Audi A3 Model Review in Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $34,900 MSRP
  • 2.0-Liter TFSI® Four-Cylinder Engine with Front-Wheel Drive or quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Standard LED headlights and taillights
  • Leather seating surfaces with heated front seats
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D sound
  • Optional MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Standard panoramic sunroof

About the Audi A3

Providing an ideal blend of practicality and style, the Audi A3 offers a balance of inspired performance and premium design. No other compact luxury sedan can deliver crisp handling and impressive efficiency quite like the impressive A3. Standard power for every A3 comes from a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine equipped with your choice of front-wheel drive or legendary quattro® all-wheel drive for greater confidence and stability when the road conditions take a turn for the worse. A 48-volt mild hybrid system works to improve efficiency, allowing the Audi A3 to deliver an EPA-rated fuel economy of up to 28 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, and 32 MPG combined**.

Step inside the luxurious interior of the A3 and you'll find standard heated leather seating surfaces, a panoramic sunroof, and an available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D sound for a concert-like listening experience. Advanced technology features are another key strength of the Audi A3. Examples include the available Audi virtual cockpit with heads-up display, standard MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology, and a standard Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Firmly positioned as a leader in its segment, drivers with a preference for sophistication and head-turning style continue to choose the Audi A3.

What the Critics Say

"Looking every bit like an A4 that has shrunk in the wash, the A3 offers everything we love about Audi sports sedans in a compact package. It's a tossable, spry little thing with available Quattro all-wheel drive and a potent optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine." - Car and Driver

"The A3 wears the same look as the rest of the Audi range, but somehow, this little guy wears it better than most. The look is complemented by shorter overhangs fore and aft, a smallish rear deck, an eye-pleasing treatment between the main and lower grilles, and a stylishly rounded roofline." - The Car Connection

Audi A3 Styling

What's New for 2023

There are a handful of key updates to the Audi A3 for the 2023 model year. Last year's range-topping Prestige model has been discontinued, leaving just two trims for the A3. Premium Plus grades can now be equipped with an optional LED interior lighting package while Premium models can be optioned with adaptive cruise control as a standalone feature. Other changes include the addition of wireless charging to the optional Convenience package and 18-inch alloy wheels within the Black Optic package.

Audi A3 Features

Audi A3 Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Styling

Helping you make a memorable first impression, the Audi A3 features a subdued, yet muscular design that will make this generation of the Audi A3 an instant classic. This attractive design effectively highlights the dual nature of the Audi A3 - sporting, yet ultimately sophisticated. It's hard to take your eyes off of a design this handsome. The graceful curves of the subtly flared fenders perfectly complement the more angular lines of the body. The end result is a design that pays tribute to Audi designs of the past, while looking forward into the future. An available Black Optic package accentuates the design of the A3 with tasteful black accents for a purposeful, high-performance look.

Audi A3 Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Innovative tech features found inside the premium interior of the Audi A3 help transform your daily commute from mundane to memorable. A 10.1-inch Multi-Media Interface (MMI®) touchscreen is standard on all A3 models, with handwriting-recognition technology that gives drivers the ability to write their entry as opposed to choosing letters or numbers individually. Also included as standard on every A3, the Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration gives you simplified access to your favorite apps and media. The A3 also includes a complimentary six-month trial of Audi connect PRIME and Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers with Audi connect PLUS online services. The optional Audi virtual cockpit features a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display which offers customizable information such as MMI® Navigation plus and audio as well as access to Google Earth™.

Audi A3 Safety

Advanced Safety

With standard Audi pre sense® basic on every Audi A3 model, the system helps prepare you during an emergency by starting to close the side windows and sunroof and by tightening the front safety belts. Audi pre sense® front, also standard, provides visual and acoustic warnings while the brake system is pre-charged in the event that a hazard is detected. Available Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist allows the driver to be more aware of their surroundings. Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go works by adjusting braking and acceleration to help maintain a fixed distance from the vehicle in front of you. A great solution for drivers in urban environments, Audi park steering assist is able to automatically steer the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.

Trims & Specs

Audi A3 Premium


  • Starting at $34,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0 liter 40 TFSI turbo four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque
  • 17-inch 5-arm design wheels
  • 8-way power leather front seats with 4-way power lumbar support
  • Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Panoramic sunroof
Audi A3 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $38,500 MSRP*
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance
  • Memory for driver's seat
  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Audi advanced key
  • Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist

*Price does not include destination charge, sales tax, or dealer fees and is subject to change.

**28 city/38 highway/32 combined city/hwy MPG (2023 Audi A3 with FWD). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.