The compact Audi A3, with prices starting around low $30,000, is the latest in a wave of small luxury-branded models for buyers who have one eye on their budget and the other on gas prices. Derived from the Volkswagen Golf, the A3 might lack the posh, roomy environment and long list of features found in true luxury cars, but it's a solid, agile, and sophisticated sedan that's enjoyable to drive.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The 2.0 turbo has a very minimal lag, then practically snaps you head back. Cornering is very tight and responsive."

John G., MN (2017 Audi A3)

"Brisk acceleration but sometimes get power/turbo lag especially if engine shuts down at stop. Handling is good with little body sway and ride is firm but supple."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Audi A3)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Tight handling, but the ride is very comfortable, even over bumps. The convertible is a little noisier in traffic with the top up, but that is what one expects with a convertible and it's really very minimal."

John G., MN (2017 Audi A3)

"Wonderfully hushed cabin for the price. Feels like a real Audi! Love the simple, spacious interior. Feels upscale without being over the top."

Doug F., MN (2017 Audi A3)


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