• Audi A4 tops overall ranking in the DEKRA Used Car Report
• First place goes to Audi for the fourth time in a row since the report was introduced
The Audi A4 has finished top of the DEKRA Used Car Report for 2011 as the vehicle with the lowest fault rate. This means that Audi has won the report’s overall ranking for the fourth time in a row. The Audi A6 took third place.
Each year, the DEKRA experts award the title “Best of All Classes” to the model with the lowest fault rate across three mileage classes. Since the ranking was introduced in 2008, of all brands the most reliable car with the fewest faults has always been an Audi. The Audi A6 topped the overall ranking in the previous three years; this year the Audi A4 is the “Best of All Classes.” This underscores the long-term quality of this mid-size model, which is available at dealerships with a new and improved look and technology since January.
As part of the Used Car Report, which was previously called the Faults Report, the DEKRA testing organization examines the quality and safety of vehicles. From a total of 15 million cars examined, which are divided into eight different categories, DEKRA creates a specific fault profile in three mileage classes for each vehicle type. The model with the best average from all three mileage classes is named “Best of All Classes.”