Used 2016 Audi A3

2016 Audi A3
List price range
$16,890 - $26,500

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)
58,730 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
List$16,890
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
31,948 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$21,609
Est.Loan: $394/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
20,749 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$21,988
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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2016 AUDI A3 2.0T<br><br>1 OWNER CARFAX<br><br>CERTIFIED PREOWNED<br><br>HEATED FRONT SEATS<br><br>LEATHER SEATS<br><br>AUDI ADVANCED KEY<br><br>SPORT SUSPENSION<br><br>HOMELINK<br><br>PANORAMA SUNROOF<br><br>REARVIEW CAMERA<br><br>SATELLITE RADIO
Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
38,051 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
List$17,841
Est.Loan: $325/mo
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Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
23,197 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
List$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***VERY SHARP ONE OWNER A3 WITH THE S LINE PACKAGE...................................2016 AUDI A3 PREMIUM SEDAN, BLACK WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER SUNROOF, DRIVERS POWER SEAT WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, HEATED SEATS, DUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, PARKTRONIC, TRACTION CONTROL, PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 23K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX, DEALER SERVICED WITH BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
20,782 miles
Cpo 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
(7)
Rockville Audi
19.2 mi away
List$20,981
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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AUDI CERTIFIED 2016 A3 1.8T WITH HEATED SEATS, IPOD INTERFACE, BLUETOOTH, XENON LIGHTS!! COMES WITH AUDI CARE PRE-PAID SCHEDULED SERVICE UP TO 45K MILES/5 YEARS!! ENJOY XENON LIGHTS, RAIN/LIGHT SENSORS, LEATHER SEATS, PANORAMIC SUNROOF, HEATED POWER MIRRORS, SIRIUS RADIO AND MUCH MORE!! AUDI CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED ADDS 1 YEAR AND UNLIMITED MILES OF COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE FOR A TOTAL OF 5 YEARS FROM ORIGNIAL 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!! WE ARE ALSO KNOWN FOR GREAT FINANCING WITH RATES ON APPROVED CREDIT FROM 3.9% APR AND TERMS UP TO 84 MONTH BASED UPON VEHICLE AND LENDER CONDITIONS. ALL TYPES OF CREDIT MAY BE APPROVED AND FINANCED WITH ROCKVILLE AUDI. 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 DC/BALTIMORE AIRPORTS.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
10,097 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
(10)
Audi Bethesda
21.3 mi away
List$26,500
Est.Loan: $483/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
5,111 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
Audi Arlington
24.4 mi away
List$25,987
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
36,037 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
List$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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A3 1.8T Premium 6-Speed S tronic� Automatic Black w/Leather Seating Surfaces, Audi Advanced Key, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front dual zone A/C, Heated Front Seats, High intensity discharge headlights: Xenon plus, Homelink - Black, Power moonroof, Sport Suspension, Wheels: 8.0 x 18 10-Spoke-Audi-Sport. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 33/23 Highway/City MPG Audi Silver Spring Pre-Owned Sales is proud to offer this vehicle for sale. It is the BEST PRICED with this equipment and miles! It is still under FACTORY WARRANTY, has been meticulously inspected, maintained and well priced. Call or click and you will experience a better way to buy. We will provide you a free copy of the CARFAX Report and our full inspection records shop bills. Ask us about the details; it is all in the details. Please check us out at WWW.DEALERRATER.COM. Print this listing and receive an additional $200 OFF the Special Internet Sale Price. *See Dealer For Details* *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
49,680 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$18,700
Est.Loan: $341/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
45,574 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$21,250
Est.Loan: $387/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
24,519 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
List$23,988
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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PREMIUM PLUS PACKAGE,S LINE STYLE PACKAGE,Dual Moonroof,Leather Seats,Bluetooth Connection,AUDI FIRST AID KIT,All Wheel Drive,BLACK CLOTH HEADLINER,BRILLIANT BLACK,TITANIUM GRAY; LEATHER SEATING SURFACES This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. You can find this 2016 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus and many others like it at Audi Hunt Valley. This Audi includes: BLACK CLOTH HEADLINER PREMIUM PLUS PACKAGE Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Power Passenger Seat Passenger Adjustable Lumbar BRILLIANT BLACK TITANIUM GRAY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES Leather Seats S LINE STYLE PACKAGE AUDI FIRST AID KIT (PIO) *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This 2016 Audi A3 has great acceleration and wonderful styling without sacrificing exceptional fuel economy. No matter the varying terrain or weather conditions, this all-wheel drive vehicle will help you reach your destination safely and securely in a well-appointed cabin with many features found on cars twice the price. You can tell this 2016 Audi A3 has been pampered by the fact that it has less than 24,519mi and appears with a showroom shine. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Audi A3 More information about the 2016 Audi A3: The Audi A3 competes against other compact premium cars such as the BMW 2-Series, the Mercedes CLA and, to a lesser extent, the MINI Cooper. In past decades, owning a small car meant dealing with little more than bare bones transportation. These days though, owners of small cars need not be deprived of anything, and the A3 looks to continue that trend by offering a vehicle with a small footprint but with luxury-car performance and amenities. The A3 starts under $31,000. This model sets itself apart with clean styling, three body styles, including convertible, upscale feel, high-performance S3, Compact size, available all-wheel drive, and hybrid model *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
27,354 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
List$23,988
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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2.0L 4-Cylinder TFSI, 6-Speed S tronic? Automatic, quattro, Leather. CARFAX One-Owner. 2016 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus quattro Black quattro 6-Speed S tronic? Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder TFSIReviews: * 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. Source: EdmundsOdometer is 682 miles below market average! 33/24 Highway/City MPGBill Kidd's in Automotive in Cockeysville, MD treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern.Perhaps a pre-owned, certified pre-owned vehicle or one of the many other used cars in our Cockeysville lot is the best fit for you. Each is thoroughly inspected by a trained technician and must meet the high expectations of all Bill Kidd's vehicles. Even if we don't carry the precise make and model you really want, we can help you find it. CALL US AT 1-855-422-8115 OR VISIT US 24/7 ON THE WEB AT www.billkidds.com.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
24,321 miles
Cpo 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
Audi Richmond
95 mi away
List$25,995
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
36,810 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
0
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$24,995
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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%2A%2AAUDI CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED WARRANTY%2A%2A CARFAX One-Owner. Certified. Silver 2016 Audi A3 2.0T Premium quattro quattro 6-Speed S tronic Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder TFSI quattro, Black w/Leather Seating Surfaces, ABS brakes, Audi Advanced Key, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Sport Suspension, Traction control, Wheels%3A 8.0 x 18 10-Spoke-Audi-Sport.
Audi A3 2016 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
21,536 miles
Used 2016
Audi A3
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro
List$22,375
Est.Loan: $408/mo
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$300 Below Market
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All the right ingredients! Need gas? I don't think so. At least not very much! 33 MPG Hwy** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee** This fantastic Audi is one of the most sought after vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down** New In Stock** All Wheel Drive.. Less than 22k miles!!! You don't have to worry about depreciation on this superb 2.0T Premium!!!!** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Xenon headlights, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Knee airbags - Driver and passenger, Rear fog lights, Self-leveling headlights - Self-leveling, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors, Stability control...Other features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Sunroof... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
Audi A3 2016 1.8 TFSI Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
16,328 miles
Cpo 2016
Audi A3
1.8 TFSI Premium
(7)
Rockville Audi
19.2 mi away
List$21,482
Est.Loan: $391/mo
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*AUDI CERTIFIED 2016 AUDI A3 1.8T PREMIUM WITH AUDI ADVANCED KEY, HEATED SEATS, BACKUP CAMERA AND PANORAMIC SUNROOF! C*OMES WITH AUDI CARE PRE-PAID SCHEDULED SERVICE UP TO 45K MILES/5 YEARS!! THIS A3 HAS IT ALL WITH XENON PLUS HEADLIGHTS, RAIN & LIGHT SENSOR, POWER ADJUSTABLE EXTERIOR MIRRORS, HEATED POWER LEATHER SEATS, DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, 3-SPOKE LEATHER MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL, AUDI PARKING SYSTEM PLUS WITH REARVIEW CAMERA, AM/FM/SAT/CD AUDIO WITH SD CARD READER & AUX-IN, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, BLUETOOTH, DRIVER INFORMATIONS YSTEM, HOMELINK GARAGE DOOR OPENER, 17 5-SPOKE-STAR-DESIGN WHEELS WITH ALL-SEASON TIRES 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 DC/BALTIMORE AIRPORTS.

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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.

trim levels & features

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.

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Audi A3.

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, 6/7/2016
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, 9/9/2016
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.
Small Luxury at reasonable price
Kee Fly, 2/8/2017
After having BMWs to Audis (I even did a brief stint in a honda accord, yuck) I found this to be the most likable. I loved my a4 and s4, but due to older age, needed something brand new, didn't want to sacrifice acceleration or comfort. The a3 is noticeably smaller than the a4 of today, same size as the a4 of previous generations. My wife and I fit up front perfectly and comfortably and my 100lb lab in the back. Plenty of trunk space. What attracts me is the fact that it still feels almost as fast as my b8 s4, with the fuel economy that doesn't hurt the wallet. Really the only downside is getting black, I was her a lot. I urge any and everyone to just take a test drive, Great commuter car, fantastic weekend car to the country with the wonderful panoramic sunroof. Skip the nav, your iPhone can do everything anyways. Do get an upgraded stereo. I have basic (audi concert) it sucks when i want to jam I have it turned almost 85-90. Get bose or B&O.
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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

More about the 2016 Audi A3
Used 2016 Audi A3 Overview

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

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Audi A3 trim styles:

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