2015 Audi A3

Up to 23 MPG city / 33 MPG hwy
$29,900 - $32,900

The smallest four-ring model arrives in 2013 with a new platform, a new physique, and a new attitude. While much of the world gets an A3 in sedan, four-door hatchback, and two-door hatchback forms, our only option in the U.S. is the latter. While our body style options are limited, you can still choose either of last year's powertrains: A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (estimated at 200 horsepower/207 pound-feet of torque) or a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel (140 horsepower/236 pound-feet of torque). The A3 remains a highly attractive premium compact ride for urbanites and suburban dwellers alike. Revised headlights with LED touches and a refreshed SingleFrame grille gain the most attention on the new front bumper. Restyled wheels say "I'm new" to discerning passersby. Inside is a litany of new material and configuration touches. Adaptive Cruise Control adds another level of safety and convenience; a Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker stereo fulfills all audiophiles' wishes; the reconfigured Audi MMI system is easier to use and uses Nvidia's Tegra 2 processing power to provide rich 3D colored images. Fuel economy and performance ratings should be excellent given the lighter, more rigid MQB Platform made of aluminum and high-tensile strength steel. See more... See Less

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Gas mileage - diesel - 37mpg No sunglass holder or rear cup holders
Performance- very good acceleration/ responsiveness, lots of power. Cup holders in front: 2 sizes, poor design
Driving dynamics - ride is smooth Wish it had awd & manual transmission with diesel engine: my biggest complaint!
Aggressive look with h.d. lights & led lights: outstanding job Night review mirror should be standard feature
The engine provides a good combination of power & economy Doors are light, they sometimes fly shut when opening them
Really good road feel - i could probably feel a maple seed on the road Fuel economy isn't great & gas tank is kind of small
Manual transmission has brake assist to prevent rolling when starting on hills Driver's seat needs more boulstering for cornering. feels like a chevy
Overall handling - vehicle feels solid & stable When cold, the engine / transmission can hestitate
Leather sport seats are attractive and very comfortable. Keyless entry for secondary doors - i click a lot until they open
Quality - from shutting the doors to the way trim fits together The dealer is the pits - liars & cheats