What’s the first car that comes to mind when thinking of an environmentally friendly vehicle? We’d bet it’s the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. Audi just gained a bit of credibility in the green vehicle community with its 2010 A3 TDI. The company won the highly sought-after Green Car of the Year award given by Green Car Journal.
Powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine, the A3 TDI is capable of 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on highway routes. With an impressive 236 lb.-ft. of torque, the four-door hatchback still returns the best fuel economy of any luxury vehicle in the U.S.
The 2010 Audi A3 TDI retails for $30,775 including destination. Standard features include S-line sport equipment along with 18-inch wheels. The A3 TDI has been on sale in the U.S. since November.