Audi Awards

Audi A3 wins World Car of the Year

Judges picked the Audi A3 as the World Car of the Year. The jurors said, "It might borrow styling hints from its bigger brothers, but the A3 still offers classic, chiselled contours and even better interior trim levels. With a superb choice of engines and four body styles, the Audi A3 range packs a hefty premium punch in the small luxury segment. Audi should be complimented for making this A3 ride like no other A3. All the old shimmer over rough surfaces has gone, replaced by a silky-smooth ride that approaches limousine quality."
Audi A3 wins IIHS Top Pick+ Award

The 2015 Audi A3 sedan earned the Top Safety Pick+ Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The designation applies to the 2015 A3 with the optional advanced technology package that bundles active lane assist, Audi pre sense front and adaptive cruise control. It is the first Audi model to earn either the 2014 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award.
2015 Q7 wins EyesOn Design Award

The annual EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show allows some of the greatest designers in the world to weigh in on the best production and concept debuts at the big event each year. For 2015, the large panel of judges included luminaries like Frank Stephenson of McLaren, Ralph Gilles from FCA and Moray Callum of Ford. The Q7 received an accolade for Best Designed Interior, and it beat the Avenir and Infiniti Q60 for the honor.
2013 Audi A4 Recognized
by USAA as a Best Value

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.
2013 Audi Q5 Named to Kelley Blue Book's 10 Best Luxury SUVs

Audi of America announced that the 2013 Audi Q5 was named one of the 10 Best Luxury SUVs of 2013 by Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information. editors chose the 2013 Audi Q5 for its combination of richly modern design with dynamics that deftly balance comfort, performance and ease.
Audi Ranks Second Overall in
2013 J.D. Power APEAL Study

  • 2013 Audi allroad receives award for Highest Ranked Compact Premium CUV
  • Five additional Audi models place among the top three in their segments: Audi A4/A5, A6, A8, Q5 and Q7
  • Audi brand improves APEAL rank position by two spots to 2nd overall

Audi achieved its highest score ever and placed second among nameplates in the annual J.D. Power U.S. APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study. The brand posted a total APEAL score of 857, 62 points above the industry average ? and moved up two positions to rank 2nd out of 33 nameplates in the U.S. industry. Additionally, the 2013 Audi allroad ranked highest in its segment. This is the 18th year of the J.D. Power APEAL Study, which examines drivers' assessments of the design, content, layout, and performance of their new vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership.

Other notable APEAL Awards distinctions for Audi include:
  • Audi A4/A5 ranked 2nd in Compact Premium Car segment
  • Audi Q5 ranked 2nd in Compact Premium CUV class
  • Audi A6 ranked 2nd in Midsize Premium Car category
  • Audi Q7 ranked 2nd Midsize Premium CUV segment
  • Audi A8 ranked 2nd in Large Premium Csegment
2013 Car and Driver Best 10
Audi A6 3.0T/S6/A7 3.0T/S7

For the second consecutive year, we're bellying up for a helping of Audi's alphanumeric soup. To the "As" and "6s" and "7s" from the A6 3.0T and A7 models that made the list last year, we're happy to see a couple of?hot "Ss" float to the top in 2013. For the S6 and S7, Audi takes the "A" models' rich mix of virtues and turns it lethal, thanks in no small part to a 420-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. In a recent comparison test, the S6 put the hurt on the vastly more powerful BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. On the road, the S6 is an inexhaustible cannon, more cohesive and less fiddly than cars costing an additional $20,000. Audi's modus operandi for the non-S varieties is basically the same, minus 110 horsepower. Understated bodies cover stout structures into which Audi crafts beautiful and sensible interiors, without unnecessary complication. Combine that with an unflappable chassis, accurate steering, ample power, and a general sense of quality and you have an unbeatable luxury/sports-car range.


2012 Car and Driver Best 10 - Audi A6

It's easy for love affairs to wilt as life's odometer ticks off the years. But our passion for the Audi A6, a two-time comparison-test winner in its previous guise, has now burgeoned into the sort of fiery affair that would have prompted Humbert to jam a ring onto each of Lolita's 10 delicate digits. For 2012, the A6 enjoys its seventh remake, with all of its most lovable traits, right-now power, gratifying steering, unyielding structure, present and accounted for. This is a car that waltzes in the hills because it's so forgiving, so informative, so easy to drive to its limits.***
Best Luxury SUV:2012 Audi Q7
Resale Value Top 10: #5 2012 Q7

When the conversation turns to art, you'll be glad you've got a 2012 Audi Q7 in your garage. As it turns out, when the conversation turns to 5-year resale value, the 7-passenger 2012 Q7 more than holds its own, it's the best luxury SUV in that arena.

Lest you think the Audi is just another pretty face in the luxury-SUV crowd, however, consider this bit of evidence: We've interviewed Audi dealers in Alaska, a state that tends not to baby a vehicle -- and the one comment we universally heard was, "We never have enough Q7s. We can't keep 'em on the lot!"*

Best Luxury Car:2012 Audi A5

Audi's substantial growth in the U.S. is due in part to cars like the A5. As a refreshingly unique luxury 2-door the 2012 Audi A5 not only constitutes a viable alternative to the 3 Series but, in an era of diminishing resources, perhaps a financially prudent step-down from Bentley's Continental GT. While we're not sure Windsor Castle would approve, we know it would play well on California's 101. And buyers who consider resale value as well as purchase price might consider the 2012 Audi A5 to be the best luxury car on the market.*

2012 Automobile Magazine All Star - Audi TT RS

O, precious day! It seems that Audi can do it all now. Today's TT RS -- freshened with a more sinister face -- lives and breathes R8 from every pore. It is Audi's very own Porsche Cayman -- close, personal, fiery, rewarding, and cosseting all at once. The soul-stirring sound of its turbocharged five-cylinder engine (magnified by an optional sport exhaust) is so stunning as it roars to its 7000-rpm redline that you want to jump out and make someone else drive it past you, just to hear that killer soundtrack from the great outdoors.**

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