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Audi A3
EXPERT RATING
7.6
/ 10
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Audi A3 Pricing and Specs

2021 price from
$36,600*

The Audi A3 is available from $36,600 to $62,000 for the 2021 range of models in Sedan, Other and Convertible body types.

If you had to describe the A3 to someone who knew nothing about Audis you’d probably start by referring to it as being a lot like Volkswagen Golf, which, funnily enough, it is. Audi is part of the giant Volkswagen Group (along with VW itself, plus Porsche, Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini) and when it came time for the more premium German passenger car maker to launch a hatch, back in 1996, they had a handy template to start with. To make the A3 seem more sporty than the Golf - seen very much as a 'commoner’s' car in Europe - they initially gave it only three doors, but later versions grew to a more practical five.

With trim levels ranging from the A3 30 Tfsi (1.0 Tfsi) to the A3 40 Tfsi Quattro S Line Plus, the Audi is, of course, nicer and plusher, and generally a bit zippier, than a Golf, although the gap has narrowed in recent years as VWs have become classier. Cynical types would point out that you’re buying the same basic product, however, for a much higher price ($36,600-$62,000), mainly for the sake of that four-ringed badge cache.

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Year Price From Price To
2021 $36,600 $62,000
2020 $26,100 $64,130
2019 $23,900 $57,310
2018 $23,200 $54,120
2017 $21,900 $44,660
2016 $18,200 $40,810
2015 $16,000 $34,650
2014 $12,900 $27,280
2013 $8,800 $27,280
2012 $7,400 $24,860
2011 $6,500 $22,880
2010 $6,100 $21,010
2009 $5,900 $17,710
2008 $5,400 $16,280
2007 $4,300 $13,530
2006 $3,900 $12,100
2005 $3,700 $14,520
2004 $3,700 $14,300
2003 $3,900 $8,250
2002 $3,900 $8,250
2001 $3,700 $7,920
2000 $3,600 $7,700
1999 $3,600 $7,700
1998 $3,800 $7,700
1997 $3,800 $7,040

Audi A3 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi A3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Audi A3: replacement key cost

    The cost of replacing a key fob really depends on the variant and year of your A3. It's hard to say what you should do without more information, you might find our article on replacing your key fob helpful.

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  • Best fuel efficient city car for off road?

    The Suzuki is the best bet, by far. Avoid the older Audi, it's likely to be too costly in terms of service and repairs, the Impreza is a good car, so too is the Liberty, but the best is the Suzuki.

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  • A3 turbo lag?

    There is nothing wrong with the car. What you are experiencing is called "turbo lag" and it happens as it takes time for the exhaust gases to spin the turbocharger that boosts power in the engine. The best way to adjust is to push the accelerator a little earlier than you might normally think but ease into it instead of stomping it to the floor.

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