2018 Audi A3

Rating7.9

Ranked #2 in Subcompact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$31,950 - $54,900

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Key Spec of 2018 Audi A3
fuel economy

26/29/35

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

186 hp @ 4400 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Upscale and silent cabin

Claustrophobic rear row

Two USB ports and heated front seats are now standard

Impressive acceleration

No manual transmission is offered

Premium Plus trim gets blind-spot monitoring as a standard feature

Loaded with technology and features

Options drive up the price high

2018 Audi A3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 26, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Audi A3 Sedan is a subcompact sedan offered in 3 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $31,950. For that price, it mainly competes with the Acura ILX Sedan, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sedan, and the Cadillac ATS Sedan. Between 3 trims, the A3 Sedan offers 2 powertrains. The FWD models are powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 capable of making 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. However, the quattro AWD models get a similar but more powerful, 220 horsepower-making 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine. It comes paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The FWD A3 Sedan reaches 60 mph from zero in 6.6 seconds, which gets pumped up to 5.5 seconds in the AWD models. Depending on the powertrain, the A3 Sedan can manage a combined fuel economy between 27 and 29 mpg. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 9 striking colors the A3 Sedan comes in really pull you towards itself.

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Over All Rating

7.9

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#2 in Subcompact Sedan

#12 in Sedan


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Trims

Premium$31,950 onwards

  • 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

Tech Premium$33,650 onwards

  • Navigation system

Premium Plus$35,200 onwards

Prestige$40,700 onwards

Tech Premium Plus$45,550 onwards

Tech Prestige$45,550 onwards

S Tronic$54,900 onwards


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2019 Audi A3
19
Price Drop, $4000
Previous Price: $2999818 Jun 2022

2019 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$25,998
Est. $352/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,660 Below market
RMV: $29,658
Mobile, AL
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2019 Audi A3
9
Price Drop, $290
Previous Price: $2288813 Jul 2022

2019 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$22,598
Est. $306/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,128 Below market
RMV: $25,726
Inglewood, CA
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2018 Audi A3
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2018 Audi A3 Sedan

Premium Plus

$28,595
Est. $388/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,900.5 Below market
RMV: $32,495.5
Bakersfield, CA
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2017 Audi A3Home Delivery
18

2017 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$19,898
Est. $270/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,687 Below market
RMV: $22,585
Marietta, GA
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2019 Audi A3
11
Price Drop, $404
Previous Price: $2689923 Jul 2022

2019 Audi A3 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$26,495
Est. $359/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,439 Below market
RMV: $29,934
Hawthorne, NY
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2018 Audi A3
7

2018 Audi A3 Sedan

Premium

$24,191
Est. $328/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,100 Below market
RMV: $27,291
Tempe, AZ
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2018 Audi A3
21
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2749526 Jul 2022

2018 Audi A3 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

$26,995
Est. $366/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,467 Below market
RMV: $30,462
Allston, MA
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2017 Audi A3
19

2017 Audi A3 Premium

Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,298 Below market
RMV: $20,293
Houston, TX
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2017 Audi A3
4

2017 Audi A3 Sedan

Premium Plus

$23,975
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,020 Below market
RMV: $26,995
Hazleton, PA
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Colors and Styles

2018 Audi A3 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$40700

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

186 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

176 in

wheelbase

104 in

width

71 in

curb weight

3197 lbs

Height

56 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

89 cu ft

cargo volume

12.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

26/29/35 mpg

highway range

507.5 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Audi A3 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$32,140
5 Year Cost To Own
$51,204
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $51,204
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,371$2,895$2,365$2,652$2,316$13,599
Insurance$1,532$1,586$1,641$1,699$1,758$8,216
Fuel$2,094$2,157$2,221$2,288$2,357$11,117
Maintenance$74$1,194$1,259$2,604$2,238$7,369
RepairsNANANA$922$1,415$2,337
Financing Interest$1,728$1,391$1,029$643$233$5,024
Taxes and Fees$2,692$239$220$204$187$3,542
Total Cost-To-Own$11,491$9,462$8,735$11,012$10,504$51,204
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