2016 Audi A3 e-tron

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$37,900

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron
2016 Audi A3 e-tron

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Vehicle Overview

The front-wheel-drive 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron is a four-door, five-seat hatchback powered by a 1.4-liter gas engine combined with an 8.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Recharge time is about two hours and 15 minutes on a 240-volt charger; charging takes eight hours on a 120-volt household outlet. Charging can be tracked and managed on the driver’s smartphone. The A3 Sportback e-tron features four selectable driving modes: EV mode for electric only; Hybrid mode, allowing the vehicle to intelligently select the most efficient power source; Hold Battery mode, enabling hybrid driving while preserving EV range for later use; and Charge Battery mode, which uses the gas engine to recharge the battery at highway speeds.

Standard equipment includes xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED taillights with rear fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, keyless start and entry, and a backup camera with rear parking sensors. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard with 17- and 18-inch wheels available. The interior has a 7-inch multimedia screen; e-tron-specific shift knob, dashboard badging, instrument cluster and door sills; and 13.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Available advanced safety features include lane change assist, adaptive cruise control and active lane keep assist.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Best performing car I've owned, bar none!

If you want a sporty high-performing car that gets over 100mpg in short trips, this is the car for you! Amazingly corners and the fastest car from a dead-stop of any car I've owned and this is of course due largely to the fact it is a high-performing hybrid.

3.9

45mpg total average

I really liked this cars overall performance and fuel economy. Only filled up gas every 3-4 weeks and mostly used the 20mile electric range daily with barely used gas. Long trips I still was able to get 35-40mpg’s. The A3 body type is a little small but hope to see the Q3 in the plugin hybrid soon.

5.0

Most enjoyable to drive and economic car I've had

This car is perfect for me at this time as it provides electric only range in the summer of about 25 miles which is a way beyond what I need to commute to work and provides a long range of over 500 miles on one tank of gas and with fully charged battery.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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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