2011 Audi A4  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#11 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#34 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Audi A4
The A4, part of Audi's lineup since 1996, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The A4 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Audi A4 is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Audi A4 has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0417% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7675%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0417% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7675% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Audi A4 is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Audi A4 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8660Nissan MaximaLexus ISLincoln MKZVolkswagen EosVolkswagen CCVolvo S40Lexus ES-350Buick RegalAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesINFINITI GAcura TSXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 86. The 2011 Audi A4 is safer than the 2011 Nissan Maxima, the 2011 Lexus IS, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos, the 2011 Volkswagen CC, and the 2011 Volvo S40. It is about as safe as the 2011 BMW 3 Series, the 2011 Buick Regal, and the 2011 Lexus ES-350.

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