Used Audi A3 hatchback 2013-2020 review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A3 hatchback?

The family hatchback class is a crowded and hotly contested one, so there are many serious alternatives to the Audi A3.

The most obvious is the Volkswagen Golf. This is the archetypal small family car and long-term king of the hatchbacks. It shares most of its running gear with the A3, so the Golf has the advantage of offering nearly everything the Audi does but at a slightly reduced premium. It also offers a similar range of engines and several trim levels to suit all tastes.

Overview

The premium Audi A3 is an outstanding all-rounder: great engines, nice to drive and excellent value

  • Strong engines
  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Great to drive
  • Not as spacious as the VW Golf in the back
  • Firm low-speed ride
  • Lower trims sparsely equipped