The 2015 Audi A3 ditches its hatchback design for the sleek lines of a sedan. With its redesign, the 2015 A3 has grown 7.5 inches in length. That extra room helped make it easy to install our child-safety seats in this compact sedan.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The A3 has two sets of lower Latch anchors that sit in the open under removable plastic covers. This style of anchors are some of the easiest to use.
- The rear-facing convertible fit easily in the A3’s backseat, and the front passenger didn’t have to move her seat forward to accommodate this car seat.
- The high-back booster seat fit well in the A3. The seat belt buckles sit on stable bases.
What We Don’t
- There are three tether anchors on the rear shelf, but they’re difficult to access because the head restraints aren’t removable and there isn’t a lot of room between the rear window and the rear shelf.
- The tough-to-use tether anchors made it difficult to install the forward-facing convertible, though it was easy to connect the seat to the lower Latch anchors.
- To fit the rear-facing infant seat, we had to move the front passenger seat forward. This left our 5-foot-7-inch tester’s knees about a quarter-inch from touching the glove box.