Introduced in the mid-1990s in Europe and brought to the United States in 2006, the A3 is Audi's entry-level model for the North American market. Smaller than the A4, the Audi A3 is a bargain among entry-level luxury cars, provided you go easy on the options. The cabin's design and materials are up to the lofty standards Audi has set for the industry, meaning everything fits tightly, operates with precision and looks and feels top-shelf. The driving experience is impressive as well, as an A3 sedan or wagon of any vintage offers a composed ride and tidy handling.
If you're shopping a used version of this junior Audi, most of the early examples you'll run across will be the wagon. The A3 sedan debuted for the 2015 model year. In either body style, the A3 is an upscale alternative to larger, non-luxury sedans and hatchbacks you might consider. Furthermore, with fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engine options, the Audi A3 is a practical choice for commuters wanting a compact car with a genuinely premium feel.
Read the most recent 2016 Audi A3 review.
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