2013 Audi A3

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$27,270

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2013 Audi A3
2013 Audi A3

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance with gas engine
  • Handling
  • Wagon versatility
  • Audi refinement

The bad:

  • Somewhat snug interior
  • High windowsills

4 trims

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Our 2013 Audi A3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Turbocharged gas or diesel four-cylinder engines
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available dual-clutch transmission
  • Optional Open Sky sunroof
  • Coupelike silhouette

2013 Audi A3 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Audi A3 is a premium hatchback that competes with the Volvo C30. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the A3 are available in the 2.0T (gas) trim level. A 2.0 TDI diesel model comes only with front-wheel drive.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The A3’s single-frame tapered grille dominates the front end. The profile gets flatter toward the rear, like a coupe. Round wheel arches enhance the A3’s stance. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual exhaust outlets and wraparound taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lamps
  • Chrome accents

Interior
A low seating position couples with a tall, wide center console. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather on all models. Round air vents have aluminum surrounds, and there’s aluminum trim on the door and glove box handles. Wide-opening rear doors are intended to ease entry and exit. The available Open Sky two-section glass sunroof includes separate shades for each section. Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard leather seating surfaces
  • Standard satellite radio and MP3 jack
  • Optional power driver’s seat
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional wood trim

Under the Hood
Audi’s turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder produces 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. Front-drive gas models can have a six-speed manual gearbox or the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch automatic with a manual-shift mode. The all-wheel-drive gas-engine A3 comes only with the automatic.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder that powers 2.0 TDI models makes 140 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque and comes only with the dual-clutch automatic and front-wheel drive. Mechanical features include:

  • Electromechanical steering offers speed-dependent power assistance
  • Standard hill-hold assist helps control vehicle on steep grades
  • Optional sport suspension

Safety
Rear-seat side-impact airbags are optional. Standard safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock disc brakes

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

2.9

Go get a over all check

This car had car fact but was all a lie been it the shop 8 times now ,Somehow the engine light was turned off and showed no sign at test drive a week later car driving funny so has the car checked out at Firestone and show that it the engine needs work has a hidden oil leak,now I'm out of

4.7

Safest car I’ve owned with the best MPG

I love this A3. I’ve always driven German cars. The feel of closing a door, it’s heavy. It’s safe. I love the luxurious interior. The drive is smooth. We’ve managed to pack a lot into the trunk. We’ve used pods on the roof rack for a ski trip. Also the MPG is great. Overall a great car.

5.0

Awesome car

This car is amazing. Runs great awesome fuel mileage. Plenty of room. Rides like a dream. I bought the TDI version with 85000 miles on it and it's absolutely a dream to drive.

See all 13 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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