• (5.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $42,900$42,900
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 292-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2017 Audi S3

Our Take on the 2017 Audi S3

Our Take

Audi's flyweight sports sedan is powered by a turbo four-cylinder that punches hard, but the optional magnetic ride suspension's ultra-firm tuning needlessly beats you up.

What We Don't Like

  • Overly firm adaptive suspension
  • Unremarkable handling
  • Limited steering feedback
  • Mostly manual adjustments for optional S sport seats
  • Gas-pedal lag
  • Minimal in-cabin storage

Notable Features

  • Performance version of A3 sedan
  • 292-hp, turbo four-cylinder
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Color LCD instrument panel available
  • Adaptive suspension available


Our Expert Reviews

Audi's flyweight sports sedan is powered by a turbo four-cylinder that punches hard, but the optional magnetic ride suspension's ultra-firm tuning needlessly beats you up. Read full review for the 2017 Audi S 3

Consumer Reviews


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by EricP from Denver, CO on April 3, 2017

The new S3 is a luxurious little rocket that is both comfortable and performance driven at the same time. Its very rare to find those two together but this car does it well

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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