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2007 Audi A4

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2007 Audi A4 Review

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With so much to love about Audi's A4, it's hard to find a reason not to own one. From a driving enthusiast's point of view, the A4's quattro all-wheel drive and energetic turbocharged four-cylinder engine make it the ideal car, while young status seekers crave it for its upscale pedigree and reasonably affordable price. Audi even nails the little things many of its competitors overlook, such as providing the front passenger's seat with the same creature comforts as afforded the driver's seat and backlighting every switch and control regardless of importance. If it weren't for the A4's somewhat cramped rear quarters, we'd almost be tempted to call it the perfect sedan.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the idea of paying thousands less for a European sports sedan that is as frugal with fuel as it is quick off the line, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better choice than the A4. Optional quattro all-wheel drive is a bonus for Snow Belt residents.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you think a bona fide premium sports sedan has rear-wheel drive and a normally aspirated, non-turbo engine — like the BMW 335i, Infiniti G35 and Lexus IS 350 -- you may find the Audi A4 a little impure for your tastes. Those with larger frames might also find the driving position confining.

What's Significant About This Car?

For 2007, the 2.0T models lose a few features such as memory for the driver's seat and mirrors and heated rear seats. The 3.2 receives a standard moon roof and all A4's have new audio systems that don't have cassette decks but are capable of reading MP3-encoded CDs.

Driving the A4

Driving Impressions We drove the six-speed automatic and six-speed manual versions of the A4, each with the four-cylinder turbo engine and quattro all-wheel drive. While the automatic model was a joy on...

the highway — delivering a quiet, comfortable ride — inspiring stability and plenty of power to pass, the transmission magnified the engine's turbo lag in the stop-and-go of city driving.

The manual car, on the other hand, was equally impressive on the highway while also providing more of the kick we expect from a sports sedan. When sunny skies turn to rainy weather the all-weather traction advantages of the renowned quattro all-wheel-drive system are much appreciated and, even in dry weather, we could feel its calming influence while negotiating curving on-ramps and the like.

One-Touch Windows
Even when we expect a vehicle to have four one-touch up/down windows, we're still delighted with their ease and convenience. They make life a little easier.

Wonderful Interior
With clean designs, high-quality materials and top-notch construction, the A4's interior is a nice place to explore.

2007 Audi A4 Details
Interior

The A4's rear seat can be tight on legroom for some, and the front armrest can interfere with the parking brake lever. Beyond these, we find the A4's comfortable, stylish and well-crafted cabin nearly without fault. The textured aluminum is one of the finest examples of interior metal trim we've ever seen, and every surface and seam is pleasing to both the eye and the touch. If you're looking for a nice place to spend a commute, you won't have to look beyond the A4.

Exterior
2007 Audi A4 photo

From the side, it wouldn't be hard to mistake the new A4 for the last-generation car (model year 2002 to 2005). And if your vision isn't what it used to be, you might be excused for confusing the two from the rear. But only from a mile away, on a moonless night in the middle of the Black Forest could you mistake the two models from the front. At first, we thought the Audi family's new trapezoidal big-mouth grille looked even less graceful on the A4 than when we first saw it on the more substantial A6 and A8. But, like its big brothers, the new A4 seems to embrace its new identity a little more warmly every time we see it.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base A4 powertrain includes a four-cylinder turbo engine, six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. In addition, the well-equipped entry A4 features an AM/FM stereo with in-dash six-disc CD changer, one-touch up/down windows, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth seats, leather-wrapped wheel/shifter/handbrake, power driver's seat, four-way adjustable/multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, fog lights and 16-inch cast alloy wheels. Standard safety equipment includes a sophisticated anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control, active front head restraints and front, front-side and two-row head-curtain airbags.

Optional Equipment

In addition to an impressive list of standard features, the A4 also features a long list of options, including a choice between leather and premium leather seating, DVD-based navigation, premium sound system, heated front and rear seats, driver position memory, power passenger seat, glass moon roof, rear-window sunshades, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, wood trim, Homelink, auto-dimming/power-folding outside mirrors, bi-xenon adaptive self-leveling headlamps, retractable high-pressure headlamp washers, 17-inch wheels, a sport suspension and rear side-impact airbags.

Under the Hood

The A4's available four- or six-cylinder engines come with sophisticated new FSI Direct Injection technology designed to deliver increased power and better mileage. The V6 is the smoother and more powerful engine of the two, but the four-cylinder turbo is lighter (promoting better handling), less expensive and delivers better fuel mileage. Also available in varying combinations are front-drive and quattro all-wheel-drive systems, plus six-speed manual, six-speed Tiptronic automatic and continuously variable transmissions. If you opt for the V6, however, you'll have to take it with quattro all-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic.

2.0-liter in-line 4 Turbocharged
200 horsepower @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1800-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/34 (FWD manual), 24/32 (FWD automatic), 22/31 (AWD manual), 22/30 (AWD automatic)

3.2-liter V6
255 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
243 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/29 (FWD automatic), 17/27 (AWD manual) 19/27 (AWD automatic)

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2007 Audi A4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 337 Ratings for the 2005 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Outstanding automobile and an outstanding value!

By on Sunday, October 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great comfort / Great fun!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This automobile is as solid today as the day that I took delivery of it. Most impressed with the gas mileage and cost of ownership. This is the a super value in automobiles. The only maintenance done to this car is the recommended service in the owners manual. My only complaint is the size which I can very easily solve by moving up to the A6 (although I would love to have an A8). I would most certainly have another!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Great Vehicle

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very fun & practical"

Cons: "Expensive maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"No complaints... it was a awesome car when I bought it in 07, and still drives the same 7 years later. No major maintenance, other than replacing engine mounts, and regular scheduled timing belt & water pump. Handles great in the snow, and gas mileage is decent. 28 MPG is typical on highway."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Love this car; never had a problem.

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, has power to merge in traffic"

Cons: "Maintenance pricey at Audi dealer"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car is easy to drive and performs when required. I have never had an issue other than the trunk latch once. Oil change is at 10,000 miles but costs a little more for maintenance."

AWD performance is excellent, fun to drive

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best car I have owned. It is great in snow and handles well on dirt roads. Ignition switch has been a problem; at times it is hard to unlock the steering wheel; this is the only complaint I have had."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Dream Car

By on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great aesthetic, peppy engine, turns on a dime"

Cons: "Expensive parts and maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car pre owned with 17000 miles on it. This is one of the few purchases I've never had buyers remorse over. It drives beautifully, I love how peppy the engine feels for only being 200 hp. I get great gas mileage for the performance. And the overall aesthetic of the car is great, the interior is incredibly ergonomic, the longest road trip I've taken it on was 1200 miles and honestly I was the most comfortable I've ever been after driving 10 hours, just can't say enough good things about it. The only downside is the cost of audi parts, maintenance is definitely not cheap..."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

love my s-line

By on Monday, May 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "well built, incredible engine,comfort, handling"

Cons: "repair cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this car is my second audi, and if you can handle the higher cost of upkeep, it is unbeatable.Drive one in Michigan in january if you do not believe me."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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