The 2007 Audi A4 offers good performance and excellent handling, which appeals to most drivers looking at this class of car. Although it doesn't offer quite as much power as the BMW 3 Series, it costs less. It also boasts excellent safety features and a comfortable ride that makes it enjoyable even on bumpy roads.
Overall, this great vehicle comes at a fair price and deserves consideration.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon, convertible
Engines: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, 3.2-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed automatic, six-speed manual, continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
Models: Audi A4 2.0T, Audi A4 2.0T Quattro, Audi A4 3.2, Audi A4 3.2 Quattro, Audi A4 2.0T Avant Quattro, Audi A4 3.2 Avant Quattro
The 2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet body shows off a refreshed look that makes it seem more like the wagon and sedan versions. It also features a new top that reduces noise.
The 2007 A4 gains a new audio system that plays MP3s and CDs. The 3.2 now comes with a standard sunroof and paddle shifters. The 2.0T features a four-spoke steering wheel.
Audi also drops several features, including the 2.0T's heated rear seats and driver memory. The company no longer offers its free maintenance program, and Sirius provides the only satellite radio option.
The 2007 Audi A4 comes in three body style options: sedan, wagon, and convertible. None of these styles offers much in the way of flash, but they do maintain a consistent aesthetic that honors function and form without looking ostentatious.
The interior projects class. It employs finely crafted elements that honor the legacy Audi has built over the past several decades. It features intuitive controls that let drivers activate features without looking away from the road. The 2007 Audi A4 also provides comfortable seating that offers support on long trips.
The specific interior features depend on whether you choose the 2.0T or the 3.2 model. The 2.0T comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a stereo system with a six-CD changer, and a power driver's seat. The 3.2 adds leather seating and real wood accents that make the interior look even classier.
Audi offers several packages that include optional features. The Convenience package, for instance, adds a trip computer, auto-dimming mirrors, and a power passenger seat. Other upgrades come a la carte, including a Bose stereo and a navigation system.
Performance & Handling
Depending on which trim level you choose, the 2007 Audi A4 either uses a two-liter, turbocharged inline-four or a 3.2-liter V-6. The 2.0T engine pumps out a respectable 200 hp, but it only offers 207 lb-ft of torque, which makes it a little sluggish at takeoff. The slight torque, however, doesn’t affect the drive once you get the car moving. Once she reaches 2500 rpm, the two-liter A4 model goes head to head with any car in its class.
The 3.2 model offers 255 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The engine's heavier weight, however, prevents this extra power from adding much to the A4's performance. Still, the vehicle gets good fuel economy, which deters complaints.
The 2007 Audi A4 offers expert handling. It has responsive steering that makes it a breeze to switch lanes in traffic and pass slowpokes on the highway. The A4 also has a reliable suspension that eliminates annoying bumps in the road. This makes it comfortable for short commutes and day-long road trips.
The A4's all-wheel drive gives it an excellent grip on most roads. While it lacks the torque of other cars in its class, this feature makes up for that small problem in many ways.
If you can think of a modern safety feature, then you can probably find it in the 2007 Audi A4. The A4 comes standard with a long list of features, including anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, stability control, full-length side curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side airbags.
A few optional safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system and rear seat-mounted side airbags.
When it comes to crash tests, the 2007 Audi A4 performs very well. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2007 A4 a ?good"" rating (the best) in side-impact and frontal-offset tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the A4 five out of five stars for side-impact tests. The A4 earns four stars in frontal crashes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A4 2.0T: 21/31 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 2.02 Quattro: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 3.2: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 3.2 Quattro: 17/25 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 2.0T Avant Quattro: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Audi A4 3.2 Avant Quattro: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- Agile handling
- Good safety features and crash test scores
- All-wheel drive available
- Quality interior
You Won't Like
- Cramped rear seat
- Two-liter engine lacks torque
Lacks the torque of many luxury cars, but all-wheel drive and other features make it an excellent choice for the price.
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