Audi A3 Model Review in Audi Ann Arbor

Key Features

  • Starting at $34,900 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™
  • Standard LED headlights and taillights
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D Sound
  • 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. A standard 48-volt mild hybrid system improves efficiency without sacrificing the sport sedan performance you expect from an Audi.

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 3D Sound for an unparalleled listening experience. Groundbreaking technology features are another core strength of the Audi A3. These include the available Audi virtual cockpit with heads-up display, standard MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, 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

Audi A3 Exterior

What's New for 2023

Shoppers will find a variety of key changes to the 2023 Audi A3. The previous range-topping Prestige trim level has been discontinued this year, leaving two trims for the A3. Available LED interior lighting is now offered on Premium Plus models while Premium grade can be equipped with adaptive cruise control as a standalone option. The optional Convenience package now includes wireless smartphone charging and the available Black Optic package now features 18-inch alloy wheels.

Audi A3 Features

Audi A3 Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Styling

Featuring a blend of athleticism and sophistication, the Audi A3 helps you make a memorable entrance. You'll find it hard to keep yourself from looking back at your new A3 every time you park it. The A3 has a muscular, yet subdued design, with its gently flared wheel wells perfectly complementing the sharp angles found elsewhere in the design. It's perfectly balanced highlighting the dual nature of the A3 as a sporting luxury car. Audi designs are never overstated and the A3 is no exception. For those who want an even sportier look, the available black optic sport package accentuates the key design elements of the A3 with tasteful black accents, resulting in a purposeful, high-performance look.

Audi A3 Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Cutting-edge tech features found inside the premium interior of the Audi A3 help reimagine your daily commute. Standard on every A3, the 10.1-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI®) touchscreen interface utilizes handwriting-recognition technology that allows the driver to write their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers. Also standard on every A3 is the Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration that 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™.

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

Audi A3 Premium


  • Starting at $34,900 MSRP
  • 2.0 liter 40 TFSI turbo four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque
  • 17-inch 5-arm design wheels
  • 8-way power leather front seats with 4-way power lumbar support
  • Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Panoramic sunroof
Audi A3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $38,500 MSRP
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • Memory for driver's seat
  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Audi advanced key
  • Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist