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 and fun entry-level sedan. With its crisp handling and satisfying acceleration it's a serious contender in its segment. Starting at $31,950 MSRP, it's equipped with a variety of standard features such as Audi pre senseⓇ front, leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio™ technology and automatic headlights. Whether you're driving in the rain or down a dirt road, you'll be able to grip the road confidently with the standard 2.0T engine with available quattroⓇ all-wheel drive. The A3 is also well-equipped with available features such as full LED headlights, Audi virtual cockpit, aluminum Mistral inlays, MMIⓇ Navigation plus with voice control and Audi active lane assist. The Audi A3 is a sophisticated and well-equipped 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." -

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What's New for 2018

For 2018, the Audi A3 now features two USB charging ports and heated front seats as standard equipment. On Premium Plus A3 models, Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist is now standard. Additionally, the optional Technology package now includes an upgraded Bang & Olufsen® Sound System.

Audi A3 Features

Advanced Technology

Audi A3 is equipped with modern technology that will shape the way we drive for years to come. Available Audi virtual cockpit is a 12.3-inch digital information cluster that displays radio, phone, Audi connectⓇ and navigation. Available Audi connectⓇ features a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight passenger devices, Google Earth with 3D satellite imagery, news, local traffic and more. A3 offers one of the best sound systems in its class with the available Bang & OlufsenⓇ Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts.

Dynamic Safety

Whether you're driving in stop-and-go traffic or taking a long road trip, you'll feel complete confidence in the A3. Available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go helps maintain a preset distance to the vehicle in front of you and available Audi active lane assist detects if your vehicle is drifting lanes without a turning signal and will steer you back to the correct lane. Audi pre senseⓇ front comes standard and can help prepare for an unavoidable front-end collision.

Elegant Styling

The appealing mix of the singleframeⓇ grille, Xenon plus headlights and LED taillights give the A3 a bold and lasting impression on the streets. And the premium leather seating surfaces bring style and sophistication to the interior. 

Trims & Specs


  • 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


  • Starting at $40,150 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