Used 2016 Audi A3

2016 Audi A3
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2016 Audi A3

Pros

  • Cabin offers the design you anticipate and doesn't skimp on materials
  • fuel-efficient engines still deliver respectable thrust
  • manages corners and bumps equally well
  • ample standard equipment
  • top crash test scores.

Cons

  • Trunk is small
  • backseat is suitable for younger people only
  • no USB port to plug in any of your devices.

Used 2016 Audi A3 for Sale

Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
27,283 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
12,346 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
(17)
Honda Of Chantilly
9.4 mi away
List$28,999
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
26 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
Porsche of Tysons Corner
14.9 mi away
List$23,690
Est.Loan: $431/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
72,529 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(6)
Stohlman Volkswagen
15.3 mi away
List$17,547
Est.Loan: $320/mo
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$300 Below Market
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AUDI A3 PREMIUM QUATTRO ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** BLUETOOTH ** BACK UP CAMERA ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
76,178 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
67,685 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$17,472
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**GRIPPY A3 AWD**PREMIUM PLUS ($2700)**TECHNOLOGY PKG ($2700)BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND )$950)**HEATED SEATS ($500)**NAVIGATION**MOON ROOF**LEATHER SEATS**BACKUP CAMERA**OFF LEASE FROM AUDI**1 OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** All Wheel Drive!!!AWD.. Great MPG: 33 MPG Hwy** NEW LOW PRICE... CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee. Safety equipment includes: ABS, Xenon headlights, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag...Other features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Sunroof... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
31,530 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
Sheehy Used Auto Outlet
19 mi away
List$18,759
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
45,435 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(6)
Rockville Audi
19.2 mi away
List$18,694
Est.Loan: $341/mo
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*AUDI CERTIFIED 2016 AUDI A3 QUATTRO, HEATED SEATS, BLUETOOTH, XENON LIGHTS!! *THERE IS SO MUCH TO ENJOY WITH THIS A3 WITH HEATED POWER LEATHER SEATS, POWER ADJUSTABLE EXTERIOR MIRRORS, DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, 3-SPOKE LEATHER MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL, AUDI PARKING SYSTEM PLUS WITH REARVIEW CAMERA, AMFMSATCD AUDIO WITH SD CARD READER & AUX-IN, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEM AND SO MUCH MORE!! AUDI CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED ADDS 1 YEAR AND UNLIMITED MILES OF COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE FOR A TOTAL OF 5 YEARS FROM ORGINIAL PURCHASE DATE. AUDI CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED IS AS CLOSE TO NEW AS USED GETS...IN SOME CASES WITH WARRANTY COVERAGE LONGER THAN THAT OF A NEW CAR. ROCKVILLE AUDI, THE MID ATLANTIC'S NUMBER 1 CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED DEALERSHIP!! ALSO AVAILABLE ON MOST CARS UP TO 10 YEARS OLD AND LESS THAN 120K MILES ARE OPTIONAL VEHICLE SERVICE CONTRACTS WHICH CAN OFTEN BE INCLUDED DIRECTLY WITH YOUR FINANCING OR CASH PAYMENT. MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED WITH OVER 120 POINT INSPECTION PERFORMED BY A TRAINED TECHNICIAN. BUYERS SHOULD TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT MARYLAND HAS ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE STATE INSPECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY. BUYERS COME FROM FAR AND WIDE FOR THE VALUE AVAILABLE WITH A SONIC PRE-OWNED VEHICLE. WE REGULARLY PICK-UP CLIENTS THAT USE OUR LOCAL ACCESS TO METRO AND AMTRAK, OR BY DCBALTIMORE AIRPORTS.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
15,671 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(12)
Audi Bethesda
21.3 mi away
List$27,500
Est.Loan: $501/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
30,094 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(97)
Select Auto Imports
24.9 mi away
List$27,995
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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Dealer Notes
