Audi A4 2017 Buyers Guide and Review

Feb 07, 2017 06:30 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

The Audi A4 2017 has superb performance and is a joy to drive. It is also comfortable and has great tech features. It comes very highly recommended.

Pros and Features. Inside, the cabin is very cool and impeccably constructed. It also has easy-to-use and cutting edge safety and tech features.

The sedan's backseat is spacious and very comfortable. Additionally, its turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration.

Cons. There is a slight hesitation from the transmission as it is accelerating. In addition, the lack of feedback from steering limits driver involvement.

What's New? The A4 has been completely redesigned for 2017. It now has more power, improved fuel economy, and a wide array of new safety and tech features.

Models. The 2017 Audi A4 comes in three main models: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. There is also a fuel-efficient A4 Ultra which is a sub trim of the Premium and Premium Plus. The A4 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque under its hood. The A4 Ultra has a less powerful engine with only 180 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque but gets better fuel economy.

The A4 premium includes 17-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, leather upholstery, and a forward collision mitigation system. It also has a sunroof, power front seats, tri-zone climate control, and folding rear seatbacks. Additionally, its standard technology features include an infotainment system, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as a 10-speaker audio system.

The Premium Plus adds the Premium's Convenience package features plus 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, sport exterior styling elements, and front and rear parking sensors. A 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system also comes with it. Additionally, it also has a Technology package which adds rear collision mitigation, blind spot monitoring, and other tech features.

The range topper is the A4 Prestige. It comes with the Premium Plus' Technology package as well as additional interior ambient lighting, a surround-view parking camera system, and a head-up display.

Verdict. The 2017 Audi A4 is one of the best choices in the small luxury sedan class. It prioritizes comfort, safety, and has no-fuss technology features and options. This may very well be the car you are looking for.

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