2018 Audi A3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$40,027 - $44,434
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
186-220
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$40,027 - $44,434
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
186-220
Seats
4-5

Ranks #4 By Owner Reviews

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 requisite Audi parts, including a powerful engine lineup, a quality interior, loads of high-tech goodies and the option of quattro all-wheel drive.

Audi A3 Models & Trims

Premium Sedan $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Plus Sedan $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Prestige Sedan $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium Sedan $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium Plus Sedan $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Plus $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Prestige $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium Plus $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Sport $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Plus Sport $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Prestige Sport $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium Sport $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Premium Plus Sport $40,027 - $44,434*
Horsepower: 186 hp - 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.88

26 Reviews

88% 12% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Sleek, stylish, sporty and cool.

My Audi a3 is stylish and just the right size for me. It is very easy to handle on the highway and it has excellent acceleration! I get great gas mileage, and I never have to guess how many miles I can drive based on the amount of gas in the tank, because of the settings for gas.

- Cynthia W

Everything I was looking for.

The car is great. I was very cautious when looking for a new car. My family's safety is my priority but I was also looking for something luxurious. The 2018 Audi a3 provided that for me. I regret nothing but not buying it earlier. I hope that Audi's future cars are even better.

- James B

Hey babe I am going to is your birthday is going to is.

You are a great person to me and you can have it all over the place I know you are going to is a great way of telling me how I want you and you have a lots to say to him I do not think I can do this for a bit and I can go at I think you are a better guy I know you are.

- Jeanpaul D

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$40,027 - $44,434
$40,027 - $44,434

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 - 220 hp
186 - 220 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40R18
P225/40R18

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 - 175.5 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
204 hp
204 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Standard
Standard

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal.
10.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
27 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
31 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings