2013 Audi A3

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2013 Audi A3
2013 Audi A3

New For 2013

The 2013 model year is a quiet one for the A3, which is no surprise as this model is about to go in for a redesign. Expect a new version for 2014, which will be available as a four-door sedan as well.


A premium-brand subcompact seemed strange when the Audi A3 first arrived in 2006, but the market seems to be coming around to the idea. Witness the Lexus CT200h, the Volvo C30, and now the Acura ILX and the Buick Verano. The reason for this trend is that there are enough places in the United States—in large cities, for instance—where space is at a premium and small but versatile cars make sense. Often, those urban buyers are wealthy enough to afford a luxury vehicle. Being an Audi, the A3 has its share of premium equipment such as standard leather, but it is based on the last-generation Volkswagen Golf, and that means it’s getting on in years. That’s evident in its packaging—interior room is at a premium—and in its fuel economy. There are plenty of bigger cars that get better gas mileage than the A3 with its 2.0T four-cylinder. The available TDI engine, however, needs no excuses. It hits 42 mpg on the highway and comes standard with Audi’s benchmark dual-clutch automatic transmission. We think a torque-happy turbo-diesel is a much more pleasant way to break the 40-mpg barrier than in a breathless, underpowered hybrid. The only bummer is that, unlike the 2.0T, the diesel engine can’t be had with a manual transmission, nor can it be combined with all-wheel drive.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. Rear side air bags are optional.

You'll like:

  • Fast and luxurious
  • Fuel economy (TDI)
  • Available all-wheel drive

You won't like:

  • It’s not cheap
  • Fuel economy (2.0T)
  • Aging design

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A3

  • Acura ILX
  • Lexus CT200h
  • Mini Cooper
  • Volvo C30
2014 Audi A3 Right Rear Angle
After going against the grain by introducing the A3 to the U.S. market in hatchback-only form, Audi is quietly capitulating to prevailing tastes by offering the 2014 A3 in a conventional four-door sedan for the 2014 model year. The timing of this new model could not be more coincidental with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which closely matches the Audi in price-point and packaging. This formerly forgotten market segment is about to heat up. The A3 sedan was also shown at last month's 2013 New York Auto Show.
Audi A3 Sedan Teaser Front Three Quarter
There's a cryptic video from Audi on its YouTube channel featuring a compact car with quilted seats, which means only one thing: there's a new Audi A3 headed to the New York Auto Show.
Audi A3 E Tron Front Three Quarter 2
Don't let the e-tron name fool you: the all-new Audi A3 e-tron is actually a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle capable of returning roughly 188 mpg on the European combined test cycle.
2014 Audi RS Q3 Front Three Quarter
First there was the TT RS, then the RS 3 Sportback. Now Audi is introducing a third model to wear RS badges and use its 2.5-liter turbocharged I-5: the RS Q3 compact utility vehicle.

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2013 Audi A3 Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
200 hp @ 5100rpm
207 ft lb of torque @ 1800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
5,000 miles / 12 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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