2016 Audi A3

Original MSRP Range
$30,900 - $39,600
Available Style(s)
Convertible, Hatchback, Sedan
MPG
23 - 31 MPG City / 32 - 43 MPG Hwy
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2016 Audi A3

What We Like

Practical hatchback body; high-class interior; high-tech fuel economy

What We Don't

Premium pricing; no USB port

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2016 Audi A3?

Which A3 is the Best?

All-electric vehicles make good second cars, but a plug-in hybrid like the A3 Sportback e-tron can provide exceptional fuel economy while still having an internal combustion engine to rely on. Which trim to buy depends on your budget. Find an Audi A3 for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 Audi A3 Cost?

The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron comes in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.

The Premium ($38,825) comes with 16-in alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights with LED running lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, 8-way power adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, drive-mode selection, heated side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, LED cabin lighting, a 5.3-in touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker audio system with an SD-card reader, HD Radio and satellite radio.

The Premium Plus ($42,925) brings 17-in alloys, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, adaptive LED headlights and iPod connectivity.

The Prestige ($47,725) has advanced safety features (see the Safety section below), along with auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, an upgraded infotainment system with a 7-in screen and handwriting recognition, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, navigation and a Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker 705-watt audio system.

The higher-grade infotainment system may be ordered as an extra in the Premium model. The Premium Plus and Prestige trims are eligible for a Sport package that includes 18-in alloys, a sport steering wheel and sport seats.

Cargo space is 13.6 cu ft. The battery pack is located under the rear seats, so it doesn't affect the luggage area.

A3 Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
A3 2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium$36,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17024 / 356-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus$36,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17024 / 356-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 2dr Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige$36,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17024 / 356-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prem Plus$39,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22023 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A3 2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium$39,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22023 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A3 2dr Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige$39,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22023 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
A3 e-tron 4dr HB Premium$37,900 / N/AHybrid204N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 e-tron 4dr HB Premium Plus$37,900 / N/AHybrid204N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 e-tron 4dr HB Prestige$37,900 / N/AHybrid204N/A6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Premium$30,900 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17023 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Premium Plus$30,900 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17023 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Prestige$30,900 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo17023 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI Premium$33,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo15031 / 436-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus$33,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo15031 / 436-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige$33,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo15031 / 436-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
A3 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium$34,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22024 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A3 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus$34,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22024 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A3 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Prestige$34,200 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo22024 / 336-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Audi A3 Safety

Is the 2016 Audi A3 a Safe Car?

As well as all the mandatory equipment, such as anti-lock brakes and traction and stability control, the A3 Sportback e-tron has front-knee and full-length side-curtain airbags.

The Prestige trim enjoys adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure prevention and a blind spot monitoring system.

Frontal Crash Rating–Overall
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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance1 Years/5,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2016 Audi A3 vs the competition

2016 Chevrolet Volt -- It's not at the same premium level as the Audi, but this plug-in hybrid has been revamped for 2016. EV range is an impressive 53 miles.

2016 Lexus CT 200h -- Essentially a higher-end version of a Prius, the CT 200h is a premium compact hatchback, minus the plug-in hardware.

2016 BMW i3 -- When bought with the range-extending engine, this electric car moves more into the area of a plug-in hybrid. It's an interesting vehicle with innovative construction.

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