Fun to drive, attractive, and upscale, the 2018 Audi A3 is predicted to still carry the distinct characteristics that have made this entry-level compact sedan highly successful since its first year of production for the 2015 model year. While the badge is widely known for being premium, this sedan proves that it shouldn’t have to be out of your reach. With plenty of impressive features to offer, this upscale, attractive, and fun-to-drive luxury sedan surely is a choice worth considering.
2018 Audi A3 Interior
The design styling inside and out of the 2018 version of Audi A3 cleverly resembles its more expensive and bigger brothers. The cabin is equipped with the precise-feeling buttons and knobs, leather touchpoints, and distinct air vents that set the tone for a unique experience this sedan offers. Despite for being an entry-level luxury sedan, the cabin inside the Audi A3 leaves little to no space for cheap look or feel.
A larger main display screen, in addition to an improved control knob that is sensitive to touch, makes the navigation system optional for the Audi A3 2018. The design allows you to import command even if you’re scribbling them using your finger. The Virtual Cockpit exclusive to the company, featuring a configurable and expanded instrument cluster, is also included to the tech feature inside the sedan. Plenty of space and comfort is offered for the front seat passenger and driver, yet the backseat, although it can accommodate adults, hardly leaves plenty enough of room to wiggle. Even so, the backseat is still more accommodating compared to one of its biggest rivals, the Mercedes CLA-Class, but there are some that are better in this aspect, such as Acura ILX or Audi A4.
2018 Audi A3 Engine
There’s only one engine option under the hood of Audi A3 2018: the turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder pumping out a total output of 186 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque for the front-wheel drive A3 models, or 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque for the all-wheel drive models. In front-wheel drive variants, the engine is matched to a 7-speed and dual clutch automatic, while the all-wheel drive ones remain using the same old 6-speed. According to the performance test for the 2017 model year, the sedan model sprinted from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds. Meanwhile, the convertible models did it in 6.2 seconds for its heavier weight.
2018 Audi A3 Price
Referring to the starting price for the 2017 model year, it starts at around $34,000. Since the starring price for the upcoming Audi A3 is yet announced, we can use it as a reference. Bear in mind that the price will increase depending on which trim level you choose and optional features.
Featuring a high-end cabin design reflecting its luxury badge, fuel-efficient engine with more than adequate horsepower produced, plenty of standard equipment, and ability to manage bumps and corners, the 2018 Audi A3 offers you more than a luxury compact sedan you can bring home at a relatively reasonable price tag.