Used Audi A3 Hatchback (2012 - 2018) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015
The Audi A3 hatchback is one of the smarter looking medium family hatchbacks and it attracts well-heeled buyers or company car drivers that don't want to draw too much attention to themselves. Most people will buy an A3 based mainly on the badge and, as a medium hatchback with excellent engines and sensible running costs (thanks to its strong residual values), it certainly ticks plenty of boxes.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

If you want to keep Audi A3 running costs down then opt for the 1.6-litre TDI. Claimed average economy is 74.3mpg so expect around 64mpg in real-world driving. Audi servicing can be expensive, especially at main dealers while spares aren't cheap either.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£755 - £1,171 *


£597 - £869 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

10,000 miles/one year


Three years/60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £205.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Audi’s greenest A3 is the 1.6-litre diesel with start/stop technology emitting 99g/km of CO2. If Audi A3 emissions are a big concern go for this model: it's also set to be a big hit with company car drivers and private buyers wanting to do their bit for the planet and lower their tax bills.

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