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2023 A3 40 Premium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,400
2023 A3 40 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $37,400
2023 S3 2.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $46,800
2023 RS 3 2.5T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $60,900
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3.4 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2023 Audi A3 family is off of a fresh redesign and sees only minor changes to its standard and optional package contents. Full LED headlights and upgraded door materials are now included and adaptive cruise control and a wireless charger are offered on the base trim.

Choosing Your Audi A3

Audi’s entry offering is offered in three sporty flavors, the A3, S3, and RS 3. The A3 is offered in Premium 40 and Premium Plus 40, while the S3 is additionally offered in Prestige trim. Prices for the A3 and S3 range from $35,995 to $53,895. The RS 3 is offered on one trim and is priced at $59,995.

While the A3 is similar to the 2022 model, dealer inventories are currently low and it may be easier to order a 2023 model instead.

Engine Choices

There are three engines offered across the lineup that accompany each of the models while they are all equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The A3 features a mild-hybrid system that helps provide better off-the-line acceleration and enables engine-off coasting.

ModelEnginePowerDrivetrainOverall Fuel Economy
A3Turbo 2.0-liter four-cyl mild hybrid201 hp / 221 lb-ftFWD32 mpg (AWD gets 30)
S3Turbo 2.0-liter four-cyl306 hp / 295 lb-ftAWD26 mpg
RS 3Turbo 2.5-liter five-cyl401 hp / 369 lb-ftAWD with torque-vectoring, drift mode23 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The A3 seats five and is 176.9 inches long which is a touch longer than the Audi Q3 but a couple of inches shy of the BMW 2-Series and soon-to-be-discontinued Mercedes A-Class. Its back seat offers 35.5 inches of legroom and 36.6 inches of headroom which isn’t very spacious but typical for this class as is its 10.9 cubic feet of trunk space.

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Safety Features

The A3 features a basic level of active safety equipment. Automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams are standard while adaptive cruise control is available through a Features on Demand one-time purchase program and blind-spot alert with rear cross-traffic detection and park assist are included in the Convenience Package. Those features are standard on the Premium Plus trim. The Technology Package of the Premium Plus trim adds traffic sign recognition.

Connectivity

The A3 includes a 10.1-inch infotainment display that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SiriusXM and a wireless charging pad are found within the Convenience Package and a Bang & Olufsen sound system is offered in the A3’s Premium Plus trim’s Technology Package.

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2023 Audi A3 Premium - MSRP From $35,995

The base A3 is equipped with LED exterior lighting with dynamic turn signals, 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, satin-aluminum exterior trim, and a panoramic sunroof. Inside, there are leather seats, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, heated front seats with 8-way power-adjustability for the driver, and multi-zone climate control.

The Convenience Package is $1,900 and includes driver’s position memory, proximity entry, auto-dimming power-folding mirrors, and the upgraded safety and audio features previously mentioned.

The $1,550 Black Optic Sport Package adds 18-inch wheels, black exterior trim, and a sport suspension with a lower ride height.

2023 Audi A3 Premium Plus - MSRP From $39,595

The Premium Plus trim adds the features of the Convenience Package and offers the Technology Package for $2,250 which includes a larger (12.1-inch) digital gauge cluster, navigation, and the upgraded sound system.

2023 Audi S3 Premium - MSRP From $46,995

The S3 brings more performance to the A3 than just the upgraded engine. The S3 receives a standard sport suspension (with a 0.6-inch lower ride height), larger vented brakes, quad exhaust outlets, an additional sport gauge cluster view, sport seats, unique trim, and 18-inch wheels.

The Convenience Package is offered for $1,500 and the Black Optic Package is $1,850 while it additionally includes black exhaust outlets, a black roof, and 19-inch bi-color wheels.

2023 Audi S3 Premium Plus - MSRP From $49,895

The mid-level S3 trim provides similar upgrades and offerings seen on the A3 with the exception of the S Sport Package ($1,100) which adds dynamic dampers and red brake calipers and an upgraded interior ($1,250) which applies Nappa leather to the seats and dash panel that are now available.

2023 Audi S3 Prestige - MSRP From $53,895

The Prestige trim adds the features of the Technology Package and a head-up display while also offering the S Sport Package and upgraded leather interior as add-ons.

2023 Audi RS 3 - MSRP From $59,995

The RS 3 is a higher-performance variant of the S3 and receives unique front fenders that facilitate a wider front track (by 1.3 inches), a black honeycomb grille with larger air intakes, a gloss-black rear lip spoiler, a rear bumper with a built-in diffuser, and a sport exhaust system with oval outlets and variable flap control, 19-inch wheels with staggered performance tires, a ride height that is nearly 0.4-inches lower than the S3, adaptive dampers, and larger brakes with red six-piston front calipers.

