2017 Audi A4

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2017 MODEL
$34,900 - $48,000 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The Audi A4 is probably the first car that comes to your mind when one speaks of an entry-level luxury sedan. The last generation of the A4 was an extremely popular sedan and it has sold in great numbers. Audi introduced the all-new generation of the A4 last year and it was indeed a great job that Audi has done with the sedan. It is sharper than before, bigger in fact and comes loaded with hi-tech features as you would expect from an Audi.

This new generation of the Audi is powered by a 2.0L, Turbocharged engine in two states of tune - a 252 hp variant and a 192 hp variant. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the power is sent to either all four wheels or just the front wheels. The price starts from $34,000 and goes all the above $50,000.

Taking up arms against the A4 is the BMW 3 series, the Lexus IS300 and the Acura TLX. The entry-level luxury sedan segment has been very competitive with even the non-luxury brands making into this segment. While all these cars match up quite well on paper, let's see how they fare against each other when it comes to real driving.

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Pros

Loaded with safety features

Turbocharged engine offers good acceleration

Interior build is impressive

Cons

Turbocharged engine requires time before it gets going

Audi A4 doesn't respond well to enthusiastic handling

What's New?

This new generation was introduced in 2016

No major changes this year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34900

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu. in.

horsepower

190 hp @ 4200 rpm

torque

236 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.3 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

186.1 in.

width

72.5 in.

height

56.2 in.

curb weight

3450 lbs.

ground clearance

6.69 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13.8 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

6.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

152 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/31/37 mpg

highway range

566.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Audi A4 in Tango Red Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Scuba Blue Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Mythos Black Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Moonlight Blue Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Monsoon Gray Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Manhattan Gray Metallic color  2017 Audi A4 in Ibis White color  2017 Audi A4 in Gotland Green Metallic color
Tango Red Metallic

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Ratings

Safety

7.2

Exterior

8.8

Engine

9.1

Interior

9.4

Fuel Economy

7.7

Features

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Driving

8.8

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium

2.0 TFSI ultra Premium

power
190 hp @ 4200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
31 combined

$34,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI ultra Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $34,900 MSRP (27/31/37) 190 hp @ 4200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium

2.0 TFSI Premium

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$37,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $37,300 MSRP (25/28/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Season of Audi Selection

2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Season of Audi Selection

power
190 hp @ 4200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
31 combined

$37,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Season of Audi Selection 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $37,850 MSRP (27/31/37) 190 hp @ 4200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus

2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus

power
190 hp @ 4200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
31 combined

$38,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $38,700 MSRP (27/31/37) 190 hp @ 4200 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro

2.0 TFSI Premium quattro

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$39,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (24/27/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual all wheel drive 5 NA
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (24/27/31) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus

2.0 TFSI Premium Plus

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$41,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $41,100 MSRP (25/28/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro Season of Audi Selection

2.0 TFSI Premium quattro Season of Audi Selection

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$42,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro Season of Audi Selection 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $42,350 MSRP (24/27/31) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$43,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $43,200 MSRP (24/27/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual all wheel drive 5 NA
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $43,200 MSRP (24/27/31) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige

2.0 TFSI Prestige

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$45,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $45,900 MSRP (25/28/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro

power
252 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$48,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $48,000 MSRP (24/27/33) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual all wheel drive 5 NA
2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $48,000 MSRP (24/27/31) 252 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 5 NA

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MPG: 21 combined

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8.5/10

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MPG: 22 combined

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8.4/10

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8.2/10

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial May 14, 2019

8.5

Overall Rating


8.4/10
Features

 

9.1/10
Engine

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.4/10
Interior

 

8.8/10
Exterior

 

7.2/10
Safety

 
 
 

This time, the A4 gets two simple engine choices- a 2.0 TFSI unit that makes 252 hp or a slightly detuned version of the same unit dubbed the 'Ultra' making around 192 hp ensuring greater fuel economy. The Ultra is pretty much the “look at me, I'm saving the planet” version while the TFSI is more like the “look at me, I should probably get fined for this” version.

2017 Audi A4 Features

8.4/10

Counting out the dreamy S4, there are three trim packages to choose from and each one is sold in FWD (Front-Wheel Drive) or Quattro AWD (All-Wheel Drive) configurations. The range starts off with the base model, the 'Premium' which is available with FWD at $34,900 and AWD at $39,400. The 'Premium Plus' with a few extra bells and whistles costs $41,100 with FWD and $43,200 with optional AWD. The top of the line model here is the 'Prestige' trim offered at $45,900 with FWD and at $48,000 with optional AWD.

