For The A3 Cabriolet comes with strong, efficient engines, and strikes an excellent balance between comfort and control on SE suspension. It's refined, the interior is beautifully built and resale values are high.

Against It’s fairly expensive to buy, there isn’t much space in the rear seats and the optional S tronic automatic gearbox is rather jerky.

Audi A3 Cabriolet
55 5stars

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is great to drive and fantastic to sit in. It’s a superb open-top.

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There are 20 Audi A3 versions available

Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI 150 SE 2dr £26,125
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 TDI 110 SE 2dr £26,225
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI 150 Sport 2dr £27,525
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 150 SE 2dr £27,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 TDI 110 Sport 2dr £27,625
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 150 Sport 2dr £28,975
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport 2dr £29,265
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI 150 S line 2dr £29,675
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 TDI 110 S line 2dr £29,775
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 184 Sport 2dr £30,245
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport Auto 2dr £30,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 150 S line 2dr £31,125
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 S line 2dr £31,415
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport 2dr £32,225
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 184 S line 2dr £32,395
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 S line Auto 2dr £32,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport 2dr £33,285
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line 2dr £34,415
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line 2dr £35,435
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3 2dr £39,245
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There aren’t many sub-£30k convertibles we’d strongly recommend, but the A3 Cabriolet is definitely one of them. It’s great to drive, classy inside and refined by open-top standards. It’s even fine value, especially when you take into account likely levels of depreciation.

The 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine is our favourite because it's refined, economical and punchy enough.

Entry-level SE trim gets plenty of equipment and the most comfortable suspension set-up, although our favourite version is Sport, which comes with desirable kit such as dual-zone climate control. You can have SE suspension with the sportier trims for no extra charge, and we’d suggest you do.

The S tronic automatic gearbox is best avoided; it doesn't shift as smoothly or as intelligently as the best modern autos, so stick with the slick manual ’box if you can.

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