2019 Audi A3 Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Audi A3 Sedan Model Reviewin Audi Ann Arbor

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,500 MSRP
  • 2.0-Liter TFSI® Four-Cylinder Engine with Front-Wheel Drive or quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts
  • Optional MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Standard panoramic sunroof


About the Audi A3

Featuring a perfected balance of style and practicality, the Audi A3 delivers a combination of invigorating performance and premium design. Few compact luxury sedans can deliver precision handling and efficiency quite like the A3. Standard power comes in the form of a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine along with your choice of front-wheel drive or legendary quattro® all-wheel drive for stability and confidence when the roads are slippery.

The luxurious cabin of the A3 impresses with standard heated leather front seats, a standard panoramic sunroof, and an optional Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers for an unparalleled listening experience. Groundbreaking technology features are another core strength of the Audi A3. These include available MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, the Audi virtual cockpit, and a standard Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. As a leader in its segment, drivers continue to prefer the sophistication and eye-catching style of the Audi A3.

What the Critics Say

"Looking every bit like an A4 that has shrunk in the wash, the A3 offers everything we love about Audi sports sedans in a compact package. It's a tossable, spry little thing with available Quattro all-wheel drive and a potent optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine." -- Car and Driver

"The A3 wears the same look as the rest of the Audi range, but somehow, this little guy wears it better than most. The look is complemented by shorter overhangs fore and aft, a smallish rear deck, an eye-pleasing treatment between the main and lower grilles, and a stylishly rounded roofline." -- The Car Connection

2019 Audi A3 Exterior

What's New for 2019

The Audi A3 receives several revisions and updates in terms of equipment for the 2019 model year. A3 Premium trims now come standard with the Audi smartphone interface along with new 17-inch 5-arm-design wheels. A3 Premium Plus and Prestige models now include standard full LED headlights and taillights and the Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster. A new Park assist feature is now standard on Prestige models. The updated Convenience package for the A3 sedan includes Audi side assist, LED interior lighting package, and high-gloss aluminum window surrounds.


Audi A3 Features

2019 Audi A3 Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Styling

Distinctive athletic enhancements emphasize the overall aggressive design of the Audi A3. Located at the front, its signature Singleframe® grille helps you make a bold entrance complimented by available full LED headlights for improved visibility on the road ahead. Available 19-inch wheels give this stylish luxury sedan a commanding stance. For an even more muscular appearance, the available S line® exterior introduces athletic elements to the front and rear bumper, while also adding side sills and fender badges. Sculpted dual exhaust outlets at the rear hint at the capable performance found beneath the hood of the A3.

Tech-Focused Interior

Cutting-edge tech features found inside the premium interior of the Audi A3 help reimagine your daily commute. Available MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to "write" their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers. Standard on every A3, the Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration lets you seamlessly access your favorite apps and media. You'll also enjoy a complimentary six-month trial of Audi connect PRIME and Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers with Audi connect PLUS online services. The available Audi virtual cockpit features a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display, allowing you to customize information such as available MMI® Navigation plus and audio as well as access Google Earth™.

2019 Audi A3 Interior Technology
2019 Audi A3 Safety

Advanced Safety

Audi pre sense® basic is standard on the Audi A3, and can assist you during emergencies by beginning to close the side windows and sunroof and by tightening the front safety belts. With Audi pre sense® front, visual and acoustic warnings are enabled while the brake system is pre-charged when a hazard is detected. Optional Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist helps the driver be more aware of their surroundings. Another convenient safety feature, Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go utilizes braking and acceleration to help maintain a fixed distance from the vehicle in front of you. Perfect for those in urban environments, Audi park steering assist can automatically steer the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.


Trims & Specs

2019 A3 Premium

2019 Audi A3 Premium
  • Starting at $32,500 MSRP
  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats
  • Audi pre sense® front
  • Panoramic sunroof

2019 A3 Premium Plus

2019 Audi A3 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $36,500 MSRP
  • S line® exterior appearance and fender badges
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi advanced key - keyless start, stop and entry
  • Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist
  • Audi phone box (wireless charging and signal booster)

2019 A3 Prestige

2019 Audi A3 Prestige
  • Starting at $41,700 MSRP
  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • Park steering assist