2017 S3

Consumer Reviews

2017 Audi S3

$32,074 - $47,182  MSRP Range
2017 Audi S3

Review Score

4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4

5 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

New Audi

by EricP from Denver, CO on Mon Apr 03 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

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car

by Bcq from Knoxville on Sat Jul 01 2017

The car is a great all around package. I needed a sedan because I have a baby but I also wanted performance.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
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4 out of 5 stars

Good driver

by Audi 5000 from Wilmington, DE on Mon Oct 09 2017

Small trunk, great style, good performance, price point a little high for size of vehicle. Its an Audi so AWD adds to security on the road

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
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5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

A serious upgrade all over

by Mo Griff from Brandon, FL on Sat Mar 17 2018

Awesome car! This car is like eye candy. Great handling, love all the bells and whistles. Pretty nice gas mileage, filling the tank up once a is way cheaper.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

I've had a lot of fun with this car

by willoc1 from Austin TX on Fri Apr 27 2018

This car looks great, has been pretty reliable and I have 45k miles on it now. Love the acceleration with very little turbo lag (mostly drive in sport mode - you will feel lag in comfort mode) B&O stereo has excellent sound. Handling is awesome with the 19" wheels/magride package although it rides pretty harsh in dynamic suspension settings (I like it that way but others may not care for the ride). Interior space is a bit cramped in the back seats. But overall I have really enjoyed this car (my first Audi) and am looking at an S4 or S5/SQ5 as my next one, just need something a little bigger now.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
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Our Take on the 2017 Audi S3

The verdict:

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.

Versus the competition:

The S3 is one of the less expensive models in its class. Its cabin offers more room, but a rough ride and uninspired handling dampen its appeal.

Audi has spread its S performance sub-brand across its car lineup, including everything from the full-size S8 luxury sedan down to the subcompact S3 hatchback. It's a strategy also followed by fellow German luxury brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Those brands offer, respectively, the M240i coupe and AMG CLA45 sedan as S3 competitors (see all their specs compared here).

The Audi S3 has standard quattro all-wheel drive and starts at $43,850, including a $950 destination charge, but our test car came to $51,325 with optional features including navigation, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a configurable LCD instrument panel, 19-inch wheels with summer tires, a magnetic ride adaptive... Read More