Audi's A3 is a compelling entry-level luxury car, but it lacks certain expected features for its price, and the interior, though well-made, feels austere.
It's solid and quiet, and the A3's crisp handling and firm, controlled ride make the small sedan enjoyable to drive.
The cabin is quiet, and the front seats are comfortable and supportive.
The rear seat is tight.
It takes a bit of time to get used to the infotainment system, but it ultimately proves to be logical.
It's easy to hit $40,000 with just a few options.
Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard on all trims except for the sporty RS 3.
A redesigned A3 will arrive in North America for the 2022 model year.