2019 Audi A3 Sedan Review, Specs, & Price

2019 Audi A3 Sedan Model Overview at Audi Cincinnati East

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

Giving you a precise blend of practicality and style, the Audi A3 provides a combination of potent performance and meticulous craftsmanship. You'll have a difficult time finding another compact luxury sedan capable of delivering nimble handling and outstanding efficiency quite like the Audi A3. Standard on every A3, drivers will enjoy a proven 2.0-liter TFSIⓇ four-cylinder engine equipped with your choice of front-wheel drive or legendary quattroⓇ all-wheel drive for superior stability and confidence across all types of road conditions.

Take one step inside the premium interior of the A3 and you'll find a panoramic sunroof, standard heated leather seating surfaces, and an optional Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers for a concert-like listening experience. Ingenious tech features are another advantage of choosing the Audi A3. Examples include a standard Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, optional MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, and the available Audi virtual cockpit. Few compact luxury sedans are able to match the eye-catching style and sophistication found on every 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 2019 Audi A3 receives some revisions and updates in terms of standard features for the new model year. New standard features found on A3 Premium models include redesigned 17-inch 5-arm-design wheels along with the Audi smartphone interface. Premium Plus and Prestige trims now include the Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster in addition to full LED headlights and taillights. Prestige models also come standard with a new Park assist feature. Lastly, the updated Convenience package includes a LED interior lighting package, Audi side assist, and high-gloss aluminum window surrounds.

Audi A3 Features

Eye-Catching Styling

Carefully chiseled enhancements on the exterior help showcase the overall aggressive design of the Audi A3. Located at the front, its signature wide Singleframe® grille is centrally located between the available full LED headlights to help you make a memorable entrance. Available 19-inch alloy wheels give your A3 a commanding stance on the road. For an even more distinctive appearance, the optional S line® exterior provides athletic styling elements to the front and rear bumpers along with side sills and fender badging. Unique dual exhaust outlets located at the rear add a subtle hint at the proven performance capabilities of the Audi A3.

Tech-Focused Interior

Groundbreaking technology features found inside the luxurious interior of the Audi A3 help transform your daily drive from ordinary to extraordinary. Available MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology allows drivers to "write" their entry instead of selecting individual letters or numbers individually. Standard on every A3 model, the Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration provides quick access to your favorite apps and media. The A3 also comes with a complimentary six-month trial subscription to 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 which features customizable information such as MMI® Navigation plus and audio as well as access Google Earth™.

2019 Audi A3 Interior Technology
2019 Audi A3 Safety

Distinctive Styling

Standard Audi pre sense® basic helps brace you during an emergency by beginning to close the side windows and sunroof by tightening the front safety belts. Audi pre sense® front provides visual and acoustic warnings while the brake system is pre-charged in the event that a hazard is detected. Optional Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist helps the driver to be more aware of their surroundings. Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go operates by adjusting braking and acceleration to help maintain a preset distance from the vehicle in front of you. Perfect for drivers living in congested urban environments, Audi park steering assist has the ability to automatically steer the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.

Trims & Specs

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

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)

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