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2013 Audi A3 Overview (See Available Styles)

The 2013 Audi A3 is the baby of the lineup, offering the premium features of more expensive models but at a lower price and in a more compact package.

One thing we always appreciate about a car is its looks and the A3, as do most Audis, looks excellent. The A3’s design is elegant and simple, with efficient engineering. The standard headlights are sleek halogens that feature a daytime running setting, the tail-lights are ultra-clean LED’s, and the front grille is classic Audi. The standard wheels are handsome 17” alloys, but 18-inchers are optional and come with high-performance tires. The options list is extensive, but includes Bi-Xenon headlamps, roof-rails in several colors, and heated exterior mirrors. A sedan version of the A3 is expected to come from overseas next year, but for 2013 the A3 still only exists in hatchback form.

The 2013 A3 doesn’t disappoint when you step inside. The standard seats are leather, as are the gear shift, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and hand-brake are leather. Other standard features include: dual climate control, 10-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth connectivity. The options list is huge and includes satellite navigation system, Bose Audi System, leather sport seats, and an Open Sky two-section sunroof.

The A3 is available with two engines, one gasoline and the other a high-efficiency turbo-diesel. The gasoline model is Audi’s well-used 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 207 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to either six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The diesel model is based around a 140-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel making 236 pounds-feet of torque mated to the six-speed automatic. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive is optional with the gasoline engine and the automatic transmission (the diesel is front-wheel drive only). The gasoline engine is good for around 21/30 mpg city/highway, while the diesel gets an astounding 30/42 mpg city/highway.

The 2013 A3 gets six airbags as standard, and all sorts of traction, stability, and braking computer systems to keep drivers pointing in the right direction. The standard A3 also gets special crumble zones and high-strength steel around the occupants. The IIHS gave the Audi A3 its Top Safety Pick award for the diminutive hatchback’s performance in crash tests.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 - 30 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 42 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

5 of 6 (83%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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