Trim Premium Premium Plus Prestige
MSRP (FWD) $34,900 $41,100 $45,900
MSRP (AWD) $39,400 $43,200 $48,000
Standard Features
  • 7-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights
  • forward collision mitigation system
  • adjustable drive settings (Audi's Drive Select)
  • sunroof
  • auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • leather upholstery
  • power front seats
  • tri-zone climate control
  • folding rear seatbacks
  • 17-inch wheels
  • automatic xenon headlights
  • a forward collision mitigation system
  • adjustable drive settings (Audi's Drive Select)
  • sunroof
  • auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • leather upholstery
  • power front seats
  • tri-zone climate control
  • folding rear seatbacks
  • Technology package as well as a head-up display
  • additional interior ambient lighting
  • a surround-view parking camera system
  • HD radio

What we recommend

On thorough examination, you'll find that the top model Prestige only has a few extra features that the Premium Plus doesn't have. So keeping in mind the higher starting price of the 330i (around 38k) and the number of features offered, it makes sense to drop your dough on the Premium Plus instead of the Prestige trim. Needless to say, the AWD Quattro system is the way to go no matter which trim you choose due to its excellent driving dynamics and endless amounts of grip.

2017 Audi A4 Engine

9.1/10
The 2017 Audi A4 is focused more on comfort than sportiness. However, it still delivers precise steering, agile handling, and a composed ride on winding roads. -cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

Audi A 4 Engine bay
 

The engine used in the new A4 is the familiar 2-liter unit also found in cars like the A6, Q5 and the delicious TT so you don't ever have to doubt the performance nor the efficiency of this motor. The engine delivers power linearly all the way along with the rev range. However, throttle response is a little lethargic at the lower end. The only difference from the previous gen is that you now get a detuned version of this unit called the 'Ultra' though we can't figure out who'd choose a few more MPGs over 252 horses(Oh wait, not every Audi buyer is a petrol head… we sincerely apologize). The detuned engine could feel underpowered under hard acceleration on highway speeds. 

Model Audi A4 Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura TLX technology package BMW 330i Sedan
Starting MSRP $34,900 $40,200 $39,500 $38,745
Engine Type 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder 3.5L 6cyl 3.5L 6cyl 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
Power (hp) 190 hp 255 hp 290 hp 248 hp
Torque (lb-ft) 236 lb-ft 236 lb-ft 267 lb-ft 258 lb-ft

The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the gearbox is really smooth and responsive. There are different driving modes to optimize how exactly you want to the gearbox and the engine to behave.  The IS300 and the TLX also make more horses than the A4. The lower spec variant of the 2.0L engine is the least powerful in the competition but the higher spec variant matches up with its competitors quite well.

Acceleration

From a standstill, Audi claims the A4 sprints to 60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds and the quarter mile is devoured in just 14.0 seconds with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and the 2.0L, 252 hp engine configuration, making it the second quickest car in its class. Audi has a tendency to understate their performance figures and in the real world, it would actually perform a few tenths of a second quicker. Here is a detailed look into the acceleration figures of the Audi in comparison to its rivals:

Model Audi A4 Premium AWD Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura TLX technology package BMW 330i Sedan
0-60 MPH 5.7 sec 8.3 6.0 seconds 5.5 sec
Quarter Mile 14.0 sec 16.2 13.9 14.2 sec
Engine Displacement 2.0L 3.5L 3.5L 2.0L

The closest rival to the A4 in terms of acceleration is the 330i that finishes the quarter mile in just 14.2 seconds and reaches 60MPH from a standstill in just 5.5 seconds. The Japanese are pushed to the back of the pack in spite of having quite a competitive power and torque figures. All these cars weight relatively the same too.

Handling

The FWD powertrain handles like a proper hot hatch on corners and makes you feel like the boot doesn't actually exist. It gives a certain assurance that you can tackle any corner at high speeds that should ideally scare you in other cars. Think of it as a less powerful S3. If you take the Ultra 4 banger, then think of it as very underpowered S3. Audi has got the right balance between comfortable cruising and sporty handling for a class in this segment.

Audi A4 Ride and Handling

The car soaks up bumps very generously and yet handles like a sports sedan around tight corners. The steering is also adequately precise and weighs up perfectly at higher speeds. In fact, the A4 feels more stable as you go higher up the speedometer. However, at the end of the day, it handles like any mature Audi with forgivable amounts of understeer. The legendary Quattro AWD is the way to go as it gives you endless amounts of grip for a few more bucks regardless of which trim you choose.

Braking

The A4 comes to a complete stop from 60 MPH in 126 ft. which means it takes more distance to stop than all the other cars here. The brakes, both front, and rear are relatively small discs, which underperform even though the A4 is quite light.

