Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,950 - $44,351
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
186-220
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,950 - $44,351
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
186-220
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.5 Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

For 2018, Audi’s A3 compact-luxury sports car is offered as a sedan, convertible and, in the A3 Sportback e-tron, a plug-in hybrid hatchback. Although small, the A3 contains all the requ...

2018 Audi A3 Owner Reviews

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33 Reviews
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Lots of garbage no one needs and not enough Essentials on interior

Just not a comfortable car to drive. Side mirrors are shaped oddly leaving blind spots no matter how you adjust them. Brakes are very touchy. Very poor visibility all the way around. Backup camera is not high quality enough. Very difficult to see. As far as the interior goes how much cup holder is small and placed too far forward so that taller cup will not fit. There is very little storage for things like sunglasses extra change Etc. Stereo system is very difficult to use with a lot of extra gadgets that no one uses and way too complicated to try and even change your radio station while you're driving down the road. The system does not work well with Android navigation. It did however work pretty well when I had an Apple phone. In general I just think they've added a lot of extras that nobody needs and complicates the vehicle yet left out some of the most simple things to make your Driving Experience better. This is my first Audi a d will be my last :-(

- Shelley

Overall a great car, some user issues.

The e-tron has options for ev, hybrid, and gas modes. It plugs in and offers approximately 25 miles of ev mode which is plenty for my daily commute. I cannot remember the last time I got gas! I am still getting used to the keyless start with the push button, sometimes it starts easy and sometimes I have to press and hold the button. I also have some trouble with the USB plugs for my phone, at times it will not read the media player and I cannot listen to music while I drive.

- Nic R

Small but luxurious car for the city

This is my first luxury car. The build quality is excellent, and cabin is made with high grade materials and looks and works well. It is comfortable and a nice place to be. Even the steering wheel — leather-wrapped and solid — feels like a premium product. It handles well. My only complaint is that the acceleration is a bit jerky at the low end, with a discernible lag.

- Jeffrey Z

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2018 Audi A3 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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2018 Audi A3 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$31,950 - $41,050 (MSRP)
$39,056 - $44,351

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 - 220 hp
186 - 220 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4 TFSI 4 CYL PHEV 204 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 220 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 186 HP
1.4 TFSI 4 CYL PHEV 204 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 220 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 186 HP
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 - 39.6 in.
37.4 - 39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 - 35.4 in.
31.9 - 35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.3 - 37.5 in.
36.3 - 37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
9.9 - 12.3 cu. ft.
9.9 - 12.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.2 - 103.8 in.
102.2 - 103.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 - 36.1 ft.
35.8 - 36.1 ft.

Length

Length
169.7 - 175.7 in.
169.7 - 175.7 in.

Width

Width
70.3 - 70.7 in.
70.3 - 70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3197 - 3627 lbs.
3197 - 3627 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 - 220 hp
186 - 220 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 - 14.5 gal.
10.6 - 14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 31 mpg
26 - 31 mpg

City

City
22 - 26 mpg
22 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 35 mpg
30 - 35 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety