Compare the 2015 Audi A4 Residual Value to the Acura TLX
Chicagoland drivers know their luxury vehicles, and that means they know that for models like the 2015 Audi A4, residual value is an excellent way of knowing whether or not it’s a smart investment. We want to compare the Audi’s residual value and features to the 2015 Acura TLX so that you can decide which of these luxury sedans is the right model for you.
Comparing the Residual Value
First, a quick review on residual value: it’s a measurement of a vehicle’s value as a percentage of its initial price. Auto value experts like ALG are able to calculate estimated residual values of vehicles based on features, performance, and past brand reliability to offer drivers an idea of whether or not a vehicle is a good investment of their hard-earned money.
- The 2015 Audi A4 has a 36-month residual value of 43% and a 60-month residual value of 31%.
- The 2015 Acura TLX, on the other hand, has a 36-month residual value of 48% and a 60-month residual value of 36%.
If you’re wanting to get the most out of your investment, the TLX is predicted to keep its value better than the A4, but why is that?
Why Does Acura Have the Higher Residual Value?
While we can’t look into the minds of the analysts at ALG, we can hazard a guess as to what could’ve caused the TLX to have a superior residual value to its Audi competitor: features. You can find all of these amenities on the TLX, and they are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Audi A4:
- Driver-side memory settings for seat and mirror position
- Rearview camera with guidelines
- Heated front seating
- Noise/sound cancellation
- Jewel Eye LED headlights
- Push-button ignition
- Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
It’s advantages like these, and Acura’s 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty (Audi only has a 48-month/50,000-mile warranty) that we think help give the TLX a superior residual value.
Test Drive the TLX
Now that you’ve seen what makes the 2015 Acura TLX a good investment, let us show you how fun it is to drive. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to take a test drive of this new sport sedan and experience it firsthand.