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2017 Audi A3

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Audi A3 highlights

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Pros

  • Deluxe interior design and finish
  • Pitch-perfect powertrain delivery
  • Engaging driving experience

Cons

  • Compact trunk dimensions
  • Second-row seating is better suited to kids

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Upscale comfort and performance

If you're looking for a vehicle with refinement, power, and comfort, the 2017 Audi A3 may be right for you. This luxury compact sedan comes with great powertrain options and a comfortable, upscale cabin with plenty of convenience features. The 2017 A3 also boasts numerous driver aids, as well as an elegant and stylish exterior. With seating for up to five passengers and ample cargo space, the 2017 Audi A3 is a convenient solution for your commute, long-distance trips, and family vacations.

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What is new for the 2017 Audi A3?

  • The TDI Premium, TDI Premium Plus, and TDI Prestige trims have been discontinued for 2017.
  • A3 trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Spoiler, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Auxiliary Audio Input as standard equipment.

2017 Audi A3 trims

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Premium:

  • Comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, satellite radio, a seven-inch infotainment system, leather upholstery, and more.

  • View all Audi A3 Premiums in stock

Premium Plus

Prestige

  • Includes rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, navigation, active lane assist, premium audio system, and more.

  • View all Audi A3 Prestige in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Audi A3

1. Refined interior

2017 Audi A3 Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #1 | CarMax

The 2017 Audi A3 boasts an upscale interior with high-end materials, as well as amenities designed to make every ride enjoyable. Leather upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control are standard, as is a power-adjustable driver's seat. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth® connectivity provide enhanced communication and entertainment options. A panoramic sunroof is also standard.

2. Dynamic performance

2017 Audi A3 Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #2 | CarMax

Another highlight of the 2017 Audi A3 is its performance. The front-wheel drive model is powered by a standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed manual transmission, producing 186 hp and delivering a dynamic ride. This powertrain is designed for a high level of responsiveness, allowing for some exciting drives. Despite the powerful engine, the 2017 Audi A3 manages to maintain low noise levels inside the cabin, so you can expect a pleasant ride in the city as well as on the highway.

3. Lots of standard tech features

2017 Audi A3 Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #3 | CarMax

The number of standard tech features on the 2017 Audi A3 is also impressive. These include various driver aids, such as a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking, traction and stability control, and antilock brakes. In addition, the 2017 A3 is equipped with the Audi Pre Sense® basic system, which takes automated action when it detects problems on the road.

4. Attractive exterior

2017 Audi A3 Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #4 | CarMax

The 2017 Audi A3 boasts an appealing exterior design that may turn heads. An aggressive and imposing front end highlighted by a new grille leaves a great first impression. LED taillights are standard, matching the redesigned headlamps. The revised front and rear bumpers further emphasize the A3's aerodynamic look and feel.

5. Ample room for passenger and cargo

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The 2017 Audi A3 has seating for five, with 41.2 inches of legroom in the front and 35.1 inches in the back. In the trunk, cargo volume measures 12.3 cu ft—that's enough room for a couple of large suitcases, some sporting equipment, or a few grocery bags. This kind of space makes the A3 a convenient solution for your daily needs around town, as well as long-distance trips with your whole crew.

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If you're interested in the 2017 Audi A3, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Acura ILX

This stylish luxury compact car comes with an upscale interior and plenty of passenger and cargo room. The 2017-2019 Acura ILX is powered by a 201 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and is equipped with lots of standard tech features. It's a dynamic sedan with a sporty ride that's great for out-of-town trips, thanks to a roomy and comfortable interior. The ILX is also well suited to driving in urban settings due to its compact size.

Some of the most noteworthy features on 2017-2019 Acura ILX models include:

  • Power moonroof

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Power-adjustable driver's seat

  • Synthetic leather upholstery

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Audi A3 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi A3 15th out of 25 among Luxury Compact Cars.

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Audi A3 features and specs

Premium Plus 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

186

Torque (ft-lbs)

221

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

13.2

Wheelbase

102.2"

Overall length

174.3"

Width

70.7"

Height

55.5"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 31.9"

Head room

F 37.4"/R 36.3"

Front tires

P225/40HR18

Rear tires

P225/40HR18

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

2017 Audi A3 FAQ

More about the 2017 Audi A3

2017 Audi A3 Review: Available Colors | CarMax

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Chestnut Brown

  • Rock Gray

Exterior colors:

  • Brilliant Black

  • Cosmos Blue Metallic

  • Florett Silver Metallic

  • Glacier White Metallic

  • Ibis White

  • Monsoon Gray Metallic

  • Mythos Black Metallic

  • Nano Gray Metallic

  • Tango Red Metallic

Interior description

The 2017 Audi A3's interior is lined with upscale materials, including leather, soft plastics, and chrome and aluminum accents. A power-adjustable driver's seat and panoramic sunroof are standard on all models. The Premium Plus trim adds heated front seats and a power-adjustable passenger seat, while the top-level Prestige trim includes LED ambient interior lighting.

Performance

When equipped with all-wheel drive and a 220 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 Audi A3 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new) and achieve a top speed of 130 mph. With this powertrain, the 2017 Audi A3 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.

Emissions Info

According to EPA estimates, the front-wheel drive 2017 Audi A3's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 303 grams per mile.

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