By Jennifer Newman on April 18, 2012
Now that Cars.com Family contributor Sara Lacey’s children are older, she can easily fit them into smaller cars. She was delighted to zip around with her family of four in the 2012 Audi A3 TDI. With its turbodiesel engine, this five-seat hatchback made errand running fun. The A3’s cargo area was easy to access — even for Sara’s 10-year-old son, who could load his hockey bag in and out of the back and even reach the liftgate when open.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer