2017 Audi A4 Review

The 2017 Audi A4 has been completely redesigned for this years model. It comes with a horde of new tech features as well as having loads of space for the driver and passengers with seating for up to 5 people.

The A4 comes as either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and uses a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for the base model that delivers 252 horsepower. A V6 engine is available on the sports orientated models, the S4 Saloon and S4 Avant. The base model has plenty of power for most driving situations. The base engine has a fuel economy of 25/33 for city/hwy and the V6 gets 24/31 for city/hwy.

The interior of the A4 looks elegant and posh and the 2017 A4 ranks at the top of the luxury car class. It mixes elegance, comfort and performance in a way that no other rival has.

Specs

Reviewers say the Audi A4 is composed and comfortable. You’ll be able to take it on long trips without feeling fatigued. The 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine has a good deal of grunt to it and feels athletic but it’s still behind some of its rivals in power. The A4 engine delivers 252 horsepower.

The S4, however, uses a performance engine and can really move fast. The S4 has a top speed of 155 mph and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The S4 uses a 3.0 liter V6 engine that delivers 354 horsepower with 325 lb.ft. of torque.

As for fuel economy the base A4 engine gets 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The sportier S4 models get a respectable 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

“And although we wish the 354-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 for the forthcoming S4 model would just get here already, the 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder here in the 2017 Audi A4 is a welcome consolation. It pulls hard and responds quickly in concert with its slick seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. Excitement definitely dies off in the upper reaches of the rpm range, but the four-banger sounds surprisingly spirited getting there. Nevertheless, we still think the 240-hp turbo four from BMW is superior, despite how far the driving enjoyment of 3 Series has fallen in recent years.” – Automobile Magazine

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Interior

While the 2017 Audi A4 has undergone many changes it’s still just as luxurious as before. The interior looks elegant and is up their with the finest luxury cars on the market. The seats come with leather upholstery as standard and feel very comfortable and roomy. The driver has good visibility all around and the rear seats are also extremely comfortable.

The A4 comes with tri-zone automatic climate control and a powered sunroof. A USB port also comes as standard, as does the MMI infotainment system. Some optional upgrades are the 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen surround-sound audio system, satellite radio and Audi Connect with Wi-Fi.

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Price

The 2017 Audi A4 comes in 5 different trims, including two S4 variants. The starting price for the base model is $37,300. This is a little higher than average for this class but still lower than the BMW 4-Series. If you opt for the all-wheel drive version you’ll be paying an extra $2,100. A cold weather package is available for $500 and includes heated seats and heated steering wheel.

Alternatives

As mentioned the 2017 Audi A4 scores higher than all of its rivals for performance, interior styling and safety. Some other alternatives you may want to consider are the 2016 BMW 4-Series and 2-Series, the Audi A3 or the 2016 Lexus IS.