We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. 2016 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro Cabriolet S Tronic *Monsoon Gray Metallic ($575) Exterior and Black Interior *ONLY 30,094 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $42,505.00 *18'' 10-Spoke Wheels ($800) *Heated Front Seats ($500) *2.0L TFSI 220hp / 256 lb-ft I4 engine *6-Speed S Tronic Transmission *Split Folding Rear Seat *Satellite Radio *Audio Sound System *Dual Zone Climate Automatic Control *Audi Parking System Plus with Rearview Camera *Still Under Full Factory Warranty *We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. *Several more to choose from as well. We can arrange to ship your car Nationwide. Please contact us for more details. 1-877-971-9100 Select Auto Imports, 5630 South Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22310 -RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov All prices are subject to change without prior notice and are exclusive of any State or County fees and taxes for all buyers, in state and out. There will be fees applied to your final purchase price along with a Processing Fee of $599.00. (Not required by law).
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
29,540 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
(1)
Volvo Cars Of Frederick
25.6 mi away
List$24,699
Est.Loan: $450/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
62,763 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(17)
BMW of Catonsville
42.3 mi away
List$19,248
Est.Loan: $351/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
16,840 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
Carvana - Washington DC
46 mi away
List$23,300
Est.Loan: $424/mo
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Dealer Notes
Can't get your mind off a 2016AudiA3 with 10 cu. ft. of cargo space? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without having to wrestle with a salesperson! While sedans are the most common vehicle out there, this A3 is more than meets the eye. This A3's available AWD will also give you that extra bit of security in case the weather takes a turn for the worse on your way home. Enjoy the comfortable (and easy to clean) leather seats. Let the sun stream in on those beautiful summer days with this Sedan's sunroof. Keep your butt warm through the cold winters with these heated seats. You can also avoid any issues with a lead foot by engaging the cruise control on this A3. Safely communicate with friends and family using the Bluetooth hands-free calling. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
44,629 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$17,897
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
36,573 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
(3)
Criswell Acura
52 mi away
List$23,314
Est.Loan: $425/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
11,012 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
(45)
Alpha Motor Sports
52.5 mi away
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**WE FINANCE** 11K MILES / SUNROOF / HID HEADLIGHTS/ PREMIUM WHEELS WITH GREAT TIRES / ALL WHEEL DRIVE/ AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION / HEATED LEATHER SEATS AND ALL OTHER POWER OPTIONS****FREE DELIVERY FOR UP TO 500 MILE RADIUS $0.40-$0.60per mile after 500-mile radius. Ask your salesperson for up to additional 6years or 100k miles extended warranty for under $2000 on qualified vehicles. � $199 for ceiling DVD or $799 for dual headrestDVD�s on qualified vehicles. We reserve the rights to end this listing or anyother listings at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for saleand sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: allvehicles sold are subject to $695.00 dealer processing fee. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state county city taxes and feesas well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will beregistered. SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASHCERTIFIED FUNDS MONEY ORDER AND EFT's. TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAYVARY. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ONEQUIPMENT VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY due to previous accident(s). Customersmust confirm all the options with the manufacturer and the remaining warrantywith the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. We print Carfax historyon the same day that we buy the vehicle from different sources AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for any changes to Carfax history in the futurePlease print your own most updated Carfax history from www.carfax.com**
Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
21,528 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$21,998
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
40,105 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
Hertz Car Sales Baltimore
55.9 mi away
List$19,495
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Just because it has a premium badge doesn't mean it's out of your reach. Attractive, upscale and fun to drive, the 2016 Audi A3 sets the standard for the new, smaller crop of entry-level luxury cars. Check out what this German sedan is all about.

