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2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,795
5 listings nationwide

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2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,791
45 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
8 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

What the 2012 Audi A4 Avant lacks in true posh, it makes up for in pan...

The Good: Great gas mileage, a peppy turbocharged four-banger, some surprising a...

The Bad: Tepid cargo room and cabin storage, a few oddly placed controls and in...

2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

People shopping for a 2018 Audi A3 have multiple choices: front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, two-door convertible, and four-door sedan. But what about those looking for a hybrid? Driv...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Mau2262 writes:
Excelente vehĂ­culo.
5
William writes:
Power Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWD better.
"6 cylinder "
Front Seats Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWD better.
"full vetelated"
5
Terryhagle writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 Platinum worse.
"multi adjustable seats make it easy to get comfortable on long or short trips "
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 Platinum worse.
"seat angle makes ample legroom for adults"
2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
GuruT5L48 writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord worse.
"eeak"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda Accord worse.
"weak"

Specs

2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
39 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 10.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
211 hp @ 4,300 RPM
204 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 3 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 28 cu ft 13.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,080 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.2 in 169.7 in
Width 80.3 in 77.4 in
Height 56.5 in 56.1 in
Wheelbase 110.6 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Brilliant Red
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Phantom Black Pearl

Option Packages

  • 18" 5-Arm-Design Wheels W/P245/40R18 All-Season Tires
  • Convenience PKG
  • Roof Spoiler
  • Style PKG
2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Sport Package

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