Does the 2015 Audi A4 Price Deliver on Value?

September 16th, 2015 by

2015 TLX
Many Chicago area drivers shopping for new luxury sedans are willing to spend a bit more to get a vehicle that offers a truly remarkable value, but does the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium price deliver that value? We compared the price, fuel economy, residual value, and features of this Audi to the 2015 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT so that you can be sure you are driving the best option for your money.

Finding Value in a Luxury Vehicle

First, let’s touch on two of the biggest indicators of value on a vehicle: the price and fuel economy. The price lets you know how much you’ll be spending right now, and the fuel economy gives you a heads-up to daily fuel expenses in the long term:

  • The 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium has a price of $35,500 (MSRP) and a 32 mpg highway fuel economy.
  • The 2015 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT is priced at just $31,445 (MSRP)* and features an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg.**

Next, since these are both luxury sedans, it’s important to look at their potential long-term value. ALG estimates residual values for vehicles so that drivers can make informed decisions about where to invest their money, and they have predicted the residual values for these models at both 36 months of ownership and 60 months.

  • At 36 months: The 2015 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT has an ALG residual value of 46% to the 42% of the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium.
  • At 60 months: The Audi A4 2.0T Premium drops to 31% while the 2015 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT has an ALG residual value of 35%.

We can’t know for sure what goes into the ALG calculations, but the fuel economy and features surely play a part. Here are just a few amenities you’ll find on the standard TLX that are either unavailable or need to be upgraded for on the Audi:

  • Paddle shifters
  • Driver-side memory settings
  • Rearview camera
  • Front heated seats
  • LED headlights
  • Push-button ignition

Test Drive the TLX

We still have more advantages we could talk about – like the Acura warranty – but we really think we should do less talking and more showing. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you to see what the 2015 TLX has to offer beyond besting the 2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium on price.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $920 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
Posted in 2015 Vehicles, TLX