 

Model Audi A4 Premium AWD Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura TLX technology package BMW 330i Sedan
Front Brake Rotor Diam*Thickness (in) 12.4 13.2 12.6 12.3
Rear Brake Rotor Diam*Thickness (in) 11.8 12.2 12.2 11.8
60-0 MPH (feet) 126 125 118 123

Even the bulky IS300 comes to a complete stop in 125 ft. so it gets you thinking why the Audi performs poorly here despite being lighter than all the other cars. Somehow, none of these cars perform nicely in the speed shedding department, except TLX. That one is just above average.

2017 Audi A4 Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The Audi 2-liter mill gives excellent MPG figures as this unit was perfected in almost all the other cars from Audi at one point of time or the other. The 252 hp unit in question here gives a combined fuel economy figure of 31 MPG which means that you get around 27 MPG in the city and a whopping 37 MPG on the highway.

Model Audi A4 Premium AWD Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura tlx technology package BMW 330i Sedan
City (MPG) 27 21 20 23
Highway (MPG) 37 19 32 34
Combined (MPG) 31 26 24 27

In conclusion, the A4 is more fuel efficient than all the other cars in this segment even in its most performance-oriented form.

2017 Audi A4 Interior

9.4/10
The subdued cockpit makes the A4's digital displays stand out in even higher contrast: on most models, a wide, high-resolution display switches dynamically from navigation to instrumentation while a center panel follows duplicates and augments that information. It's Boeing-grade interfaces, drilled down to the mainstream sport sedan realm. -The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

In traditional Audi fashion, the passengers are invited into a beautiful lounge full of sumptuous leather and wood trim garnished with an excellent choice of materials and perfect stitching. It simply is one of the best interiors in the business. There are few hard plastics along the footwell and a few other places but it's within forgivable limits. Both the driver and the passenger get a rather futuristic view in the front due to the driver info system and infotainment screen while the passengers in the rear can enjoy tons of space and support from the seats.

Audi a 4 interior

It should also be mentioned that heated seats may be added to the list of amenities in the interior with a few more bucks in both the Premium and Premium Plus. We find that the A4 is unparalleled in terms of the amount of legroom offered which is crucial in a luxury saloon like this one. The space in the back seats may be a little cramped for tall passengers. 

Model Audi A4 Premium AWD Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura tlx technology package BMW 330i Sedan
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.2 37.2 40.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 44.8 42.6 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 57.5 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.9 36.7 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7  32.2 34.5 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 53.4 55.4 55.1

Interior Features

The Audi A4 comes equipped with the following features :

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play
  • 12.3-inch infotainment screen
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking camera
  • Full parking aids
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless entry
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Keyless start
  • Heated seats (optional)
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Power steering
  • Heads-up display
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system

Infotainment System

One thing that Audi truly excels in is making driver-focused infotainment systems that truly redefine tech available in cars. So just like the new R8, you are greeted by the Audi Virtual Cockpit system as soon as you hop into the driver's seat of the new A4. This gorgeous screen behind the steering wheel is absolutely space-age technology that can show everything you'd ever want to see in an instrument cluster of a car. The graphics are spot on and the interface is very easy. The MMI system in the infotainment screen is also very slick and easy to use via a rotary knob on the center console. 

Audi A4 infotainment

The dashboard is beautifully sculpted and has a way of making you feel like it's a single, symmetrical piece though it isn't. Since the foldable infotainment screen takes care of all the audio/video and navigation, most of the unnecessary buttons in the center console have been eliminated. Apple Car Play and Android Auto come as standard along with Bluetooth so the mobile connectivity aspect of this car has been well taken care of.

Cargo Volume

For a car of its size, the A4 has plenty of boot space to load up all sorts of things - 13 cu.ft of things to be precise which is more than what the 330i offers but lesser than the IS300 and the TLX, but they're both fatsos so let's not take that into consideration. Here is how the A4's cargo space measures up against the competition:

Model 2017 Audi A4 Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura tlx technology package  BMW 330i Sedan
Trunk Volume (ft3) 13.0 13.8 14.3 13.0

Audi A4 Cargo Capacity 

2017 Audi A4 Exterior

8.8/10
The new A4 is a looker, but not visually revolutionary.  Even though the automaker has carried forward the same basic shape, it has sharpened the creases, tightened the lines, and added a subtle aggressiveness that removes any femininity that was still remaining with the last redesign. -Forbes

Dimensions and Weight

Most people would call the new A4 more understated in terms of design than its predecessors but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The subtle design is a sort of trick that makes the car look sensible enough to hide its inner hooligan and that clearly means this Audi is a sleeper. And you know how we petrolheads love sleepers right?

Subtle or not, the new A4 is still a pretty thing to look at and it's more mature design language really starts to grow on you after a while. All the body panels are completely new, the lines are sharper and the car looks more chiseled than ever before. The sleek headlamps and the tail lamps add that last bit of oomph which really makes the car a handsome looker.

