Audi A3

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The Audi A3 is the popular compact executive model that comes in a range of body styles, and is one of Audi’s best-selling cars.

  • Audi A3 Sportback (13 on)
  • Audi A3 Saloon (13 on)
  • Audi A3 RS3 Sportback (15-16)
  • Audi A3 S3 (13-16)
  • Audi A3 Hatchback (12-18)
  • Audi A3 RS3 Sportback (11-12)
  • Audi A3 Cabriolet (08-13)
  • Audi A3 S3 (06-13)
  • Audi A3 Sportback (04-13)
  • Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)
  • Audi A3 (96-03)

The Audi A3 is the popular compact executive model that comes in a range of body styles, and is one of Audi’s best-selling cars.

The most popular version for car buyers is the Audi A3 Sportback that comes with five doors, making it one of the more practical versions in the range.

While not as practical as the five-door, the three-door Audi A3 Hatchback version still sells well.

The German company also offers other versions in the range including the Audi A3 Cabriolet (the convertible), the more performance-focused Audi S3, a conventional three-box shaped model in the Audi A3 Saloon, and topping the range is the high-performance Audi RS3.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Audi A3 Sportback 2013 on

4.5 out of 5
Audi A3 Sportback 2013 on

New price range:
£21,810 - £44,755

Used price range:
£7,207 - £36,529

  • Good range of fuel-efficient engines
  • Fun to drive
  • Practical
  • Discounts likely to be few and far between

Audi A3 Saloon 2013 on

4 out of 5
Audi A3 Saloon 2013 on

New price range:
£23,530 - £45,705

Used price range:
£9,436 - £37,736

  • Distinctive Audi styling
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good range of engines
  • Not as engaging as rivals
  • Not as practical as hatchback

Audi A3 Cabriolet 2014 on

4 out of 5
Audi A3 Cabriolet 2014 on

New price range:
£29,685 - £43,490

Used price range:
£9,602 - £32,335

  • Glamorous looks
  • Easy to drive
  • Ample space
  • Very efficient
  • High resale value
  • Roof reduces boot room
  • Top-spec models pricey
  • Not very exciting

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