2020 Audi A3

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$33,300

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2020 Audi A3
2020 Audi A3

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Snug backseat
  • Numb steering feel
  • Gets expensive with options
  • Convertible is gone

4 trims

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Our 2020 Audi A3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat entry-luxury sedan
  • Turbo four- and five-cylinder engines available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • S3 and RS 3 performance variants available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard

2020 Audi A3 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Audi A3?

The A3 is Audi’s entry-level car and is available as a five-seat sedan; the previously available convertible version has been discontinued for 2020. The front-wheel-drive A3 comes with a 184-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the all-wheel-drive version gets a 228-hp, turbo four-cylinder. Both engines work with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The A3 is also offered in two performance-tuned variants, the S3 and RS 3. The S3 gets a 288-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the RS 3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder that makes 394 hp. Competitors include the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

What’s New on the 2020 Audi A3?

A new Final Edition Package includes black or red leather sport seats with contrast stitching, and a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles. All-wheel-drive A3s get S line badges, aluminum door sills and unique 18-inch wheels. A new, less expensive Premium trim level joins the S3 lineup for 2020.

What Features in the 2020 Audi A3 Are Most Important?

All-wheel drive has been a hallmark of Audi’s lineup for decades, and it’s standard or available on all variants of the A3 line. The A3 also offers many features found on larger luxury models, including a panoramic moonroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The S3 and RS 3 have sports-car-challenging performance. Bear in mind, however, that the price of a fully loaded RS 3 can be about double that of a base A3.

Should I Buy the 2020 Audi A3?

If you want an Audi badge for a minimum amount of money, the A3 is a tempting proposition; it has much of the design and driving experience provided by bigger, more expensive German sedans. A cramped rear seat and some austere cabin trim detracts from the overall posh image, however.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great style

I love the lines of the car. It’s fun to drive, so smooth and quiet. It has a lot of great features. I love it!

5.0

Audi A3

We absolutely love this car. So far there is nothing we don’t like. Beautiful interior and extremely comfortable. A fun car to drive. It has all the options we were looking for in a new vehicle.

5.0

Nest and most fun car ever.

Awesome. Best car I’ve ever owned. Would buy it again and again. Love the color and all it’s performance. Great styling. Love it. Would use same dealer as well.

See all 9 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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