Audi A3 Model Review

2018 Audi A3 Sedan Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $31,950 MSRP
  • Standard Panoramic Sunroof
  • Available Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Standard Rear View Camera
  • Available Full LED Headlights
  • Choose between 2.0 TFSIⓇ with Front-wheel Drive or QuattroⓇ All-wheel Drive
  • Available MMIⓇ Navigation Plus with Voice Control System
  • Standard Audi Pre SenseⓇ Front
 

About the Audi A3

The Audi A3 is an attractive, sophisticated and fun entry-level luxury sedan. Its crisp handling and satisfying acceleration makes A3 a serious contender in its segment. Starting at $31,950 MSRP, it's equipped with a plethora of standard features such as panoramic sunroof, Audi pre senseⓇ front, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating surfaces, HD Radio™ technology and automatic headlights. Whether you're driving through city streets or back roads, you can grip a variety of road conditions with the standard 2.0T engine with available quattroⓇ all-wheel drive. A3 is well-equipped with upscale available features such as Audi virtual cockpit, MMIⓇ Navigation plus with voice control system, full LED Headlights, Audi active lane assist, and aluminum Mistral inlays. The Audi A3 is a well-equipped, pleasant and polished luxury sedan worthy of serious consideration.

What the Critics Say

"Audi's product planners have done an exceptionally good job of outfitting this small four-door and convertible lineup-even at the base level. Moreover, a wide range of optional features are available either in packages or a la carte, making the A3 exceptionally easy to custom tailor." - The Car Connection

"Don't let the "entry-level" label mislead you - the A3 does a fine job of conveying the brand's design acumen and performance in a size - and price - that's slightly more approachable than its stablemates." - Edmunds.com

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What's New for 2018

For 2018, the Audi A3 gains heated front seats and two USB ports as standard equipment. Premium Plus trims add Audi side assist and the Technology package now includes the upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Audi A3 Features

Innovated Technology

Audi A3 is well-equipped with modern technology that shapes the way we drive going forward. Available Audi virtual cockpit is a 12.3-inch digital information cluster that displays navigation, Audi connectⓇ, radio, phone and other media. Available Audi connectⓇ features Google Earth™ with 3D satellite imagery, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passenger devices, news, local traffic and more. A3 offers one of the best sound systems in its segment with the available Bang & OlufsenⓇ Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts of power that provides exceptional sound reproduction and clarity.

Dynamic Safety

Audi A3 is packed with safety features that will give you confidence in any driving situation. Available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go helps maintain a preset distance to the vehicle in front of you and can help you stop or accelerate your vehicle according to the traffic. Available Audi active lane assist detects if your vehicle is drifting lanes without a turning signal and will assist you in steering your vehicle back into the correct lane. Each trim level comes standard with Audi pre senseⓇ front that can help prepare for an unavoidable front-end collision.

Distinctive Styling

The Audi brand is famously known for its sculptural horizontal lines on the outside and premium finishes on the inside. A3 portrays just that. SingleframeⓇ grille, Xenon plus headlights and LED taillights gives it a bold and lasting impression. And the cabin has premium leather seating surfaces that brings sophistication and style to the interior. Plus with the standard panoramic sunroof you can flood the cabin with natural sunlight -- giving the interior the spotlight it deserves.

Trims & Specs

Premium

  • Starting at $31,950 MSRP
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Xenon Plus Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Audi Pre SenseⓇ Basic
  • Audi Pre SenseⓇ Front

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $35,200 MSRP
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Audi Advanced Key - keyless start, stop and entry
  • Parking System Plus with Rear View Camera (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi Smartphone Interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto
  • S lineⓇ Exterior Appearance and Fender Badges

Prestige

  • Starting at $40,700 MSRP
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Bang & OlufsenⓇ Sound System with 14 Speakers and 705 Watts
  • Full LED Headlights and LED Taillights with Dynamic Turn Signals
  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • MMIⓇ Navigation Plus with Voice Control System