2017 Audi S3 - Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

A member of the Cars.com family

2017 Audi S3 is no longer being sold as new.

2017 Audi S3

MPG

City 21 MPG Hwy 28 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.3
Exterior 5
Interior 5
Comfort 4.3
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.7
*****
Fun little car

by Roman s | April 06, 2020

Perfect little daily driver. Gets up and goes when you need and it’s one of the best looking small cars out there. Not to bad on gas as well.

*****
Best Value

by S3 from San Jose, Ca | November 15, 2019

This car is very affordable and it includes a lot of great features that other cars do not have like virtual cockpit. Great looking car, great performance, and great gas mpg.

****
Fun to drive but it’s small..read on

by Prawnstar from Minneapolis, MN | September 04, 2019

Great to drive, ridiculously good looking.. SMALL TRUNK.. SMALL BACKSEAT.. Barely any legroom for backseat passengers unless the front seats are far up. The MMI has real problems with apple car play.. mine hasn’t worked since the apple 11 update. The Bluetooth will work to play music and take/make calls. However since Bluetooth sucks if your listening to music that way.. there is a real difference between playing music by usb or Bluetooth. USB cable has way less distortion and music can be made to play louder and crisper with it. But usb doesn’t work to play music for me with my iPhone XS. I’ve read others have the same problem and yes I’ve had the MMI updated. This problem exists within the whole of the Audi lineup. Due to the bad gas mileage, the crazy tiny backseat and trunk.. I’d not recommend this car for people looking to carry more then 2 people, and only 4 people if the two in the back are kids. Also, don’t get the 19inch rims. My Tpms is ALWAYS going off.. my tires will pop in deep pot holes and the ride is ROUGH..

Read more reviews

2017 Audi S3 Overview

New/Notable

The 2017 Audi S3 is the high-performance version of the A3 compact sedan. It competes with the BMW M235, Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, and Subaru WRX. This year, it has been given a front-end facelift.

Two trims are available: the Premium Plus and Prestige.

Exterior
Like the A3, the S3 also receives the new S line styling, which includes angular headlights that align with the hexagonal grille and lower fascia. The rear-end has a lower diffuser and quad exhaust tips, completing the sporty look. LED headlights, front fog lights, side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a rear lip spoiler, and a panoramic moonroof come standard. Optional features include heated side mirrors, unique 19-inch wheels, and Audi Magnetic Ride suspension that continuously adapts to different road conditions for better comfort.

Under the hood
The S3 is powered by a standard 292-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive.

Interior
Inside, the S3 has a sporty leather interior with an aluminum-inlay trim and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The center stack features the standard Audi concert radio system with a color display, CD/MP3 playback, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and two USB ports. It can be upgraded to the MMI Navigation Plus system with touchpad controls, a Bang and Olufsen premium audio system, and Audi Connect services (subscription required) for 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, and remote vehicle lock/unlock via smartphone. Standard features include a dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Nappa leather upholstery and sport seats are available as well.

Safety
Standard safety features include front airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a backup camera. Rear side airbags are also available.