vehicle overview

The 2016 Audi A3 marks the second year of production for Audi's compact sedan and soft-top convertible (Cabriolet), but the honeymoon's far from over. Like the original A4 from the late 1990s, the pint-sized A3 has struck a chord with shoppers who appreciate its relatively modest dimensions and pricing. Unlike many entry-level luxury models over the years, the A3 manages to capture the essence of the brand, delivering authentic Audi style, quality and performance despite its affordability. You're not slumming it if you choose the A3; you're just picking the Audi that happens to fit your life.

Snowy mountains aside, the 2016 Audi A3's standard all-wheel drive helps improve traction in poor road conditions.

Indeed, the only real compromise is the A3's limited passenger and cargo space, which is inevitable for a car of this size. If you often have rear passengers or big loads to haul, you'll likely find the A3 sedan's backseat and trunk underwhelming, to say nothing of the even tighter convertible. But if you can live with those shortcomings, you won't find much else to gripe about. From its sharp handling and peppy acceleration to its strong fuel economy and well-equipped cabin, the A3 has a lot to offer, even if you can afford some of Audi's pricier offerings.

The A3 sedan's primary rival is the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan. The CLA is stylish, but the Audi beat it handily in an Edmunds comparison test. We also recommend the A3 over the underwhelming 2016 Acura ILX. If you're looking for more room or versatility, you'll probably want to check out the base versions of slightly larger models, such as the sporty and sophisticated BMW 320i and the fashion-forward Lexus IS 250. As for the A3 Cabriolet, it faces stiff competition from the BMW 2 Series, which is even more engaging from behind the wheel. But if your lifestyle calls for a genuine luxury car in a tidy little wrapper, the 2016 Audi A3 is the best of the breed.

2016 Audi A3 configurations

The 2016 Audi A3 comes either as a four-door compact sedan with seating for five or a two-door convertible (Cabriolet) with seating for four and a power-folding fabric roof. There are three main trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Trim levels for the sedan and convertible have essentially the same equipment.

The base Premium trim level comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, heated mirrors and windshield-washer nozzles, a rearview camera, automatic wipers, cruise control, a panoramic sunroof (sedan), an eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar (sedan only), leather upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the MMI electronics interface (with a console-mounted controller and a power-retractable display), dual-zone automatic climate control and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, HD radio and an SD card slot.

The Premium Plus adds 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Audi's proprietary digital music interface (with an iPod cable), heated front seats and an eight-way power passenger seat with four-way power lumbar (sedan only).

A3 Prestige models come standard with a navigation system and an upgraded MMI controller.

The Prestige adds an "S line" exterior appearance package, an LED Lighting package (including LED headlights and LED ambient interior lighting), power-folding exterior mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a forward collision mitigation system and a Technology package (including a color trip computer, mobile 4G LTE connectivity with WiFi hotspot capability, mobile-app integration, an upgraded MMI system with an improved display and a touch-sensitive controller, voice controls, a navigation system with Google Earth imagery, lane-departure warning and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system).

The S line, LED Lighting and Technology packages are optional on the Premium Plus, while all of the Technology package's contents except lane-departure warning are offered as a separate bundle on Premium. The Bang & Olufsen stereo is offered as a stand-alone option on the Premium Plus.

Available as stand-alone options on the Premium are the Audi music interface (with iPod cable), keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats and 18-inch wheels.

For the Premium Plus and Prestige, a Sport package is available that adds a lowered sport suspension, front sport seats, steering wheel shift paddles and adjustable vehicle settings (Drive Select). The sport suspension is available separately on all three trims.

Additional options include 19-inch wheels (except Premium) and, for the sedan only, a black cloth headliner and rear side airbags.

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the A3 Premium adds a rearview camera, parking sensors and heated mirrors and washer nozzles as standard, while the features on higher trim levels have been mildly reshuffled. There's also a new "S line" style package to dress up the A3's appearance.

Performance & mpg

Every 2016 Audi A3 comes standard with a six-speed automated manual transmission that operates like a regular automatic. There are three available engines: a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder (1.8 TFSI), a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (2.0 TFSI) and a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder (2.0 TDI). The 1.8 TFSI is rated at 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0 TFSI pumps out 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. The 2.0 TDI checks in at 150 hp and 236 lb-ft.

