Audi A3 e-tron review

Category: Hybrid car

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron
  • Audi A3 e-tron

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Plug-in hybrids tend to work out more expensive to buy than their conventionally powered variants, and the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is no exception. Our favourite A3 1.4 TFSI 125 SE is much cheaper. That said, the e-tron does qualify for a Government grant of £2500, and it has more standard equipment.

It’s also competitive against the competition. The BMW i3 with Range Extender is cheaper but won’t match the overall range of the e-tron, while the VW Golf GTE is slightly more expensive for the equivalent specification.

Overview

The Audi A3 e-tron is pricey, but it has all the classiness of the regular versions with potentially cheaper running costs.

  • Low company car tax
  • Strong performance
  • Cabin quality
  • Real-world fuel economy
  • High list price
  • Reduced boot capacity