2013 Audi A4 Recognized by USAA as a Best Value
USAA's Third-Annual 'Best Value' List Highlights Top Safety Picks
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/19/13 -- USAA, a leading
financial services provider to the U.S. military community and its
families, named the 2013 Audi A4 to its third annual Best Value
vehicles list. The Best Value list identifies the top 2013
automobiles in 16 categories that offer affordability, safety and
reliability. The 2013 Audi A4 was named best Midsize Luxury Sedan.
Best Value automobiles offer the best financial value of all vehicles
USAA evaluates as part of a broader rating system called USAA
Preferred, which uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicles' cost,
safety and reliability, among other key factors. There are nearly 70
cars, trucks and minivans that are currently designated as USAA
Preferred vehicles, and the Best Value list represents the vehicles
that rose to the top of each category.
"We're honored that a reputable organization USAA recognizes the
intrinsic value of the Audi A4," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of
America. "This award joins the praise our best-selling model has
already earned for safety, advanced technology and performance."
"The goal of the list is to give members an easier way to determine
value as they shop for vehicles," said Steve Thompson, vice president
responsible for the USAA Car Buying Service. "This year we raised the
bar on the importance of safety standards by requiring vehicles earn
a top safety pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety to qualify as USAA Preferred, and the 2013 Audi A4 rose to the
top in its category for offering the best overall value."
The 2013 Audi A4 features the groundbreaking turbocharged 2.0-liter,
four-cylinder, TFSI(R) engine, which provides 211 horsepower and 258
lb-ft of torque with an EPA estimated fuel efficiency of 24 city / 31
highway/ 26 combined MPG. The chassis of the A4 is striking with its
sporty precision, high ride comfort and superior safety. To ensure
exceptional grip on wet or dry roads, the A4 offers the available
quattro(R) all-wheel drive system.
The 2013 Audi A4 features the award-winning infotainment system Audi
connect(R), which enhances the driving experience by providing the
benefits of access to information and content, when needed, through
interfaces that are designed for the in-vehicle environment. Audi is
the first company worldwide to feature factory-installed wireless
Internet, allowing up to eight wireless devices to be connected at
once. With Audi connect, the onboard Audi MMI Navigation system is
enhanced with Google Earth(TM) maps and real-time SiriusXM(R) Traffic
information for a true aerial view of the route.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full
line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most
successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a
top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time
company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest
about $17 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit
www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding
Audi vehicle and business issues.
USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and
retirement products and services to 9.4 million members of the U.S.
military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to
its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service,
employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open
to all who are serving or have honorably served our nation in the
U.S. military -- and their eligible family members. For more
information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit USAA
Audi of America Communications
Tel.: +1 703 364 7345
Mobile: +1 571 208-5292
Tel.: +1 703 364 7440
Mobile: +1 703 344 1320
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