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2017 Audi A4

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2017 2.0T ultra Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $34,900
2017 2.0T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $37,300
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Overview

Audi's senior compact sedan, the A4 continues its tradition of understated luxury, bullet-proof quality, and athletic road manners. Although the A4 has received a thorough redo, its respected character remains the same.

What's New for 2017

The A4 has been completely redesigned.

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Choosing Your Audi A4

The A4 has long been known (and liked) for its no-nonsense, button-down appearance, a theme that carries into this newest generation. It's more aerodynamic than before and slightly larger, with increased interior room in all dimensions, and yet weight is down a tad.

The sole engine remains a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder, now with a hearty 248 horsepower. A seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission comes standard, and Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system is available on all models.

Like most Audi's, the A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels:

Audi A4

Premium

Comes fully equipped with leather upholstery, power front seats, a sunroof, a rearview camera, tri-zone climate control, aluminum interior trim, a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio, and 17-inch wheels (18s available). The collision mitigation system (known as Pre Sense) tightens seatbelts and closes all windows if a front impact is imminent. The optional Convenience package adds driver memory, keyless ignition and access, and heated side mirrors. There's also a Navigation Plus package with a navigation system, HD radio, and Bluetooth audio. For a more aggressive feel, you can add the Sport package with a firmer suspension, sport seats, and a black headliner. Heated front seats are a standalone option.

Audi A4

Premium Plus

Gets the contents of the Premium's Convenience package as standard, plus heated front seats and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The available Technology package provides everything in the Premium's Navigation Plus package, as well as a driver-facing display screen with full instrumentation, blind spot monitoring, and Pre Sense for rear collisions. A Cold Weather package adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The Sport package continues as an option.

Audi A4

Prestige

Builds on the Premium Plus with its Technology package features and 18-inch wheels as standard. The Cold Weather and Sport packages remain optional. Available only on the Prestige is a Driver Assistance package with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams. There's also a Warm Weather package featuring ventilated front seats and rear sunshades. The Prestige is also eligible for an adaptive sport suspension.

Options on all models are wood interior trim and rear side airbags.

CarsDirect Tip

The Premium carries more convenience features this year, so we consider the A4 to be a properly equipped luxury car from the start. If you're shopping on the higher end of the line, the Prestige's excellent adaptive suspension is a bargain at $1,000.

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For the past year or so, Audi has been working on its image. No, we don’t mean recovering from the dieselgate scandal. Instead, we’re talking about spreading its new design language across its entire lineup. For the 2017 model year, the German automaker has added the A4 to the list of redesigned vehicles that boast the new look.

We spent some time behind the wheel of the 2017 Audi A4, and the summary of our experience follows.

Pricing and Equipment

The 2017 A4 is one of the more-affordable compact luxury cars on the market today, and like most of the Audi lineup, it offers huge value when compared to its competitors. The new A4 starts from $38,250 (destination charges included) in its Premium trim level with front-wheel drive—yes, the A4 is one of the few Audis that doesn’t come standard with all-wheel drive—and adding Quattro all-wheel drive bumps the base price to $40,350 with destination fee.

At this starting price, the A4 comes with a respectable line of equipment, including:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • LED running lights
  • Frontal collision mitigation with auto braking
  • Leather upholstery
  • 10-speaker audio system

For buyers in need of more premium features, there are two higher trims—Premium Plus and Prestige—both of which come in either front- or all-wheel drive.

Performance Pros

Audi A4

The A4 only has a single engine and transmission option—a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission—but it is plenty to get this small sedan up and moving nicely. We also found that its updated chassis and available adaptive suspension give plenty of stability in the corners without compromising ride.

  • 249 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque are plenty
  • Suspension is turned almost perfectly
  • Standard dual-clutch transmission is glorious
  • All this and still 28 mpg combined

Performance Cons

In a class of mostly rear-wheel-drive sedans, the A4’s front-drive setup takes away a bit of the fun in the corners. We also found its lack of powertrain options a tad boring, but that should change with the upcoming S4.

  • Would feel so much more fun with a rear-drive setup
  • Lacking powertrain options
  • Dieselgate scandal has squashed the TDI, for now

Interior Pros

Audi A4

The A4’s cabin is, as usual, simple and refined with very little that grabs your attention. There is, however, the optional Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is essentially a 12.3-inch screen that replaces the analog gauges. This system is crisp, innovative, and entertaining to play with.

  • Clean lines make the A4's cabin a great spot
  • Audio Virtual Cockpit is a touch of the future in an otherwise here-and-now cabin
  • Rear seats can handle six-footers, no problem
  • Great attention to detail

The Most Pleasant Surprise

There is a lot that we loved about the 2017 Audi A4, but the one area it blew us away with was performance. Sure, Audi is known for delivering ample performance, but the 2-liter turbocharged engine rockets the sedan to 60 mph in little as 5.6 seconds, besting previous high-performance S4 variants.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

We understand that Audi prefers to go with a timeless look as opposed to selling the farm and completely overhauling its models. This is evident in the A4 as it looks fresh but retains the same timeless style as before. It is about time Audi shifts away from this cautious styling, though, and finally releases a drool-inducing sedan.

The Bottom Line

Sure, its styling is still a bit staid, but in every other way the 2017 A4 is a homerun. It’s fully loaded with all the latest gadgets, its performance is top notch, and its safety ratings are as good as ever. What’s more, it presents an amazing value next to the Mercedes-Benz C300 and the BMW 328.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 190 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: S tronic 7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 37 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 190 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 37 / 32 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$58
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
186.1 "
Exterior Width
72.5 "
Exterior Height
56.2 " / 55.3 "
Front Headroom
38.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,450 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Colored W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 14 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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