2018 Audi A3 Review
2018 Audi A3

Sedan A3 2.0T Premium
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General InformationA3 A3 2.0T PremiumCruze LSentra S
MSRP$31,950$16,975$16,990
ClassCompactCompactCompact
BodystyleSedanSedanSedan
Rating
Standard Standard Optional Optional
EnginesA3 A3 2.0T PremiumCruze LSentra S
1.4-liter I4 turbo 153 hpNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---28 / 39---
1.8-liter Inline-4 124 hpNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]------27 - 29 (CVT) / 35 - 37 (CVT)
2.0-liter I4 turbo 186 hpStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]26 / 35------
Transmissions
6-speed manualNot AvailableStandardStandard
7-speed dual-clutchStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)Not AvailableNot AvailableOptional
Exterior DimensionsA3 A3 2.0T PremiumCruze LSentra S
Length [in.]175.5183.7182.1
Width [in.]77.270.569.3
Height [in.]55.757.458.9
Wheelbase [in.]103.8106.3106.3
Front Track [in.]61.260.160.2
Rear Track [in.]60.161.160.2
Exterior Features
4 doorsStandardStandardStandard
Fog LightsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Rear Fog LightsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Power Door MirrorsStandardStandardStandard
Folding Door MirrorsStandardStandardStandard
Heated Door MirrorsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Power SunroofStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Interior DimensionsA3 A3 2.0T PremiumCruze LSentra S
Passenger Vol. [cu-ft.]---93.595.9
Seating Cap.555
Headroom Front [in.]36.538.939.4
Headroom Rear [in.]36.137.336.7
Legroom Front [in.]41.242.042.5
Legroom Rear [in.]35.136.137.4
Shoulderroom Front [in.]54.854.850.9
Shoulderroom Rear [in.]53.053.750.1
Hiproom Front [in.]---53.154.7
Hiproom Rear [in.]---51.953.9
Cargo Capacity [cu-ft.]12.314.815.1
Interior Features
Air ConditioningStandardStandardStandard
Dual-Zone Air ConditioningStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Automatic Air ConditioningStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Cruise ControlStandardNot AvailableStandard
CupholdersStandardStandardStandard
Power SunroofStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Power WindowsStandardStandardStandard
Rear Window DefoggerStandardStandardStandard
Remote Keyless EntryStandardStandardStandard
TachometerStandardStandardStandard
Trip ComputerStandardStandardStandard
Vehicle Information SystemStandardStandardNot Available
Garage-door TransmitterStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Cloth Seat-UpholsteryNot AvailableStandardStandard
Leather Seat-UpholsteryStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Bucket Driver's SeatStandardStandardStandard
Manual Driver AdjustmentsNot AvailableStandardStandard
Power Driver Seat AdjustmentsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Heated Driver SeatStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Bucket Passenger SeatStandardStandardStandard
Manual Passenger AdjustmentsStandardStandardStandard
Heated Passenger SeatStandardNot AvailableNot Available
6-way Front SeatNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
8-way Front SeatStandardStandardNot Available
4-way Passenger SeatNot AvailableStandardStandard
6-way Passenger SeatStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Rear Bench SeatStandardStandardStandard
Folding Rear SeatNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Split-Folding Rear SeatStandardNot AvailableStandard
RadioStandardStandardStandard
CD-PlayerStandardNot AvailableStandard
HD RadioStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Satellite-radioStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Internet AccessStandardStandardNot Available
Wireless ConnectivityStandardStandardStandard
10 SpeakersStandardNot AvailableNot Available
4 SpeakersNot AvailableStandardStandard
Safety FeaturesA3 A3 2.0T PremiumCruze LSentra S
Anti-lock BrakesStandardStandardStandard
Brake AssistStandardStandardStandard
Stability Control (ESC)StandardStandardStandard
Anti-roll ControlNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Front AirbagsStandardStandardStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandardStandardStandard
Side-Curtain AirbagsStandardStandardStandard
Knee AirbagStandardStandardNot Available
Rear Side AirbagsNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Front Anti-Whiplash Head RestraintsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Traction ControlStandardStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandardStandard
Emergency Communication SystemNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Technical Features
DrivelineFWDFWDFWD
Xenon HeadlightsStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Day-time Running-lightsStandardStandardNot Available
Parking AssistStandardStandardStandard
Security SystemStandardStandardNot Available
Theft DeterrentStandardStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandardStandard
TrackerNot AvailableStandardNot Available
Weights & Capacities
Weight [lbs.]3,1972,8352,866
Weight Distribution------60 / 40
GVWR [lbs.]------3,823
Coefficient of Drag0.30---0.29
Fuel Capacity [gal.]13.213.713.2
Steering
Power SteeringStandardStandardStandard
Tilting Steering-WheelStandardStandardStandard
Telescoping Steering-WheelStandardStandardStandard
Suspension
Front MacPherson StrutsStandardStandardStandard
Rear Multi-LinkStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Tires
Front P195/65 SR15Not AvailableStandardNot Available
Front P205/55 HR16Not AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Front P225/45 HR17StandardNot AvailableNot Available
Rear P195/65 SR15Not AvailableStandardNot Available
Rear P205/55 HR16Not AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Rear P225/45 HR17StandardNot AvailableNot Available
Brakes
Front Vented Disc BrakesStandardStandardStandard
Rear Disc BrakesStandardStandardNot Available
Rear Drum BrakesNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard