2012 Audi A4  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#12 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#39 of all 2012 vehicles


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


The 2012 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 2012 Audi A4 has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Audi A4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0419% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7806%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0419% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7806% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Audi A4 is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Audi A4 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9059Nissan MaximaM. Eclipse SpyderLexus ISLincoln MKZVolkswagen CCVolkswagen EosM.-B. C-ClassLexus ES-350Buick RegalAudi A4Acura TSXINFINITI GComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Audi A4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2012 Audi A4 is safer than the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2012 Lexus IS, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 Volkswagen CC, and the 2012 Volkswagen Eos and less safe than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2012 Acura TSX, the 2012 Buick Regal, and the 2012 Lexus ES-350.

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