SOURCE: Audi of America

Audi of America

April 19, 2013 10:22 ET

2013 Audi A4 Recognized by USAA as a Best Value

USAA's Third-Annual 'Best Value' List Highlights Top Safety Picks

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2013) - 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® 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® all-wheel drive system.

The 2013 Audi A4 features the award-winning infotainment system Audi connect®, 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™ maps and real-time SiriusXM® Traffic information for a true aerial view of the route.

ABOUT AUDI
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.

ABOUT USAA
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 online today.