2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Pricing

Consumer Rating


  • Sporty characteristics make driving fun
  • Plug-in hybrid technology for the entry-luxury category
  • Vrsatile hatchback body style
  • Stylish, well-built cabin


  • Cozy backseat
  • Modest all-electric range

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Features & Specs

1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM)1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM)1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM)
Starting MSRP$42,000$38,900$47,550
Transmission6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual

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Consumer Rating

This car is awesome in ev mode. Very quiet with excellent acceleration. It's even better in sport mode using the gas and electric engines. In hybrid mode, anytime you lift off the gas the engine shuts down, the car coasts effortlessly . There is a little engine noise on the highway but not too bad. Engine restart is quiet and vibration free. Sport seats are very comfortable with four way lumbar adjustments. Once you figure out the menus, bt connection with streaming works flawlessly. I only wish that there was more than about 23 miles in ev mode.
Sweeet hybrid
The ev range appears to be pretty much as advertised. upon starting a trip, you have the option of selecting ev only, hybrid, or maintain battery. If you trip is ~20miles, the ev only works well. If it is over ~20 miles, then selecting hybrid appears to net between 60 - 70 mpg. Running purely on gas it appears to be in the region of 40 - 45 mpg. The rid is pure Audi - very quick and secure. Other then the increased mpg, there is no difference between the feel of this car verses a pure gas version. The integration of the electric and gas engines is completely smooth - you can't tell when one starts and the other leaves off. Very well done!
Thrilled I went with the e-tron...
I leased this car 6 months ago and don't regret it, at all. I had an S3 prior and the savings each month for fuel total over $100. I fill up my e-tron once a month at a total cost of around $28 per trip to the gas station. That's Los Angeles gas prices, too. It's a very sought after vehicle (I work for a local Audi dealer) and I know this car holds it's value well. We can't keep them in stock. If you can get your hands on one, get it! You won't regret it. Plus there is the tax credit for getting one that's $1,500 in your pocket. I also have the clean air stickers too that added value to my car for spending a measly $22.

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This is the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Yeah, it's an A3, so it's among the smallest cars Audi sells in America outside the two-seat TT sports car. But this is the only A3 that arrives in the United States as a hatchback.

All A3s are built atop the Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture and all have a sporting character no matter what their drivetrain. And in the e-tron, that's a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor feeding a six-speed automatic transmission. In all, there's 204 horsepower available to drive the front wheels. Audi's all-wheel-drive Quattro system isn't available.

The e-tron's battery pack is, however, not that large. So in electric-only mode it will only travel about 16 miles before calling on the internal combustion engine to pull the load. And that modest range affects the e-tron's fuel economy numbers, too. The EPA rates the 2017 A3 Sportback e-tron at 35 mpg combined (33 city/37 highway). If ultimate fuel economy is the goal, there are more miserly choices available from other manufacturers.

But there is a compensating virtue for the so-so economy numbers. And that's that the A3 Sportback e-tron is pretty quick. Audi estimates it slugging to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. It may even be quicker than that.

Audi offers the e-tron in three different trim levels. The least expensive is the "Premium." One step up from that is the "Premium Plus" which includes everything in the Premium along with a handful of additional features. Then at the top is the "Prestige," which not only packs on the luxury, but is so prestigious it might get you a better parking spot at a nice restaurant.

Audi's outstanding Multimedia Interface (MMI) is available on the e-tron with brilliant navigation graphics and an integrated WiFi hotspot. New for 2017 is the availability of Audi's "Virtual Cockpit" all-digital instrumentation and a newly revised nose with new headlights and a modified grille. Plus there are new taillights for all those taillight enthusiasts out there.

Like every other market segment, the plug-in hybrid crowd is getting thicker by the year. It can be confusing making sense of all the manufacturers' performance claims and technical distinctions. That's why you should make use of every tool here on Edmunds to find the right plug-in and get it at a keen price.

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Overview

The 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual.

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2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Gas Mileage

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
34 compined MPG,

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
34 compined MPG,

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
34 compined MPG,

EPA Est. MPG34
Transmission6-speed automated manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.4 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Curb Weight3616 lbs.