Used Audi A3 hatchback 2020-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 boot
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe side action
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 dashboard
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 rear seats
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 boot
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe side action
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 dashboard
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 rear seats
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 boot
  • Audi A3 40 TFSIe 2021 rear cornering
Used Audi A3 hatchback 2020-present review
Star rating

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 Audi A3 is comfortable, spacious, enjoyable to drive and has a range of punchy and efficient engines.

  • Eager handling
  • Great driving position
  • Punchy and frugal engines
  • Some interior quality disappointing
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Not cheap, even used