Audi A3 Model Review in Audi Cincinnati East

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

Giving you a precise blend of practicality and style, the Audi A3 provides a winning 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. For the first time, a 48-volt mild-hybrid system assists the powerful turbo engine to deliver impressive performance and unmatched efficiency.

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 3D sound 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 with heads-up display. Few compact luxury sedans are able to match the eye-catching style and sophistication found on every Audi A3.

What the Critics Say

"The A3's telematics systems and levels of electronic assistance are impressive. Audi's navigation system is easy to operate and delivers precise commands. We are especially impressed by the optional matrix LED headlights and how they lay a crisp carpet of light ahead of the car." - Car and Driver

"The regular A3's driving experience should be nothing less than pleasant and satisfactory with 200 horsepower at the right foot's beck and call, as well as a refined suspension. Audi says this suspension has been tuned for greater precision and quicker responses than the previous model." - Kelly Blue Book

Audi A3 Styling

What's New for 2023

2023 brings with it a number of slight changes to the recently updated Audi A3. Shoppers can now choose between Premium and Premium Plus trim levels now that last year's top-tier Prestige grade has been discontinued. Premium trims can now be equipped with adaptive cruise control as a standalone add-on while Premium Plus models are now offered with an available LED interior lighting package. Additional updates include the addition of wireless charging to the optional Convenience package and 18-inch alloy wheels within the Black Optic package.

Audi A3 Features

Audi A3 Styling

Eye-Catching Styling

The bold Audi A3 sports an attractive design that is both muscular and subdued. It perfectly suits the duality of the sporting, yet sophisticated character of the A3. The interplay between the gracefully flared wheel arches and tastefully angular body lines make the A3 a car you simply cannot take your eyes off of. The design is classically Audi, yet totally unique and forward-thinking. The exterior lighting is all LED, and an available black optic sport package accentuates this beautiful design with tasteful black accents for a sporty, purposeful look. Any way you look at it, the Audi A3 is an instant classic.

Audi A3 Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Bigger isn't always better, but rest assured that passengers in your Audi A3 will enjoy more head, leg, and shoulder room than ever before. 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 to Google Earth™.

Audi A3 Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

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

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

*Price does not include destination charge, sales tax, or dealer fees and is subject to change.