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Revamped 2022 Audi A3 Hits Dealers

The 2022 Audi A3 sedan just now arriving in the automaker’s dealerships boasts a standard mild-hybrid powertrain with front-wheel drive, good for 32 mpg combined city/highway fuel economy.

The new A3 costs $34,945 to start, including a mandatory $1,095 destination charge. All-wheel drive adds $2,000, and knocks the combined fuel-economy rating down a notch to 31 mpg.

Standard fare is impressive for a compact sedan from an upscale brand, including leather upholstery, a panoramic moonroof, power-adjustable front seats, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

At $38,295, the Premium Plus trim level brings adaptive cruise control, active lane control, a wireless charging pad, and a proximity key to the game, plus memory for the driver’s seat.

The range-topping A3 is the Prestige trim level. At $42,295, it swaps in upgraded LED exterior lighting, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster display, a head-up display, and built-in navigation.

All in, an A3 Prestige with $3,900 special-order paint and the Black Optic package including blacked-out exterior trim paired with a lower suspension costs $49,795.

The Performance-Oriented S3

2022 Audi S3 Front Right in Yellow
The 2022 Audi S3 starts at $45,945 with standard all-wheel drive.

If the A3’s 201-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder isn’t enough, a 306-hp version is included on the S3. That model discards the mild-hybrid tech in its pursuit for power, knocking its combined fuel-economy figure to 27 mpg.

The S3 starts at $45,945 with standard all-wheel drive and a lineup that mostly mirrors the A3 for standard and optional gear. An S3 Prestige with every box ticked will set you back $60,745.

Set to arrive later in the 2022 model year is the new RS3, which uses a 401-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder engine. See Audi A3 models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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