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About the Audi A3 Plug In-Hybrid

Vehicle Summary

Looking for a plug-in hybrid that's also loaded with luxurious equipment? If so, don't pass up the Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid, also known as the A3 Sportback e-Tron. This entry-level luxury hybrid was produced from 2016 through 2018 and offers seating for up to five passengers with its sleek hatchback design. Under the hood, every A3 Plug-In Hybrid is equipped with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine and electric motor, plus an 8.8kW lithium-ion battery for a total output of up to 204 hp. 

Inside, the 2016 A3 Plug-In Hybrid offers a spacious 13.6-cubic-foot cargo area behind its rear seats, plus standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats for extra storage when you need it. For a compact hatchback, this little car makes clever use of every nook and cranny to provide ample storage while keeping you and your passengers comfortable. Meanwhile, you'll enjoy standard features that include automatic dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, and ambient cabin lighting to set the mood.

Overall, a used Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid can be a great choice if you want to enjoy all the fuel-saving benefits of a plug-in hybrid without sacrificing power, performance, or sophistication in the process. Check out a used model for yourself to see all that this stylish hatchback has to offer.

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Q: What is the Technology Package on the 2018 Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid?

A: The Technology Package, which was offered on the 2018 Prestige trim when sold new, adds features such as adaptive cruise control, power-folding side mirrors, and lane-departure warning/intervention.

Q: What is the fuel economy and range of the 2017 Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid?

A: The 2017 Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid with 1.4L four-cylinder engine, electric motor, and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 83 combined MPGe (electric) and 34 combined mpg (hybrid mode).1 The 2017 Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid also has an EPA-estimated range of 16 miles on a full charge (electric only) and an EPA-estimated range of 380 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas.2

Q: Does the 2016 Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid come with a rearview camera?

A: Yes, every 2016 A3 Plug-In Hybrid comes standard with a rearview camera.

Q: How do you charge the Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid?

A: The Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid can be charged using a standard Level 1 charger (such as a 120-volt household wall outlet) or a Level 2 240-volt outlet. This plug-in hybrid also uses regenerative braking to sporadically recharged its lithium-ion battery using kinetic energy when the brake pedal is depressed; however, this method will not provide a full battery charge.

Q: Was the Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid discontinued?

A: Yes, the final year of production for the Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid was 2018.

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

2EPA-estimated 16-mile range based on 83 MPGe combined estimate. EPA-estimated 380-mile range based on EPA-estimated 34 combined mpg and 83 combined MPGe. Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge and full tank of gas (if applicable). Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid Trim Configurations

For its three years of production, the Audi A3 Plug-In Hybrid was offered in the same three trim configurations. Wondering which trim best suits your tastes? Check out a sampling of features from each 2017 trim below to inform your research.


  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Leather upholstery

Premium Plus

  • Heated front seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Upgraded interior and exterior trim accents
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror


  • Heated and power-folding side mirrors
  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot3
  • Smartphone integration
  • Built-in navigation with voice controls
  • 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system

3Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.

Reviews for Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid

Overall Rating

4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Great car, but salesman was not forthcoming

Like I said before... great car, but the battery life is depleted. Display says 20 miles (EV), and it maybe lasts 3 miles. Did not install license plate holder in rear, and multiple sets of cosmetic damage that I was told would be taken care of- shame on me for not checking again. Also gave me a tire changing kit, without a spare tire.


  • Ride and Handling: Sleek and stylish
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  • Power: Battery life depleted
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- Charlie L., 2017 Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid

Best car ever!

CarMax is a great company!


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- Daniel Sessler, 2017 Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid

Great gas mileage from a premium auto maker

Pros: Amazing gas mileage. I'm getting 60+mpg Very Comfortable for the driver and front passenger Roomy enough for trips with large items Cons: The technology is a bit clunky but works well. The rear seats have little leg room, so things can get cramped with 4 passengers.


  • Fuel Economy: 60+ MPG for my commute
  • Seat Comfort: Very comfortable
  • Cargo Space: Big enough to carry stuff from ikea


  • Technology and Entertainment: A bit clunky at time
  • Cost to Maintain: Its an Audi so the parts and larbor are always high
  • Interior Space: A bit cramped with more than 2 people inside

- Joe C, 2017 Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid

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