The 1.8 TFSI is the standard engine in both the sedan and the convertible. It comes solely with front-wheel drive. Audi estimates that the 1.8 TFSI sedan will go from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, with the convertible needing an additional 0.2 second. EPA fuel-economy estimates stand at 27 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway) for the sedan and 28 mpg combined (24/35) for the convertible.

The 2.0 TFSI is optional on both body styles. All-wheel drive is standard with this engine. In Edmunds testing, an A3 2.0 TFSI sedan accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a quick 5.8 seconds, while the heavier 2.0 TFSI convertible needed 6.2 seconds. The EPA rates the sedan at 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) and the convertible at 26 mpg combined (23/32).

The 2.0 TDI is offered only on the sedan and comes standard with all-wheel drive. In our testing, the A3 2.0 TDI went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, though its generous torque makes it feel quicker in real-world driving. The diesel A3 returns an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined (31/43).

Safety

Every 2016 Audi A3 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front knee airbags, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and automatic seatbelt tightening and window closing (Audi Pre Sense Basic) in the case of a potential frontal collision. Rear side airbags are optional for sedans.

The Prestige adds lane-departure warning and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking (Audi Pre Sense Front).

In Edmunds brake testing, an A3 2.0 TFSI with 17-inch wheels and all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, which is a few feet better than average. An A3 2.0 TFSI Cabriolet recorded a 120-foot stop. An A3 TDI with the optional (and grippier) 18-inch summer tires stopped in just 105 feet, a superlative performance.

In government crash tests, the 2016 Audi A3 sedan was awarded the top five-star rating overall, including four stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the A3 sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in its small-overlap frontal-offset, moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests. The A3's seat and head-restraint design was also deemed "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Driving

Compared with other small luxury cars, the 2016 Audi A3 feels more grown-up: an honest-to-goodness luxury car instead of a fancy compact. The ride is composed yet compliant with the standard 17-inch all-season tires, while the turbocharged engines provide a solid wallop of low-end torque that instills confidence. The cabin remains pleasantly quiet on the highway -- another marker of luxury status. If you opt for the slightly noisier 18-inch or 19-inch tires (as we did on the Edmunds.com long-term A3 2.0 TFSI), you'll find that the ride is still livable, but we've noticed additional harshness over significant bumps and ruts.

The 2016 Audi A3 is a nimble-handling car that's entertaining to drive.

The A3 feels a bit disconnected at lower speeds because of its light steering effort, but it perks up when you drive it with purpose. This athletic character is particularly pronounced with the larger summer tires, which yield higher limits and sharper reactions to driver inputs. The available steering-wheel shift paddles add to the sporty feel, though the automated manual transmission is rewardingly quick and precise in every model. And when the fun's over, the A3's humble size makes it a cinch to park in small spaces.

Interior

The 2016 A3's exterior closely resembles that of other Audis, and the result is an interior that's a standout for the price. The jet-engine-inspired air vents and expensive-feeling switchgear are suitably luxurious, as is the fluid action of the MMI display as it rises automatically from its slot in the top of the dashboard. From the A3's driver or passenger seat, there's little indication that this is the cheapest new Audi you can buy.

The 2016 Audi A3's interior boasts high-quality materials and solid build quality.

In typical Audi fashion, the MMI system comes in two versions. You get a rotary controller on the center console either way, but the upgraded system adds a navigation system, an upgraded display and voice controls, as well as a touchpad on top of the controller that lets you scrawl letters with your finger when entering a destination. Whichever one you choose, the knob-based interface may be confusing at first if you're accustomed to traditional dash-mounted buttons, but we've found MMI to be one of the more intuitive infotainment systems with regular use. One downside is Audi's continued use of a proprietary iPod interface, which isn't nearly as versatile as a regular USB port.

Backseat space in the A3 is another potential drawback. It's true that average-sized adults actually fit OK, so in that regard the A3 might be roomier than you expect. It's also more accommodating than the Mercedes CLA-Class. But the reality is that the A3 is still pretty mediocre back there; there's more room to stretch out in an Acura ILX or other slightly larger sedans, such as the A4. The A3 convertible is even tighter, so unless your rear riders are kids, they likely won't be happy on longer trips.

