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Audi A4: Reviews, Photos, and More | CarMax

For years, the Audi A4 has been one of the most well-loved vehicles in the luxury sedan category. Offering powerful performance, timeless styling, and impressive tech features, the Audi A4 is a stellar choice. It’s also a great option for those who want a sedan that performs at the highest level. In this Audi A4 review, we'll detail the specs and features you need to know:

Reasons to Buy

1. Powerful Engine Options

Depending on the year model and trim that you choose, the Audi A4 comes equipped with a number of different engines, each one offering an impressive amount of power. For example, even the base model of the 2014 Audi A4 comes with a 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged and direct-injected, four-cylinder engine that provides 220 hp. If you skip ahead to the 2017-year model, you'll get an engine that provides 252 hp. Meanwhile, the 2018 Audi A4 comes available in a premium S4 trim that is equipped with a 354 hp 3.0L supercharged V6 engine.

2. Cool Tech Features

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In the modern era, luxury and technology go hand in hand. Thankfully, the Audi A4 certainly doesn't skimp on tech features, offering a wide range of features designed to make your drive more convenient and enjoyable. If you choose the Premium Plus trim of 2017 Audi A4, you'll be getting features such as remote start and keyless entry, a Bang & Olufsen® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, driver seat memory, and more. Meanwhile, the higher end Prestige trim offers features such as an Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD fully digital instrument cluster), MMI® navigation plus with voice control system, adaptive damping suspension, and more.

3. Luxurious Styling

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The Audi A4 truly stands out from the crowd. A luxury sedan needs to perform at a high level, but it also needs to look the part. When it comes to aesthetics and styling, the Audi A4 is second to none. Even if you choose to purchase an Audi A4 used from the vehicle's fourth generation (2008-2016), you can still look forward to styling that is sleek and modern.

4. Superb Handling

The Audi A4 certainly offers plenty of power across all the various engines and year models. However, lots of power does not always equate to smooth handling. In the case of the Audi A4, though, power and handling go hand in hand. The Audi A4 is a real pleasure to drive, whether you're winding around turns on a curvy road or accelerating down the interstate. The Audi A4 handles and drives like a dream.

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When you purchase an Audi A4, you'll have plenty of options to customize your vehicle to your taste, ranging from the engine that you choose, the interior that you choose, the various colors that are available, a number of tech packages to choose from, and more. This wide range of options makes it much easier to find the perfect vehicle for you.

What You Need to Know

Audi A4 Average CarMax Prices1

  • 2014-2016: Average prices less than $22,500.
  • 2017: Average CarMax prices less than $30,000.

2017 Audi A4 Models & Trim Levels

The 2017 Audi A4 comes in three different trim levels. These trim levels are:

  • Premium - The Premium trim is the base level trim of the 2017 Audi A4. For a base trim, though, it comes with plenty of exciting features including a five-inch monochrome driver information system, a 10-speaker audio system, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and much more!
  • Premium Plus - The Premium Plus trim of the 2017 Audi A4 offers everything found on the Premium trim as well as a Bang & Olufsen® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, driver seat memory, heated front seats, full LED headlights, and more!
  • Prestige - The Prestige trim of the 2017 Audi A4 offers everything found on the Premium Plus trim as well as an Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD fully digital instrument cluster), natural gray oak wood inlays, rear cross-traffic alert, parking system plus with top-view camera system, and more!

Audi A4 Interior and Exterior

Audi A4 Seating Capacity

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The Audi A4 is a sedan with seating for five passengers.

Audi A4 Cargo Space

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The 2017 Audi A4 offers 13.0 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk of the vehicle.

Audi A4 Colors

The 2017 Audi A4 comes in thirteen color options, including:

  • Argus Brown Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • Cuvée Silver Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Gotland Green Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Scuba Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Audi A4 Engine & Transmission

The 2017 Audi A4 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that is rated for 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.


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Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.6 (191 Reviews)2

  • Pros: Ride and Handling, Power, Styling
  • Cons: Cost to Maintain, Fuel Economy

"Luxury at its finest! Everything about this car is top notch. Five stars in all aspects."

- 2015 Audi A4 Owner

"My 2012 Audi A4 Quattro Premium Plus is awesome! I've owned several cars and this one takes the cake in every aspect. The Audi A4 wins every time and I'm confident it's because of the eight-speed transmission, and increased torque. Definitely an awesome car!"

- 2012 Audi A4 Owner

Audi A4 Rankings

  • 6th - Best Luxury Sedans (2018)
  • 9th- Top Luxury Cars (2016)

Click here for a full list of Audi A4 rankings.

What's New For 2018?

For the 2018 Audi A4, heated seats and exterior accents come standard on all trims. The Premium Plus trim of the 2018 Audi A4 comes with Audi Side Assist and Pre-Sense rear features. The Prestige trim of the 2018 Audi A4 now comes with lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and traffic-sign-recognition technology. Audi also added a premium, A4 trim to the 2018 Audi A4 which comes equipped with a more powerful, 3.0L supercharged V6 engine.

The Bottom Line

The Audi A4 is a top-of-the-line vehicle, offering impressive styling, exhilarating performance, and notable tech features. If you are looking for a true luxury sedan, the Audi A4 is an excellent vehicle to consider.

1Based on CarMax average prices between April 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2 Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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