2015 Audi A3: Fold-Flat Rear Seats Yield Large Cargo Area
August 10, 2015
I put a bike in our 2015 Audi A3 over the weekend (not pictured). I was pleasantly surprised by the cargo space with the seats folded flat. With its front wheel removed, the entire bike (a large 29-inch wheeled mountain bike) fit without rubbing on the front seats. I've put the same bike in certain compact hatchbacks (I'm looking at you Ford Focus) and couldn't say the same.
As important, the rear seatbacks fold within a few degrees of flat, further enhancing the usability of the cargo area for hauling something bulky like a bike. We've talked before about how useful the A3's trunk is, but this is truly impressive. Here you can see the large, heavy scales we use to weigh cars in the back of the A3. Its trunk happily swallowed them with the rear seatbacks upright.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor