(4.8) 19 reviews
MSRP: $4,358$10,414
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 24-28
Engine: 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Audi A3

Our Take on the 2006 Audi A3

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat snug interior
  • Lack of luxury touches
  • High windowsills

Notable Features

  • New for 2006
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Direct Shift Gearbox
  • Optional &quot
  • Open Sky&quot
  • sunroof
  • Coupelike silhouette

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Audi's smallest offering, the compact A3, arrived last May.Though still a newcomer to the market, Audi has brought out an upgrade to the lineup that had been limited to 2-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines with the addition of the A3 3.2. The 3.2 designates its 3.2-liter, 250-horsepower V-6 that provides even more spirit.And to ensure it not only sprints from the light and shoots into ... Read full review for the 2006 Audi A 3

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 19 reviews

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sick little car!

by im outi from coventry,ct on July 6, 2009

i got my 2006 a3 a few months ago with 31000 k on it . im a honda guy originally, but after one test ride it was lust at first drive !! very muscular and a blast to drive . i love the solid integrity ... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A3 2.0T Sportback

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi A3 2.0T Sportback

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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