Mid-size sedan shoppers can, and often do, purchase loaded-to-the-roof Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, Ford Fusions, et al, and shell out plenty of currency for their selections. But for not a huge budget stretch, these same folks could be riding high in an entry-luxury model like the 2017 Audi A4.
The A4 and its peers aren’t necessarily the smallest and/or least expensive models in their respective lineups (for example, the A3 is Audi’s budget minder). They are, however, considered gateways to bigger and pricier rides and are frequently referred to “sport sedans,” either by the automakers’ marketing departments or by their owners.
The latest A4 combines handsome and sporty into one tidy package. The car’s sheetmetal comes in for modest revisions, compared to the 2016 edition, and overall dimensions have increased slightly. Still, the A4’s slightly more aggressive grille and nose, larger headlight pods (with optional LEDs) and new LED taillights help paint a prettier picture of an already attractive design. The A4’s interior appointments don’t quite match the attractive exterior.