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Audi A3:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Audi A3 side view
Audi A3 angular front perspective
Audi A3 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Audi A3

Learn about the Audi A3

Audi A3 Summary

The Audi A3 is a solid and sporty subcompact car with the refined interior that Audi is famous for. Whether you prefer an extra dose of luxury, performance or practically, the Audi A3 gives you options. Convertible, hybrid hatchback and sedan models are available in newer years. You can choose between a gasoline or a diesel engine and between a manual or an automatic transmission. For more control on the road, the Audi A3 also comes with available all-wheel drive. If fuel economy is important to you, look to the hybrid hatchback, as other models sport only average fuel economy.

Pros and cons of the Audi A3

  • All-wheel drive
  • Available in sedan, convertible and hybrid hatchback
  • Many tech features available
  • Small trunk
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Modest sedan styling
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi A3

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Audi A3

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeDiesel or Gas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption7.5 - 10.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.5 - 8 L/100km
  • Width1796 mm
  • Length4456 - 4458 mm
  • Trunk space283 - 284 L
  • Cargo space736 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi A3

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Audi A3 2015 - 2020 is available in 3 trims:

Komfort trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Audi A3

Dimensions of the Audi A3

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20201416 mm1796 mm4458 mm
20191416 mm1796 mm4458 mm
20181416 mm1796 mm4456 mm
20171416 mm1796 mm4456 mm
20161416 mm1796 mm4456 mm
20151416 mm1796 mm4456 mm