performance and fuel efficiency attributed to its turbocharged I-4 engine. This engine stands apart from the V-6 engines in most cars of the compact luxury class, and produces better fuel economy with equal performance power.

All models are offered with an eight-speed automatic CVT Front Trak transmission with overdrive matched to a FWD drivetrain as standard equipment, but can be bought with an eight-speed automatic Quattro transmission, or a six-speed manual Quattro transmission. Both Quattro options are mated to 4 x 4 AWD drivetrains.

The CVT/ FWD drivetrain achieves 24/32 mpg. The eight-speed Automatic Quattro transmission with 4 x 4 AWD achieves 20/30 mpg, and the six-speed manual Quattro transmission with 4 x 4 AWD achieves 22/32 mpg.

4. All models come with a sliding open/close sunroof with tilt function and sunshade. They also have speed-sensing/rain detecting wipers with heated jets, and programmable Halogen projector-beam daytime running lights with a delay-off feature. All A4 models also have front and rear fog lamps, perimeter approach lights, and three 12-volt DC power outlets.

5. There are a large number of interior styles available, with wood or aluminum inlays, Alcantara super-soft leather inserts, and sophisticated looking LED accent lighting for the center console.

6. Standard features for the base Premium and Premium Plus model trims include the Audi Concert System. This comprehensive sound system has a CD player, an auxiliary input jack, and an SD card slot with 32 GB available for any of your MP3 files. This system has speed dependent volume controls and the fantastic "Audi MMI Radio Plus System" which is used for controlling all infotainment and the climate control using a 6 1/2" screen with analog display.

The Audi Concert System also comes with Audi Music Interface with iPod integration and one cable for iPod connection. This six-channel DSP-extended 180 watt sound system has 10 speakers including a subwoofer, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, a 90-day trial subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio, and is operated with steering wheel controls and a window grid diversity antennae.

7. Split-fording seats (60/40) are now available to base level Premium model buyers who obtain the optional Cold Weather Package. The Cold Weather Package also endows the A4 with three-step heated front seats, and two-position memory for the driver's seat.

8. The A4 Premium level can also opt for the MMI Navigation System, which will endow it with a reversing camera, a rear acoustic warning system, a TFT color WVGA seven-inch display screen, and a control knob joystick that controls many functions within the instrument panel, the infotainment system, and the audio system.

The MMI Navigation Package also comes with a six-month subscription to Audi Connect with online services and Audi Parking System Plus. It also adds Sirius XM live traffic, Google Earth, and Google Voice local search, along with Wi-Fi connectivity for up to eight wireless devices.

9. The Audi A4 Premium Plus level trim model has standard equipment that includes the 60/40 split folding rear seats, and the heated front seats with driver's seat memory, plus three-zone climate control, Audi's Advanced Key passive entry with push-button start, along with Xenon headlights and running LED headlights and LED tail lights. Automatic dimming rear view mirrors, and automatic dimming side mirrors are also standard, along with aluminum window surrounds and an S-line exterior appearance treatment.

10. The Premium Plus Trim level has access to a Premium Audio Package, a Sport Package, as well as the Black Optic exterior treatment package.

11. The new Black Optic trim package is an attractive addition to the A4 team with high- gloss black window surrounds, a black grille, and 19-inch titanium wheels. The Black Optic trim package is available to buyers of the Premium Plus and Prestige models.

12. The Audi A4 Prestige model trim comes with a CD player, a DVD player, and two SD card slots. It has a radio with sleek-scan, and a radio data system, along with a four-year subscription to Sirius XM traffic. It has a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with 505 watts and Dolby Digital 5.1 noise compensation.

13. The Prestige model trim has exclusive access to a Driver's Assist Package. The Drive's Assist Package brings Audi Drive Select technology, dynamic steering technology, and adaptive cruise control.

14. The Prestige model can also access the Sport Package, and the S-Line Interior Package, which will equip the car with a flat-bottom steering wheel, and brushed aluminum dashboard trim. It will also have a black cloth headliner; premium leather and Alcantara leather seats along with leather door and armrest trim, along with a power rear window shade and manual side window shades.

Reasons You May Not Like the 2014 Audi A4 - The Cons

With all of the choices that are offered with the 2014 Audi A4, one would only opt to buy another car in this compact luxury class if they preferred a V-6 engine, a convertible, or a different exterior design.