2023 Audi A3: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - December 22, 2021

Model Preview

After coming off of a full redesign last year, we expect the upcoming 2023 Audi A3 to arrive as a carryover model. With sharper string, more advanced tech features, and a more powerful engine, that’s not a bad thing.

In Audi’s lineup of cars, the A3 is the smallest and most affordable option. Despite its subcompact size, the A3 offers a razor-sharp design that gives it a familial look with the brand’s other sedans. Jagged headlights, angular front air intakes, and a large hexagonal grille kick things off in a good way at the front. The rear end is toned down with triangular taillights and a chiseled rear bumper. The current A3 looks far more futuristic than anything we’ve seen from the model before and the 2023 sedan should retain the same design.

On the inside, the A3 oozes class. The current compact sedan has an angular dashboard with a center console that juts out toward the driver. The A3 is a thoroughly modern vehicle with minimal buttons and dials, squared-off air vents, and large screens. While the A3 is Audi’s most affordable sedan, it has premium interior materials to feel just as nice as the automaker’s larger vehicles. As a carryover model, we expect the interior to remain the same for the 2023 model year.

The 2023 A3 will come with the same tech features as the model that’s currently on sale. That means the sedan will come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. Available features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, navigation, and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system are available.

Performance for the upcoming 2023 A3 will be the same as the current model that’s on sale. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard and routes power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard.

Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has crash-tested the 2023 A3 yet. The 2022 A3 also goes unrated by both organizations. When it comes to safety features, we expect the A3 to retain the same equipment as the model that’s currently on sale. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning are standard. Available features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, lane centering assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, a head-up display, and park assist.

Pricing & Release Date

Audi has not provided any information on when the 2023 A3 will go on sale. Our best estimate is that the sedan will arrive in late summer 2022.

Official pricing for the 2023 Audi A3 hasn’t been announced yet. We expect things to remain close to the current model’s pricing. The current A3 ranges from $34,945 (with destination) and goes up to $42,245.

The subcompact sedan will compete with the BMW 2-Series, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and Acura ILX.

Pictured: 2022 Audi A3

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