Is the 2016 Audi S3 Sedan a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2016 Audi S3 Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2016 S3 Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Prestige quattro, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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2016 audi s3 Sedan Gas Mileage
2016 audi s3 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required) 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/31 highway MPG
2016 audi s3 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required) 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/31 highway MPG
used 2016 Audi S3 Sedan Overview
The used 2016 Audi S3 Sedan is offered in the following styles: 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). Pre-owned S3 Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 292 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2016 S3 Sedan comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual.
What's a good price on a used 2016 Audi S3 Sedan?
Price comparisons for used 2016 Audi S3 trim styles:
The used 2016 Audi S3 2.0T Premium Plus quattro is priced around $36625 with average odometer reading of 20482 miles.
The used 2016 Audi S3 2.0T Prestige quattro is priced around $35900 with average odometer reading of 16869 miles.
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Vehicle 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Review Third update: Still love it! To be fair, however, if I was thinking about purchasing a new S3 today, I'd probably wait and compare it to the upcoming RS3 first, which my local Audi dealer has told me is due to arrive in November. That said, if it's in as short supply as the BMW M2 continues to be - and negotiating any sort of discount off of MSRP would be unlikely - I'd likely stick with the S3, assuming I could successfully negotiate as strong a discount as last time around. Also, to correct an earlier remark I made about the car: its HomeLink system is apparently dealer-installed, and in my case it wasn't listed separately on my invoice, for some reason (despite being charged extra for the dealer-installed tinted windows). Finally, just to note the one feature my car doesn't have that I wish it did: memory-stored seat and steering wheel positions. Considering my 2003 BMW had them, as do numerous vehicles priced less than even a base-level S3, this seems like an admittedly unusual instance of Audi cutting corners. Updated review: 3/12/17 Still couldn't be happier with it! It's still quite literally in a class of its own: it's better than the CLA 45 despite being $15K cheaper, and BMW's smallest sedan is a size up from the A3/S3 (comparable to an A4). Yes, it has most of the same underpinnings as the VW Golf R (minus the magnetic suspension, which is absolutely a must-have item), but VW still has the lingering question of how badly Dieselgate will ultimately impact resale values. Updated review: 9/10/16 It's now been four months since I bought my S3, and I remained as enamored with it as ever. Really, the *only* issue I have with the car is that it takes the A/C a while to get going, though note that I live in Texas and have to park it outside all day while at work. Still, the cold blast doesn't kick in until about 15-20 seconds after I start it, or at least it does when the temp's 95+ (which in my part of Texas is nearly every day between June and September). I also wanted to comment on remarks made in a few reviews posted since I wrote my original one. I've also had some curious issues with its Bluetooth system and my Nexus 6P phone, but much different ones than "Barmoley" apparently had. Rather than streaming music getting automatically muted, I've found that the car's Bluetooth system automatically activates the last music app I used even if I DON'T want to listen to music (and don't have *any* music apps open on my phone). The problem's not limited to either that one phone or merely Android phones; I also have an iPhone, and the *exact* same thing happens with it as well. In both cases the only way to prevent it is to turn off the phones' Bluetooth connection altogether. That said, I've never had any problems listening to either Google Maps or Waze navigation directions through the stereo. Finally, I wanted to correct one error in Jim Glass's otherwise-excellent review: the S3 does include HomeLink, and I'm pretty sure it's standard equipment. It's located in a slightly odd spot -- to the right of the driver-side visor, facing the left *window* -- but it's definitely there and has three programmable buttons. Original review: 5/20/16 As a longtime BMW aficionado, I had some doubts at first about switching my allegiance over to Audi, but after owning my S3 for a while, I have ZERO regrets. While BMW seems to have lost its way in recent years -- at least in terms of offering vehicles that truly *connect* with the road -- Audi has gone the opposite route, upping its game with its S-series of cars as BMWs have gotten increasingly bloated (in terms of price *and* literal bloat, as in curb weight). The S3 is a pocket rocket in the truest sense of the term, with razor-sharp handling and incredibly quick acceleration for a four-cylinder vehicle. BMW doesn't even *make* a comparable vehicle; its closest competitor is the M2, which is only available as a (fairly impractical) coupe. The Benz CLA 45 is the S3's only direct competition, and I found it to be subpar in nearly every way, most of all in terms of price: while I managed to negotiate a final purchase price of under $40K for my vehicle -- and that's *with* a number of options, notably the Black Optic performance package -- most of the CLAs I saw had sticker prices north of $60K! (Much like BMW, Benz goes way overboard with its options pricing.) Even a Benz C450 AMG is difficult to procure for much under $50K (and a C63 obviously costs far more.) Furthermore, the S3 is the only one of the bunch that offers a measure of practicality to go with its sportiness. Good luck trying to fit anyone over 5'10" or so in the back seat of a CLA; its roofline severely constricts rear head room. It has a surprisingly commodious trunk, with seats that fold down *far* more easily than those in any BMW I've ever owned. To be fair, rear leg room isn't great, but it's certainly better than that in a BMW 2-series (and only slightly less than that in a 3-series).
What options are available on the 2016 Audi S3 Sedan?
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Available Audi S3 2016 Sedan Trims: 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro, 2.0T Prestige quattro
Exterior Colors: Glacier White Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Brilliant Black, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl
Interior Colors: Black w/Rock Gray Stitching leather, Black premium leather, Black/Titanium leather, Magma Red w/Anthracite Stitching leather, Black leather, Black/Magma Red leather, Rotor Gray w/Anthracite Stitching Fine Nappa premium leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Mobile Internet, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Lane Departure Warning