Audi A3 Saloon 30 TDI Sport 4dr Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP £28,580What Car? Target Price£27,611
Review

The Audi A3 Saloon is tidy in the bends, comfortable and well equipped, making it a very competitive option against its closest rivals, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes A-Class Saloon. However, the A4 is worth the extra if you can afford it, because it’s quieter and has a classier and more practical interior. Likewise, the BMW 3 Series betters the A3 in those areas, and it's also more enjoyable to drive.

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The entry-level Sport trim is the one we'd opt for, which has pretty much all you will need. You get 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power-folding door mirrors, automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control and leather upholstery. Plus it comes with a 10.1in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. We would add the optional driver's seat lumbar adjustment, though.

Compared with the more powerful diesel option, the 30 TDI needs to be worked quite hard, which has a negative impact on refinement.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

425

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

114

g/km

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