Expert reviews on the 2018 Audi A3
The Audi A3 is the most affordable vehicle in the Audi new vehicle lineup, and yet it offers all the features and driving dynamics that so many vehicle owners have come to love about the German automaker’s vehicle range.
The 2018 Audi A3 is an impressive blend of performance and comfort
The 2018 Audi A3 has just arrived at Glenmore Audi in Calgary where it starts at just $32,800. Quattro all-wheel drive is available at just $37,600. The 2018 Audi A3 is powered by a 186-horsepower engine that also delivers 221 pound-feet of torque and an impressive 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers in average fuel economy.
That said, Quattro models come with a 220-horsepower engine that has averages 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers and still gets to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.
No question about it, there is a lot to love about the new A3. It therefore comes as no surprise that it has received very positive reviews since it was refreshed last year.
Let’s have a look at what the experts think of the new A3!
The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.
Audi focused the A3's cabin around its impressive Virtual Cockpit. While the 12.3-inch display replaces a traditional instrument cluster, it effectively does the job of the traditional center display, integrating navigation, communication, entertainment, and vehicle data into a beautiful, unified housing.
The A3 boasts impressive standard safety equipment, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert is available on mid-range Premium Plus and standard on range-topping Prestige models, while a rearview camera is standard across the range. The A3 should carry on with last year's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating – The Car Connection
With 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the A3 provides plenty of power to accelerate with purpose yet still returns good fuel economy figures. Handling is noteworthy, with a direct feel and cornering that's both entertaining and reassuring – Edmunds.com
The bite-size A3 wraps up everything we love about Audis in a handsome, nice-handling package. Steering is precise, the ride composed; fit and finish are superb. Four-door sedan and two-door softtop convertible versions are offered. A 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic drive either the front or all four wheels – Car & Driver
Come and discover the 2018 Audi A3 today at Glenmore Audi in Calgary!