Precise styling; fresh technology; adult-friendly space in the back; ride quality; cabin
Not the sharpest handling of the class.
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As worthy as the A4 Ultra might be in the fuel consumption department, this is a luxury car and ought to have an appropriate amount of muscle. The regular A4 in Premium Plus trim with all-wheel drive and the Technology package strikes a reasonable compromise between cost and kit. Find an Audi A4 for sale
The 2017 Audi A4 2.0T comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. The lower-powered A4 Ultra is available in Premium and Premium Plus trims only.
Premium ($35,850) starts out with 17-in alloy wheels, push-button start, sunroof, leather seating surfaces, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front seats (plus 4-way lumbar adjustment in the driver's seat), tilt/telescope steering wheel, power windows, ambient LED cabin lighting, drive mode selection, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, self-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, 7-in display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, two SD card slots, and a 10-speaker sound system.
This trim level is eligible for heated front seats and the optional Convenience package that bundles together memory settings for the driver's seat, satellite radio and self-dimming/power-folding side mirrors.
Premium Plus ($42,050) has all the above as standard, plus LED headlights, keyless entry/ignition with hands-free trunk lid release, Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker/755-watt "3D" sound system, parking sensors at both ends, and 18-in alloy wheels.
At this point in the pecking order, the Technology package may be selected, bringing the Virtual Cockpit -- a configurable 12.3-in display taking the place of the conventional dials, navigation, 8.3-inch upgraded center screen, voice control/handwriting recognition, Wi-Fi, blind spot monitoring and rear collision mitigation.
Prestige ($46,850) incorporates the Technology package's equipment then adds a 360-degree camera system, HD radio and a head-up display.
Other options include heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, rear side airbags, summer tires, adaptive air suspension and (naturally) all-wheel drive.
Trunk space is 13 cu ft. The A4's compatriots offer the same amount, which is good for about three sets of golf clubs.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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