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2022 Audi A3

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Pros

  • Strong overall performance
  • Smart use of technology
  • Comfortable ride and seats

Cons

  • Limited passenger accommodations
  • Small cargo capacity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 36 highway, 31 combined

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The redesigned 2022 Audi A3 is sharper and smarter than ever

The Audi A3 received a full redesign for 2022, representing the third generation for this smaller sedan in the U.S. In past generations and in other regions around the world, the A3 was offered in a Sportback (hatchback) model. As a compact luxury sedan, it’s the smallest and most affordable model in Audi’s portfolio.

This new generation set itself apart from predecessors with sharper and more aggressive styling, loads of new technology features, and a more powerful and efficient mild hybrid powertrain. Returning are some of the things that made the previous A3 a hit. These include a great blend of performance and comfort, a modern and understated interior, and a generous list of standard features.

The 2022 Audi A3 is kept honest by the BMW 2 Series, which was also redesigned for 2022, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA that debuted a few years earlier. In many ways, the A3 found an enjoyable middle ground between the two, which is why it has been one of our favorites.

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2022 Audi A3 trims

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Premium:

  • 201-hp, 221-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
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Prestige:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium Plus
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Android Auto

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Audi A3

What We Like

Strong overall performance: Compared to its chief rivals, the A3’s 201-horsepower engine isn’t all that impressive, but that only tells part of the story. That engine benefits greatly from quick responses and an abundance of low-range and midrange power. That makes it feel more lively, and the transmission helps by keeping you in the right gear to make the most of that power. At the same time, the EPA estimates it delivers 3 to 5 mpg more than the competition.

Smart use of technology: Rather than move every control to the touchscreen, Audi smartly gave the A3 plenty of physical buttons and knobs for climate, audio, and some primary controls. These greatly reduce distraction for many functions since you can use them without taking your eyes off the road. AppleCarPlay® and Android Auto are both wireless, and a charging pad with a signal booster is available.

Comfortable ride and seats: The A3 remains a delightfully fun sedan to wring out on a twisty road, and thankfully that handling prowess doesn’t hurt ride comfort. The ride is sportingly firm, but it remains remarkably comfortable over ruts and bumps in the road. Helping matters are front seats that provide ample support and enough cushioning to keep you comfy on long road trips.

What Needs Improvement

Limited passenger accommodations: Compact sedans in this class should be considered capable of carrying adult-size passengers, but it's certainly not a strength of the A3. The front seats can accommodate taller occupants, but the rear seats are best left for smaller folks. The lack of headroom and legroom would likely get larger passengers feeling confined back there on anything longer than a trip to lunch.

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Ratings & reliability

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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 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

201

Torque (ft-lbs)

221

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

14.5

Wheelbase

103.8"

Overall length

176.9"

Width

71.5"

Height

55.7"

Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.2"

Head room

F 36.8"/R 36.6"

Front tires

P225/45HR17

Rear tires

P225/45HR17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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