2015 Audi A3: That's a Wrap
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on December 2, 2015
When we took delivery of our long-term 2015 Audi A3, we already had a Mercedes-Benz CLA250 in the long-term fleet. We wanted to see how these two new compact entry-level lux sedans matched against one another, given how much was riding on their flight or flop.
It's fair to say we all really, really liked the A3. It wasn't without its flaws, but as an overall project to bring young buyers into the brand, we thought it succeeded. The Benz, on the other hand, felt half-baked. Especially that ride, that bumpy, chattering ride.
The A3, meanwhile, just felt like a cozier A4. At around $40K, that coziness didn't come cheap, but we all pretty much felt the A3 hit its target. You can read more impressions from our year with the 2015 A3 here.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor