2017 Audi A4

Buyer's Guide

Though it may look like a facelift, the 2017 Audi A4 is all-new from the tires up, and ready to take on the just-refreshed competition from Germany, England, Japan, and America.

Audi has paid particular attention to improving efficiency with the A4. A move to the new MLB EVO allows the A4 to grow in all dimensions while weighing less than the outgoing car. While aluminum and ultra high-strength steels are used throughout the A4’s design, magnesium has also been used in key components. New headlamps and tail lights – available in full LED configurations – give the A4 a sharp-edged look, but its 0.23 drag coefficient rating is among the best in the world.

There’s no shortage of gizmos and gadgetry with the A4, much of which can be found inside the cabin. The instrument cluster is the same Virtual Cockpit layout that first debuted in the TT, offering a completely reconfigurable display with jaw-dropping graphics. A secondary 7.0- or 8.3-inch display is embedded in the centre console and is controlled by Audi’s MMI system, which has been enhanced to respond to tablet-style inputs like swiping and pinching. Android Auto and Apple Car Play come standard, naturally, the perfect interface for the new optional 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen 3D Sound audio system.

The tech barrage doesn’t stop there. Where equipped, the A4’s Traffic Congestion Assistant can semi-autonomously drive the car at speeds of up to 60 km/h, while the enhanced Pre-Sense City emergency autonomous braking system keeps a watchful eye out for pedestrians and vehicles at a distance of up to 100 metres at speeds of up to 85 km/h. There’s even a new and enhanced cross-traffic alert system which warns occupants of passing bicyclists and vehicles before exiting the car.

The new A4 is offered with two powertrains. Front-drive models feature a 2.0-litre direct-injected four-cylinder turbo that develops 190 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, which is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds. Opt for Audi’s legendary Quattro all-wheel drive, and the output jumps to 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. With this increase in power, the A4’s 0-100 time dips to just six seconds flat. Both transmissions mate to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission for quick shifts and maximum efficiency.

Regarding equipment, the A4 has all of the bases covered – genuine leather upholstery, heated seats, a power sunroof, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps and wipers, smartphone integration, and full power front seats with lumbar support are included in the base $38,500 pricetag. The only item missing is a reverse camera, which comes standard on the Progressiv trim level, which bundles the bigger 8.3-inch display, 18-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, and a few other luxuries for $42,300.

All-wheel drive Quattro models start at $43,200 for the base Komfort, with the Progressiv selling for $47,000. The range-topping Technik, which comes with parking sensors, 360-degree parking camera, and blind spot monitoring, sells for $50,600.

Expect to see the high-performance S4 and crossover-wagon Allroad on dealer lots next year.

2017 Audi A4 Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $38,500 MSRP
7.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
190 hp @4200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak $38,500 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak 190 hp @4200 rpm 236 ft-lb @1450 rpm 7-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro $41,600 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Man Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak $42,300 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak 190 hp @4200 rpm 236 ft-lb @1450 rpm 7-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv FrontTrak
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro $43,200 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Komfort quattro
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro $45,400 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Man Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro $47,000 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Progressiv quattro
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro $49,000 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro
4dr Sdn Man Technik quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro $50,600 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro 252 hp @5600 rpm 273 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro 186.1" 72.5" 56.2" 111"
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro
4dr Sdn Auto Technik quattro

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Audi / A4

Average Rating

2005 Audi A4

Trim: Avant
by BigJim on 10-11-2012
Nice Wagon ... for Two
I owned a 2005 Audi A4 Avant for a year. We went from a BMW 3 series to the Audi Wagon because we were expecting our first and were looking for a little more space. We were pleasantly surprised at how well the wagon performed in both the summer & winter. It was great when it was just two of us, but when we added one more to the mix, it was very cramped. We do a lot of weekend and long haul trips and even though we liked the wagon, it was a liitle too small for all our bags + the baby gear. Sure we could have bought a box for the roof, but opted for an SUV instead.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
4/5
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2005 Audi A4

Trim: 2.0i
by allenwales on 10-11-2012
My second Audi A4 - I love this design
The A4 is a classic car design for me. I loved the speed, comfort, luxury, had no real issues on reliability in the 4yrs I owned this car. The only complaints were minor, very little legroom in the rear, first gear in automatic often felt jump out of sport mode for me. The interior of Audi's is second to none in same class I think, this car really was a pleasure to drive to work every morning.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2013 Audi A4

by SixtySix on 10-11-2012
audi a4
not too bad not too good but better than any other car available on the market today but not so much better too
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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