The A3 sedan may be the least expensive model in Audi's lineup, but it packs a solid and upscale feel into a small package.
The 2022 redesign brings infotainment and connectivity upgrades, trickled down from larger Audis.
The front seats are comfortable and the cabin is nicely finished.
The rear seat is cramped, as is the norm in this class.
A 201-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a mild-hybrid setup come standard.
The transmission can be clunky and hesitant at low speeds, but once underway the A3 delivers responsive acceleration and outstanding fuel economy of 31 mpg overall on regular fuel.
The ride is firm yet steady and comfortable.
Handling is nimble, but it's the S3 and RS 3 versions that are the true high-performance models.
FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, LDW, and LKA come standard.