2017 Audi A4 side profile 2017 Audi A4 left side

Overall length is almost the same at 186.1 inches but the chassis is actually much lighter than previous models due to which the A4 tips the scales at just 3186 lbs. Hence, it isn't a surprise that the lightest car here happens to be the best performer in its class.

Model Audi A4 Premium AWD Lexus IS300 Sedan Acura tlx technology package BMW 330i Sedan
Length (in) 186.1 184.3 190.3 182.5
Width (in) 186.1 71.3 73.0 182.5
Height (in) 72.5 56.3 57.0 71.3
Wheelbase (in) 56.2 110.2 109.3 56.3
Ground Clearance (inch.) 6.29 5.1 5.9 6.18
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3737 3640 3595
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9  60.4 62.8 60.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 61.0 63.1 61.9

Exterior Features

The understated Audi comes loaded with the following features :

  • LED High beam assist (optional)
  • Black Optic package (optional)
  • Xenon Plus headlights
  • Sunroof with sunshade, power tilt, and slide features
  • Horizontal single frame chrome grill
  • LED Taillamp
  • S-line package (optional)
  • Chrome tip exhausts
  • Hands-free liftgate (optional)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Rectangular fog lights
  • 17-inch rims
  • Door mirror housing-body colored
  • S-line logos (optional)
  • Rear spoiler (optional)

 

2017 Audi A4 Safety

7.2/10

Audi has been one of the pioneers in the German auto industry mostly because of the number of tech advancements they have brought to the industry with a view to make their cars safer than they were.

Audi A4 Safety Net

The standard safety feature include:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • All-round disc brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • 5 standard airbags
  • Optional rear side air bag
  • Brake assist
  • Optional blind-spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning.
  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors
  • Child safety locks
  • Lane keeping assist (optional)
  • Cross-traffic alert (optional)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Anti-theft alarm

A4 is designed to make you feel more protected than almost any other sedan in the business. IIHS has given the Audi A4 'Superior' rating for crash avoidance and mitigation and 'Good' rating for all parameters of crashworthiness. NHTSA has given the car an overall '5 Star' rating with 4 stars for front diver and passenger protection and 5 stars for side impact and rollover protection. The ratings themselves speak about how safe this car and you can definitely have your peace of mind and comfortably haul your family around.

2017 Audi A4 Competition

Audi A4 vs Lexus IS300

While your favorite Beemers and Audis in this segment are running behind subtlety and maturity, Lexus threw all that out the window. It is unapologetically wild both inside and out making it more intriguing among run of the mill sedans.

The interior is extremely comfortable and never ceases to amaze you with its whacky, creative shapes and contrasting materials used everywhere. The ride is sportier than the A4 and the optional F-sport package even has bucket seats. In conclusion, if you feel that the A4 is too sober and the 330i too sensible, then this is the car for you.

Audi A4 vs Acura TLX

Although the TLX is based on the Honda Accord, the folks at Acura wanted no apparent connection to its boring sibling and wanted their baby to be a more driver-focused car. This is seen in its stiffened up the suspension, sportier ride, twin chrome exhausts and the glorious growl it gives in 'sport+' mode all reminiscent of Acura sports cars of the 90's.

The interior is probably the only thing that would drive customers away from the TLX as everything inside from the dash to the seats have one thing written all over it- Honda. Under the hood, there's a 3.5 liter V6 making a whopping 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque which means it's as fast as it looks. If you're a JDM fanboy forced into family life, then this is the car that can give you around 70% of the driving goodness of a Type R.

Audi A4 vs BMW 330i

Since 1975, the 3 Series has been everything an enthusiast wanted their sedan to be. It was fast, had telepathic handling and a phenomenal ride. The interior may not be as technologically advanced as an A4 but it is loaded with a list of useful features.

It isn't the quickest sedan in the game anymore but there's no denying that the 330i is fast enough to put a wide smile on your face during your daily commute. Under the hood, there's a simple 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder and you can also order one of these with a 3 liter 6 cylinder. If sheer horsepower ranks slightly lower than sublime handling in your list of priorities, you'll love the 3 series. 

2017 Audi A4 Final Verdict

The Audi A4 has always been at the top of the entry-level luxury sedan game and just when the car was starting to age a little, Audi brought in the new facelift last year and made is relevant once again. The A4 looks sharp and better than ever before, its interiors are absolutely top-notch and probably the best in class. The car has improved dynamics and drivers like you'd expect an Audi to drive. The engine has adequate grunt and the ride is comfortable, yet sporty when you demand it to be.

The A4 is very well rounded package and it will do most things you will ever ask it to do. The best part is that its starting price is significantly lesser than its rivals and yet it comes loaded with plenty standard features. The A4 is our pick in the competition and so should be yours