Audi A3 review

Category: Family car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 right static
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear left static
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior detail
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 boot open
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front tracking
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 right static
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 rear left static
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior driver display
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 interior detail
  • Audi A3 Sportback 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

TheAudi A3 Sportback has more than enough leg and shoulder room for tall adults up front, and even someone well over six feet tall is unlikely to find head room wanting.

The minimalist dashboard design doesn’t conceal a huge number of cubbyholes, but there are storage areas ahead of the gearlever and under the central armrest, plus a couple of cupholders in the centre console. The front door bins are big enough for a large water bottle, too.

The front passenger seat is manually adjustable, including for height, but four-way powered lumbar adjustment costs extra on all but the range-topping trims.

Boot space

The A3's tailgate opening is a decent size and the square space it reveals is similar in size to the BMW 1 Series' boot – both can fit five carry-on-sized cases under their parcel shelves. The A-Class can go one better than that with six, but that's still miles off the family car load-lugging champ, which is the Skoda Octavia.

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