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John Diether
Automotive Editor - December 19, 2018

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24 City / 33 Highway

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2019 Audi A3 OVERVIEW

The 2019 Audi A3, the automaker's smallest car, offers all the expected luxury features and all-wheel-drive capability at an attractive price. It remains a popular choice among buyers who admire Audi engineering, but don't need the space of the brand's larger vehicles.

What's New for 2019

The A3 continues with minimal changes.

Audi A3

Choosing Your Audi A3

The A3 starts out with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of toque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission does the shifting. With Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system ($3,100), the engine puts out 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The front-wheel-drive A3 is EPA-rated at 26 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 29 combined, while all-wheel-drive models come in at 24/31/27 mpg (city/highway/combined).

The Cabriolet convertible version of the A3 is offered with the same equipment choices as the sedan. Both body styles come in three trim levels:


The A3 Premium sedan starts at $33,495 (all prices include the $995 destination charge), while the Cabriolet starts at $39,895. It carries leather upholstery, power front seats with heat, a panoramic sunroof (sedan), xenon headlights, LED running lights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a 10-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio. The Premium gets 17-inch alloy wheels, and 18-inchers are available for $800. The Convenience Package ($1,150 on the sedan, $1,000 on the convertible) adds push-button start, blind-spot monitoring, LED interior lighting, and high-gloss aluminum window surrounds.

Premium Plus

The A3 Premium Plus sedan ($37,495) and convertible ($43,295) get the Premium's options as standard, plus sporty "S line" exterior trim, full LED lighting outside, rear cross-traffic alert, aluminum interior trim, a wireless phone charger and signal booster, and front and rear parking sensors. The $3,200 Technology Package includes navigation, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, and virtual cockpit instrumentation. Upgrading to 19-inch wheels costs $800 on the sedan.


The A3 Prestige sedan ($42,695) and convertible ($48,095) gain adaptive cruise control, an automated parking system, and power-folding mirrors. The equipment found on the Premium Plus' Technology Package is also standard, while 19-inch wheels remain an $800 option on the sedan.

CarsDirect Tip

In terms of comfort and convenience, the 2019 Audi A3 is equipped well from the start. Whether to upgrade is a matter of how much technology the buyer must have. The quattro system offers more than all-weather capability – it makes a noticeable improvement in everyday performance.

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