2015 Audi A3

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

-Redesigned model

The A3 is dead, long live the A3! The smallest vehicle in Audi's North American lineup gets a full redesign for 2015, transforming the previous hatchback into a sedan and cabriolet bodystyles. It's a move that will annoy many, but please many more; despite their added practicality, hatches are still viewed as less upscale than sedans.

The range includes four engines: a 1.8L turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder (170 hp/199 lb-ft of torque) is used in the 1.8TFSI front-drive sedan; the 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan and cabriolet share a 2.0L turbo-four good for 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. A pumped-up version of the 2.0L is used in the S3 quattro, where it makes 290 hp and 280 lb-ft. Finally, the 2.0 TDI is a front-driver power by a diesel four-cylinder that makes 150 hp and 236 lb-ft.

Trim levels for 1.8 TFSI models are Komfort and Progressiv; 2.0 TFSI and TDI models can be had in Komfort, Progressiv or Technik trims; and the S3 comes in Progressiv or Technik guise.

Standard features in the A3 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI Komfort include 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, panoramic sunroof, MMI radio with 5.8-inch colour display, satellite radio, power driver's seat with power lumbar, alarm, pre-sense basic, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, monochrome driver information system, heated front seats, and three-spoke multi-function steering wheel.

Progressiv trim adds 18-inch wheels, power front passenger seat, interior storage package, aluminum interior trim, high-gloss exterior window surrounds, Audi music interface, aluminum door sills and mistral inlays, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, and interior LED lighting.

In 2.0 TFSI models, Technik trim adds navigation, backup camera, colour driver information system, intelligent keyless entry, Audi side assist, upgraded stereo, and front and rear park assist.

TDI models come with the same standard features in all three trim levels.

The S3 Progressiv gets the same kit as 2.0 TFSI and TDI cars, and adds front passenger lumbar, heated side mirrors, sport suspension, aluminum pedals, and Audi Drive Select.

Technik adds the same features to the S3 as in A3 models.

2015 Audi A3 Specifications

There are 11 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $31,600 MSRP
8.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
170 hp @4500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort $31,600 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort 170 hp @4500 rpm 199 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort Leather Seats
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv $34,700 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv 170 hp @4500 rpm 199 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv Leather Seats
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 1.8T Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort $35,400 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort Leather Seats
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Komfort
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort $36,400 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort Leather Seats
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Komfort
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv $38,500 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv Leather Seats
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Progressiv
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv $39,500 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv Leather Seats
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Progressiv
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik $42,300 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik Leather Seats
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik
4dr Sdn FrontTrak TDI Technik
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort $42,600 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort 175.4" N/A 55.5" 102.2"
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Komfort
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik $43,300 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik 175.4" 70.7" 55.7" 103.8"
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik Leather Seats
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik
4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Technik
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv $45,100 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv 175.4" N/A 55.5" 102.2"
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Progressiv
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik $48,900 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik 220 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik 175.4" N/A 55.5" 102.2"
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik
2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Technik

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Owner Reviews: 2015 Audi / A3

Average Rating

2007 Audi A3

Trim: 3.2 V6
by MsTizz on 10-20-2012
Fastest little hatchback on the road
Audi makes a beautiful car. They also make expensive cars, and this was no exception. The 250-horsepower is impressive in a car so small, but realistically I only drove this in the city, so it was a bit of a waste. The fuel prices took an alarming jump when I owned the car, and that giant engine seemed overkill to me. When I bought the car, the dealer was all on about the 6-speed DSG automated manual transmission. I didn't use this past the first week. One day we were driving, and the automatic windows stopped working. A quick look online, and I can see others have suffered the same fate, this combined with the hefty dealership repair costs, recently expired warranty, and the upward moving price of gas, I decided it was time for a change. I think an Audi is awesome if you have extra money that you don't need, they are fast, luxurious, good looking, and well-engineered which is why I gave it a 4/5 on design.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2008 Audi A3

Trim: 2.0 T Sportback
by bimmeup031 on 10-16-2012
Good combo of fun & practicality
I'm a fan of hatchback cars (I've owned a Honda Civic & Mercedes B200 previously) and once you've had the luxury of all that space it's hard to live without it. The A3 was my first experience with an Audi (although I had experience driving a VW Golf which shares the same platform as the A3). I really enjoyed the comfort and ride in the A3. The interior fit & finish were also very good. All in all I felt like it had a lot of what I liked about the Merc B series (comfortable & luxury-lite interior, lots of room in the back & a sleek exterior) but with a much sportier ride. Definitely recommend this one!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2007 Audi A3

Trim: TFSI 1.8
by ScottHitman on 10-11-2012
very nice and reliable car
I am extremly happy with performance and design of the car (still driving the version prior to the 2012 facelift). The only two things that in my mind require improvement is the GPS, which is overpriced and the performance is really not very good (does not know some roads etc) - also the fuel economy is, given that it is a small car with only 160 hp really not great.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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