Discover how Audi is a luxury brand unlike any other on the market, leading the way in innovative technology that not only enhances your driving experience but also offers peace of mind. With great features like the class-exclusive Quattro system, which brings together lightweight materials for a lower weight and better fuel economy, a feature two wheel drive competitors lack. The tech and performance highlights don't stop there , see how Audi outperforms  the competition in multiple categories. Review the differences between Audi and the competition for yourself, including spec differences from other luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus.

What are the benefits of buying an Audi?

Buying a new or used Audi at Audi Exchange is a no brainer because:

  • Reliability: Audi is a reliable brand with a great track record.
  • Handling: Audi offers premiere handling thanks to its Q4 All-Wheel Drive system and turbo charged engines.
  • Technology: Audi's have an award winning MMI system that takes technology integration to the next level.
  • Superior safety ratings: Audi models throughout their fleet offer superior standard safety features for peace of mind.

How do Audi sedans compare to Mercedes-benz and BMW?

  Audi A3 Mercedes-Benz CLA BMW 3 Series
 Horsepower 228 208 255
 Fuel Efficiency 27 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy
 Fog Lights Standard Not Available  Not Available
 Audio SystemBang & Olufsen® 705-Watt StandardBurmester® surround sound system OptionalHarman Kardon® 464 Watt Optional

How do Audi SUVs compare to Mercedes-benz and Lexus?

 Audi Q7 BMW X7 Lexus GX
Horsepower 335 335 301
Torque 369 330 329
Towing Capacity 7,700 pounds 5,400 pounds 6,500 pounds
Maximum Cargo Capacity 69.6 cubic feet 90.4 cubic feet 64.7 cubic feet

What technology does Audi offer?


Audi offers a wide range of premium technology at bring together optimal comfort and accessibility to the next level. Premium Audi technology includes:

  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system: with 3D sound with 19 speakers, a 16-channel amplifier and 755 watts of power.
  • Available Ambient LED interior lighting: with 30 color choices and focused contour lighting that traces the interior design lines.
  • MMI® touch display system: allows you to access infotainment through haptic feedback and a smartphone-inspired interface with simplified natural voice control.
  • Audi Connect®: an active subscription puts in-car luxury at your fingertips-or a simple voice command. This available suite of information delivery gives you navigation directions, an in-car Wi-Fi® hotspot and much more.
  • Audi connect® Subscription App: monitors your vehicle's location, remotely locks/unlocks your vehicle and can access the web portal for additional features such as scheduling service or special owner benefits.
  • Smartphone Compatible: plug in your smartphone to Apple CarPlay® to stay connected. 
  • Audi Phone Box: located in the center console, the Phone Box can wirelessly charge your compatible smartphone and also boost your cell phone signal.  

How do Audi's safety features compare to the competition?

Audi's safety features speak for themselves with the numerous awards Audi has won, safety awards that include:

  • The 2020 Audi Q3 has earned NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Rating.
  • The 2020 Audi Q8 was named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • The 2020 Audi A7 was named a 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV was awarded a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+.
  • The 2019 Audi e-tron was also awarded a NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

What driver assistance technologies does Audi have? 

Audi offers all of the following award winning driver assistance technologies:

  • Audi pre sense® Basic and City: This technology takes information gathered by vehicle sensors and warns you of potential incidents. Audi pre sense basic can initiate preventative measures.
  • Audi Side Assist: This available system helps alert you of vehicles in rear blind spots or when reversing using Rear cross traffic assist. Additionally, Vehicle exit warning helps alert passengers to detected vehicles when opening the door.
  • Night Vision Assistant: Available night vision assistant uses a long-range infrared camera and can react to the thermal energy of pedestrians and large animals. The information is displayed on the Audi virtual cockpit.
  • Audi Active Lane Assist: This technology uses the vehicle's front camera to monitor the position of the vehicle and can help the vehicle stay within the lane markings through steering guidance.
  • Park Assist: Steering guidance is provided when maneuvering into a perpendicular or parallel parking space. The driver controls throttle and braking.
  • Parking System Plus: This available technology uses acoustic sensors to help detect when you are close to another object. The MMI® display provides a detailed view of the parking situation using the standard rear view camera.
  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control: Enjoy relief in congested traffic. This available feature can maintain a preset distance to the vehicle ahead using throttle and braking.
  • Top View Camera System: Increased visibility of all surroundings with Virtual 360-degree view.

Why Buy Audi?

Audi Exchange in Highland Park, IL offers Audi's full line-up of new and pre-owned vehicles to suit your lifestyle. From the family and adventure ready SUVs & wagons to the nimble and luxurious sedans & sportbacks. If you're looking for a performance geared car and maybe want to take the top down, look no further than Audi's collection of luxury coupes & convertibles. Audi Exchange is more than just a car dealership. We are a dedicated group of Audi enthusiasts that are truly passionate about the Audi vehicles we sell and service. Our dedication to our customer's satisfaction has helped us grow beyond just serving Highland Park, and now we are well-known and respected across the entire North Shore, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights and Chicago, IL area. In fact, no one in the Midwest sells or services more Audi vehicles than The Audi Exchange. That's why you'll find the largest Audi inventory with the best prices sold by the most knowledgeable and experienced sales and service staff near Chicago, IL.

Visit our Audi Team in Highland Park to Learn More

The Audi Exchange is proud to be a prestigious Audi dealership in Highland Park, serving Chicago and all of Illinois. We invite you to explore our website at your convenience, and to visit our dealership from your Chicagoland communities. Our dedicated customer service professionals will provide you with welcoming guidance and an abundance of information about the Audi model or used luxury car that suits your needs. Call or visit Audi Exchange in Highland Park, IL today or call us at (888)453-7195 to schedule a test drive.

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