Trunk space is likewise limited. The sedan has a tiny 10-cubic-foot cargo hold (with all-wheel drive; the front-drive A3 is a bit roomier at 12.3) that isn't much good for holding more than a golf bag or a couple pieces of luggage. The rear seats do fold down flat to help with loading of longer items, though. The convertible's trunk is essentially the same at 9.9 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Bang for your buck
Sid T.,11/19/2015
This is my first Audi. I've always been a fan of the A3, even before it was changed to a sedan. When the sedan came out, I knew I was going to get that car. Although one of the bad things that this car is always dinged on - The Backseats - I have no complaints. Sure, it's tight back there but I'm never in the back seats so I don't really care that it's small. Perky little engine! So much fun to drive. I can't say that I've driven up the arroyo parkway at about 80-90 mph though.... lol The fuel mileage can be better but then again, I live in Los Angeles and it's stop and go traffic at any point of the day. I have gotten great mileage when I hit an open road. Sound system is good. I feel like there's a slight delay on initial accelaration but I may just have to tweak the settings to fix that. Overall, it's a great car to drive and you get your monies worth.
A Goldilocks car: just right!
smerdyakov,06/07/2016
I was considering trading my 2014 S4 for a 2017 A4, but the annoying center display and contradictory options packages eliminated the A4. I then turned to the A3, which I had thought would be too small: I was wrong, at least for the way I use my car (mostly local driving, usually only with one passenger). I bought a 2.0 Quattro Premium Plus with the sport package, and it accelerates much better than I expected, nearly as well as my S4 did (being smaller and much lighter helps in that regard). As one expects of Audi, the fit and finish, inside and out, is excellent. As far as driving dynamics are concerned, it is very responsive and nimble, feeling much like my Porsche Boxster. Given its smaller size, it may not suit those who have to carry a lot of cargo, or those who have to carry more than one passenger. It may also not be the best car for those who drive a lot of highway miles, due to its short wheelbase. Overall, however, I recommend it highly to those people looking for a sporty, high quality smaller car.
2016 Audi A3 Love Mine!
LolaJade,09/09/2016
I was worried going from an A4 to an A3 but for the value I got for the price this car is perfect! Carlsbad Audi is awesome to work with.
Great car, but needs improvement
Ashley W,06/30/2017
I'm the biggest Audi fan - they're all I drive. When I bought this car I was so excited since it was beautiful and such a great deal. However, as sad as I am to admit it, the car has some major flaws. You wouldn't think there'd be blind spots in this car, but they're extremely dangerous. They designed the side mirrors to look sleek and sporty, but they're so small you can't see much at all. I had to purchase stick-on blind spot mirrors in order to be able to switch lanes. Anyone that drives my car has the same complaint. Also, the wipers don't go hardly fast enough in the rain. There's been times I've had to pull over because I couldn't see in a normal rainstorm. I never had this problem with my past Audis. Also, within the first year it broke down three times and had to go back to Audi to be fixed. The turbo leaked into the engine, a pipe started disintegrating, and a spark plug clogged - all within the first year. I leased the car so Audi fixed it for free but the fact that these many problems occurred when the car was brand new was extremely concerning. Otherwise the car does drive very well and gets decent mpg. I drive mostly highway to work each day and the mpg is from 30-33. The entertainment system and climate control are also great. Overall I sadly wouldn't recommend this car - which is heartbreaking because I love Audi so much.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
220 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
31 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
150 hp @ 3500 rpm
MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Audi A3 Overview

The Used 2016 Audi A3 is offered in the following submodels: A3 Sedan, A3 Convertible, A3 Diesel. Available styles include 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Premium 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Prestige 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Premium Plus 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Prestige 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Premium Plus 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TDI Prestige 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Premium Plus S Line 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TDI Premium Plus S Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), 1.8 TFSI Premium Plus S Line 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S Line quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S Line quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Audi A3 trim styles:

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Should I lease or buy a 2016 Audi A3?

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