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In the Market for a New High-End Sport Sedan? The Team at Jim Hudson Audi of Columbia Can Help

How Does the 2017 Audi A4 Stack Up Against the Competition?

When it comes to shopping for a new high-end sport sedan, you have a wealth of options available to you, including the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2016 BMW 328i. While both the Audi A4 and the BMW 328i sit atop the market as two luxury vehicles with impeccable performance, artful design and exceptional handling, there are some differences that may help you determine which luxury model is right for you.

The 2017 Audi A4 vs. the 2016 BMW 328i: Advanced Safety Technology

While both models come with a number of safety features-including the basics like anti-lock brakes, traction control, etc.-the A4 comes with more advanced standard features than the 328i. These advanced features include a backup camera and a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking. If you want those two features on the 328i, you're going to have to pay extra. In addition to advanced features, the 2017 Audi A4 also earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS. Despite the 328i also earning this title, the A4 makes strides in this category because of its standard features.

The 2017 Audi A4 vs. the 2016 BMW 328i: Exterior and Interior Features

When it comes to the interior, both are undeniably tech-savvy and luxurious by the nature of the two brands. However, there are some clear differences that we would like to identify. For example, the Audi A4 supports Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto, a technology feature that's missing on the BMW 328i. Aside from technology, the A4 boasts standard leather-trimmed seating; a desirable feature that is available on the 328i, rather than standard. Drivers will also enjoy tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a power sunroof and Bluetooth compatibility-all standard on the A4.

On the outside, the 2017 Audi A4 also comes standard with desirable modern features not offered on the BMW 328i, including Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, and heated windshield washer nozzles.

The 2017 Audi A4 vs. the 2016 BMW 328i: Affordability

If you're still having trouble deciding which sport sedan is right for you, you may like to know which option is more cost effective in the short- and long-term. The 2017 Audi A4 starts at $38,200, whereas the 2016 BMW 328i starts at $39,300. When it comes to the MSRP the Audi A4 is clearly the better value. Beyond the MSRP, the A4 is still more affordable as it comes with a more advanced design and more standard equipment than the BMW 328i. The A4 will also save you trips to the pump, with an EPA-estimated rating of up to 37-highway mpg. The BMW 328i only achieves up to 35-highway mpg.

Join Us at Jim Hudson Audi of Columbia for a Test Drive in the 2017 Audi A4

Are you convinced that the 2017 Audi A4 is for you? Then come join us at our 6301 Two Notch Road location in Columbia, South Carolina - we're easily accessible from surrounding regions such as Lexington, Irmo, Chapin and Florence. Alternatively, you can view our Audi A4 inventory online.