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Audi A3 Sportback

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

We haven't yet driven this version of the Audi A3 Sportback, but as soon as we do, our verdict will appear here.

What Car? readers say

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Key facts

0–60mph
8.6 secs
Top speed
135 mph
Average mpg
68.9
Tank range
miles
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Size

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The full Audi A3 review


Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Petrol buyers can choose between 1.4- and 1.8-litre turbo engines, but the 1.4 is our favourite. It keeps the price reasonable and is gutsy enough to let you enjoy the A3’s agile handling.

There are also two diesel engines: a 148bhp 2.0-litre and a 103bhp 1.6. The smaller of the two emits just 99g/km of CO2, so it attracts temptingly low company car tax bills.

Both diesels are smooth and flexible, but if you can stretch to it we’d recommend the 2.0 for its punchier power delivery.

There are three trims, each with a different suspension setting: SE, lower Sport and lower-still S line. For us, the SE’s suspension provides the best balance of comfort and control, and the good news is that you can specify it at no extra cost with every trim level.

SE trim undoubtedly offers the best value for money, too, but you might want to add one of two optional extras, such as automatic light and wipers and climate control.

Reader test team says:

Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI 125 SE 5dr

Company car user ~ £27k budget, 2 kids to drive around occasionally, my second car is much larger. A3 184 tdi Sline - it's rapid, the interior is a…

Rick Middleton

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150 S line 5dr

Owned this car for 3 months. Good points: build quality, engine efficiency and performance, some of the tech, e.g. tells you where the nearest petrol…

Timothy Pitt

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport 5dr

Correction on the model - I have the S-Line version of the 184 Diesel Quattro I've now had the car for 50 days (~2000 miles). My previous car was a…

Andy McGowan

5 out of 5 stars

Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI 125 SE 5dr

A3 Sportback 1.4 TSi Auto 9000 mile update - still liking driving the car but could do with more internal storage space. Oil change indictor tells me…

Kevan Hughes

1 out of 5 stars
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