Other upgrades include premium LED headlights with darkened housings and unique checkered-flag lighting patterns, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with unique performance data displays, a shift-indicator light, a sport leather steering wheel with polished die-cast paddles, and an RS-specific drive mode button.

The RS Technology Package is $2,750 and includes the features of the S3’s Technology package as well as a head-up display. The RS Design Package adds unique suede-like inserts into the seat shoulders, color accents on the seat belts, a high-gloss black center console trim, and colored air vent bars for $1,500.

For the ultimate performance, the Dynamic Plus Package ($5,500) can be ordered with its ceramic front brakes, upgraded rear steel brakes, and an increased top speed (180 mph), while a carbon-fiber engine will impress the show car crowd.

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The S3 provides a level of performance that its similarly-sized crossover sibling can’t match and spend for the Convenience Package for added everyday conveniences.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Sharp-edged handling
  • Polished styling
  • Fuel efficient and spunky engines
  • Impressive tech
Cons
  • Toggle-switch shifter is annoying
  • Some turbo lag
  • Limited space in the back
  • Non-subcompact prices
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Luxury Tech Features. The 2023 Audi A3 and S3 are the smallest and most affordable models in the German automaker’s lineup, but no one would get that impression from the sedans’ list of tech features. The A3 is a little tech powerhouse, featuring tech features that would put some larger and much more expensive vehicles to shame.

Every A3 comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster that have crisp graphics and simple controls. Other standard features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. Audi offers its excellent and highly configurable Virtual Cockpit system that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as optional.

While the A3’s list of tech features would impress anyone, the sedan also comes with niceties that include leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, and 17-inch wheels as standard. The A3’s starting price tag of $35,995 (with destination) may be high for the subcompact class, but Audi makes sure that you get your money’s worth.

Fun In A Small Package. Both the A3 and S3 offer lithe, playful handling. Consumers seeking extra performance will naturally gravitate toward the S3, though there’s plenty to like with the base A3.

Audi offers the A3 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The engine produces 201 horsepower and routes it to the front wheels as standard with all-wheel drive being available as an option. The base engine delivers perky performance, while the A3’s handling is playful. We doubt most people will take their A3 to a windy road, which is a shame because it’s enjoyable to toss around. The A3 also gets impressive fuel economy with a combined rating of 32 mpg.

The more powerful S3 is equipped with a tuned version of the engine without the mild-hybrid system for 306 hp. The S3 also comes with a snappy seven-speed automatic transmission and AWD, making it feel quick in a straight line and grippy around corners. The issue with the S3 is that the engine has a fair amount of turbo lag off the line and the heavy steering lacks feedback.

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Confidently Audi Styling. Audi may not have the same standout design elements as BMW or the knee-buckling design as Mercedes-Benz, but the A3 has a sharp, confident design. The angular headlights, sharp lines on the front fascia, and wide grille give the A3 a confident look. At the back, the A3 features triangular taillights, dual exhaust outlets, a modest spoiler, and clean lines.

The A3 lacks the same wow factor as the BMW 2-Series, the high-end look as the Mercedes-Benz CLA, or the overly sporty stance as the Acura Integra. But the small sedan manages to balance the line between being sporty and upscale.

Small Size, Small Interior. With a body that measures 177 inches long, there’s not a lot of space for the A3 to work with. While the A3 has comfortable seats and a premium cabin, the rear seats aren’t exactly spacious, as they offer 35.2 inches of legroom and 36.6 inches of headroom. The A3 is roomier than most of its competitors, but that’s not saying much, as it’s still not that comfortable in the back.

Cargo space in the A3 is also in short supply, as the sedan only has 10.9 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s not as big as other subcompact cars in the segment. The rear seats fold flat to open up the space a little more, but Costco runs may prove to be a little difficult.

Final Thoughts. The Audi A3 and S3 are sporty, tech-forward, stylish, and peppy sedans that act as a great entry point into the luxury brand’s cars. The sedans may not have the standout qualities of some rivals, but they are well-rounded options that are enjoyable to drive, efficient, and fairly comfortable.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has a stylish fastback design, a generous list of standard features, a high-end interior, and optional high-performance engines. The BMW 2-Series is available in multiple body styles, has enjoyable handling, has a radical design, and is available with punchy engines.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 221 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 38 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 221 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 38 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
176.9 "
Exterior Width
71.5 "
Exterior Height
56.2 " / 55.1 "
Front Headroom
36.8 "
Rear Headroom
36.6 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,318 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 15 Bang & Olufsen 3d Sound
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic And Front Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Assist With Lane Guidance Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Audi Park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iv
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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