2017 Audi A4 Closes the Gap Between Sports Car and Sedan

2017-03-31T13:34:05+00:00March 31st, 2017|Audi, luxury, New Vehicles|

The 2017 Audi A4 is the perfect car for drivers who want the commanding power of a sports car, without sacrificing the comfort and luxury of a premium sedan.

The Audi A4 has sort of created this overlapping category of vehicle that’s being referred to as a “sport sedan.” This is because the A4 combines sporty and luxurious into one efficiently neat package. The jump from the 2016 A4 model to the new 2017 A4 model haven’t done much to change in exterior appearance. Outside of modest revisions to the overall dimensions, a slightly more aggressive grille and front end, and more modern head and taillights (with optional LEDs) the A4 stuck to its already attractive previous design. However, by cutting weight and implementing the newest technology, Audi has effectively developed a more efficient and unique balance to create the ultimate “sport sedan.”

Swift, Silent, and Sporty

By substituting many of the formerly steel parts with light-weight aluminum, Audi managed to trim the weight of the previous A4 model by about 100 pounds. The result is a more efficient ride with a steadier grip for the drive.

Though the 2017 Audi A4 is one of the most silent rides on the market, measuring at just 63 decibels at a steady 70 mph, the sedan still maintains its strength and athleticism under the hood. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with enhancements to the head increase the output to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, up from the previous model’s 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

To supplement this powerful engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi did extensive work to imitate a torque-converter automatic, and it shows. The Audi A4 shifts smoothly and responsively from a stop, slow roll, or quick acceleration. When all added up, the 2017 Audi A4 boasts an impressive 31 mpg in the highway and 24 mpg in the city for an average 27 mpg combined.

Driving an Audi is a satisfying experience, but it comes with responsibility. When purchasing a luxury vehicle like the Audi A4, it’s important to take proper care of it. At Audi Santa Barbara, our team of brand-trained technicians are happy to help you keep your vehicle working at peak performance for as long as possible. You can even schedule maintenance and service appointments on our website. So contact Audi Santa Barbara to learn more about the 2017 Audi A4 and the rest of our extensive Audi selection.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

2017-03-10T11:21:50+00:00March 10th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles, Safety, Technology|

The Acura RDX is for drivers who value comfort, safety, and technology, but still want a luxurious driving experience.

The Acura RDX is sort of the little brother option to the Acura MDX. It is a compact luxury crossover SUV that is simple, but elegant from the inside out. The Tampa Bay Times claimed that, “Acura may have found its aesthetic sweet spot” with the RDX. The 2016 model of the RDX one-ups its predecessors in every aspect by sporting a simple, sexy style while bringing more content, more safety features, a modest power increase, and 1-mpg rise in EPA highway fuel economy to an impressive 28-mpg with all-wheel drive. As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara is excited to offer this level of luxury at an affordable price. So come visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about our different Acura RDX models and other luxury Acura models.

The Acura RDX is Safe, Smooth, and Stylish

One thing that Acura drivers can always count on is that the designers of their vehicle had safety in mind as a top priority. The Acura RDX is another example of this. Some safety features available for the luxury crossover are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist – This feature applies brakes to each individual tire as needed to reduce the risk of over or understeering or loss of traction in wet or unstable conditions.
  • Blind Spot Information System – This feature can detect vehicle’s in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 mph. If the driver signals that he/she is changing to that lane, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Multi-View Rear Camera – This feature alerts the driver when they are nearing an object while parking with a series of beeps that becomes more rapid as the driver gets closer. The multi-view rear camera assists the driver in determining the width and depth of parking spots, giving a clear view as to whether there are any obstacles.

In addition to safety, the Acura RDX delivers a smooth driving experience on just about any driving surface, eliminating the annoyance of unkempt pavement. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine pairs well with the six-speed automatic transmission that feels nicely attuned to the engine’s powerband. The result is a consistent and uninterrupted luxurious ride. Visit our knowledgeable Acura-trained sales experts at Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about the Acura RDX and its individuality as an affordable luxury crossover SUV.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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