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2018 Audi A3 Overview (See Available Styles)

Audi's entry-level A3 line received a mild update for the 2017 model year, which brought styling updates, additional features and a simplified powertrain lineup. The A3 is available as a sedan, convertible and Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid. In addition, the sedan is offered in the performance-oriented S3 guise. Competitors include the BMW 2 Series and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

New for 2018
Two data and charging USB ports and heated front seats are standard on all models. Premium Plus models add Audi Side Assist, which monitors blind-spot traffic, and the optional Technology Package adds a Bang & Olufsen sound system to its contents.

S3
The S3 is a performance variant of the A3 sedan with a 292-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, Quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. A new S Sport Package is available for 2018 with red brake calipers and the Audi magnetic ride suspension.

What’s Special
  • Performance tires on alloy wheels
  • Sport suspension
  • Larger brakes
  • Unique grille and exterior and interior trim

Sportback e-tron
The Sportback e-tron is a plug-in hybrid hatchback — the only A3 hatchback offered in the U.S. It comes only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. A unique driver-selected mode lets you recharge the plug-in battery while driving on the highway. For 2018, new 18-inch alloy wheels are available with the Sport Package.

What’s Special
  • Turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor combine for 204 hp
  • 16-mile electric-only range
  • Recharges in about two hours on 240 volts; eight hours on 120 volts

Pricing

  • MSRP*: $31,950 to $41,050
  • Invoice Price*: $29,714 to $38,178

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 - 26 MPG
  • Highway: 30 - 35 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.