2018 Audi A3

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2018 Audi A3 Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Small Premium Car of 2018

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#2 Audi A3
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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Audi A3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Feel of the seat material

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Audi A3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

Performance Specs

MPG City

24 - 26


31 - 35


186 - 220


6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, 7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Audi A3 Review

The Audi A3 family offers all the features and powertrains you need for a thrilling well-connected drive. It’s proof that Audi never stops redefining progressive automotive design. Choose from three models: Premium Premium Plus and Prestige. The A3 Sedan gives everyone a front-row seat to luxury even passengers in the back. For those who require infinite headroom the A3 Cabriolet offers the open-air thrill of racing the wind. And the bold look of the S3 and RS 3 only hints at their powerful performance. With up to 400 horsepower Quattro all-wheel drive and available magnetic-ride suspension these high-performance sport sedans never break a sweat. Inside the available Audi Virtual Cockpit offers a full picture of what you need to see—in vibrant color—on a 12.3-inch display. Choose from a variety of colors options and Audi Genuine Accessories and build an A3 S3 or RS 3 that’s all yours. The Audi A3 family. Luxury sport sedans for the next generation.
The Audi A3 family is loaded with technology. Just think of it as built-in intuition. Whether you use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto Audi’s Multi Media Interface infotainment system is ready for your smartphone. Use the control knob the available touchpad or just hit the voice-recognition button on the steering wheel for navigation communication music and more. The available Audi Virtual Cockpit replaces the standard gauge cluster with a 12.3-inch customizable digital display. View things like Google Earth the song you’re listening to and of course your A3’s gauges.
The Audi A3 family’s comprehensive portfolio of standard and available driver-assistance technologies is designed to help you respond to unexpected situations on the road. Standard Audi Pre Sense helps prepare for imminent front-end collisions initiating visual and acoustic warnings—and when needed partial emergency braking. If your A3 begins to leave its lane without signaling available Audi active lane assist gently corrects your steering to help you avoid a potential incident. These are just two of the reasons the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration gave the Audi A3 Sedan a five-star overall safety rating.
With a two-liter turbocharged engine and available quattro all-wheel drive the Audi A3 offers confident performance. Add available Audi drive select paddle shifters and magnetic-ride suspension and prepare for an exhilarating drive. You say you want more power? The S3 and RS 3 can deliver. With up to 400 horsepower available you’ll make short work of long trips. Add the S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and this is the type of power trip everyone should be on. Live in the fast lane with the Audi A3 family of sport sedans.

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