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2012 Audi A4 Avant Trims

2.0T Quattro Premium

Avg. Price: $31,645

Need a nimble, all-wheel-drive (AWD) almost-luxury family hauler that looks good inside and out? Check out the 5-passenger 2012 Audi A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro Premium wagon. With 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seats folded), standard leather upholstery, steering wheel and shifter knob, power-adjustable front seats and 17-inch alloy wheels, it’s obvious that this beauty is a notch above the typical midsize wagon. A roof rack, heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering, meantime, are complemented by remote power door locks and power windows, while auto climate control lets occupants contemplate the stylish ride in comfort. Additional standard goodies include a 180-watt audio system with an MP3-capable single-CD player and 10 speakers, bolstered by Sirius/XM satellite radio. Finally, standard front and rear floor mats complete the ensemble.

Options for this high-end wagon include the Convenience Package with Multi-Media Interface (MMI), audio and communications integrated with Bluetooth hands-free technology, as well as a universal garage door opener. Then there’s the Style Package with a number of appearance upgrades to lights and window trim, along with such standalone options as heated front seats and genuine wood cabin accents.

Powering the 2012 Avant Quattro 2.0T Premium is an efficient yet peppy direct-injected (DI), variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. Mated with the standard 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the four-banger puts out 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, all to the tune of 21 mpg city/29 highway. The standard AWD system is managed by a mechanical, limited-slip center differential, as well as front and rear auto-locking differentials.

The list of standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 Avant 2.0T Quattro Premium starts with 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) and traction and stability control. It continues with front head-restraint whiplash protection, front and rear head airbags and front side-mounted airbags. The list also includes standard daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, pre- and post-collision safety systems and a remote antitheft alarm. High-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and LED daytime running lights are available to this base trim, as are rear side-mounted airbags.

2.0T Quattro Premium Plus

Avg. Price: $35,440

Like its Premium Plus sedan siblings, the 2012 Audi A4 Avant 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus trim represents the midrange of the lineup. Unlike its 4-door siblings, this 5-passenger entry-level luxury wagon comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive (AWD) and 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. Standard goodies in this honey of a wagon include a power sunroof, power liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors on the outside, with leather upholstery, heated power adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, as well as alloy trim, gracing the well-wrought cabin. Standard convenience features include remote power door locks, power windows, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and a universal remote garage door opener, all complemented by driver's memory settings. Tri-zone climate control keeps things cool while folks listen to the sounds from the 180-watt audio system with its single-CD player, 10 speakers and satellite radio. And if phoning home is in order, this spiffy wagon comes with standard Bluetooth hands-free technology.

Meanwhile, options in this midlevel trim include Audi’s Multi-Media Interface (MMI) navigation/audio/communications, all gathered on the dash-mounted LED display, with a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors also part of the package. The Sport Package includes a sport-tuned suspension, sport front seats with power lumbar support and a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. Keyless entry and ignition, upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio components (505 watts, 14 speakers) and genuine wood cabin trim inserts, as well as rear parking sensors are all standalone options.

Powering the 2012 Avant 2.0T Quattro Premium Plus is a ubiquitous variable-valve-timed (VVT), direct-injected (DI) 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. The turbocharged I4 powerplant mates with the standard 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mileage in this midsize quasi-luxury wagon is estimated at 21 mpg city/29 highway, while the AWD system relies on a mechanical, limited-slip center differential and auto-locking front and rear differentials.

Safety-wise, look for standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), as well as traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment includes LED daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, pre- and post-collision safety systems and a remote antitheft alarm. An optional safety feature, meantime, is rear side-mounted airbags.

2.0T Quattro Prestige

4 national listings
Avg. Price: $40,142

As the top-shelf trim of the handsomely appointed 2012 Audi A4 Avant lineup, the 2.0T Quattro Prestige puts posh at the forefront. This 5-passenger entry-level luxury wagon is only delivered with all-wheel drive (AWD), thus its Quattro designation. Then there’s the 50.5 cubic feet of cargo area (with rear seats folded) that’s reached via a power liftgate, complemented by the standard roof rack. Also look for 18-inch alloy wheels on the outside, as well as heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power sunroof. Inside, expect plush leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, driver's memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, and S Line Package cabin accents. Remote power door locks, power windows, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, a universal remote garage door opener, tri-zone climate control and cruise control also come standard in this flagship trim, as does keyless entry and ignition. The Multi-Media Interface (MMI) Package with navigation/audio/communications all integrated with Bluetooth hands-free technology, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors, and displayed on a dash-mounted LED screen is also standard, as is a 505-watt Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 14 speakers, a single-CD player and satellite radio.

The popular Sport Package, with sport-tuned suspension and sport seats, not to mention a sport steering wheel mounting paddle shifters, is optional in the 2012 2.0T Quattro Prestige wagon. Further optional packages, meanwhile, include the S Line Package with 19-inch alloy wheels and S Line sport front seats, as well as the Audi Drive Select Package with driver-selectable settings for adjusting suspension, steering, throttle and transmission settings for Normal, Dynamic, Auto and Individual modes. Standalone options include radar-interfaced adaptive cruise control and genuine wood cabin inserts.

As with its lesser siblings, the 2012 Avant 2.0T Quattro Prestige is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with direct injection (DI) and variable valve timing (VVT). Mated with the standard 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, this peppy four-banger throws out 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque at an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/29 highway. The AWD system, meantime, is managed by a mechanical, limited-slip center differential, as well as by auto-locking front and rear differentials.

Safety-wise, the 2012 Avant 2.0T Quattro Prestige is delivered with 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Also standard are LED daytime running lights, self-leveling high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, a pre- and post-collision safety system, a blind-spot alert and a remote antitheft alarm. Finally, rear side-mounted airbags are optional safety equipment.