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2018 Audi A3

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$31,950

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

29

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

175.5” x 55.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Strong acceleration
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Interior materials
  • Leather upholstery standard
  • Panoramic moonroof standard

The bad:

  • Snug backseat
  • Numb steering feel
  • Quattro all-wheel drive eats into trunk room
  • Options quickly make it expensive

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sedan or convertible body styles
  • E-tron hatchback available
  • Dual-clutch transmission standard

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Excellent Sport Sedan for an Exceptional Price

The car was a 2 year old used car, but was meticulously cared for and lightly driven. Interior was in exceptional condition and it featured the options and color combo I desired.

5.0

Very accommodating

I bought my first ever car here. It was my dream car and I am very satisfied with my purchase. The team was very respectful and easy to talk with. I would recommend this shop to my friends. Thumbs up!

5.0

Pocket rocket

This is the best car I have owned. Fun driving. Superb handling. And tremendous acceleration. It’s a luxury compact with all the bells and whistles standard.

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Safety

Based on the 2018 Audi A3 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
10.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

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 or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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