The A3 Saloon’s boot capacity is 425 litres with the rear seats in place, and 880 litres with them folded down; both of these figures are a little way off what you can expect in a BMW 3 Series or a Mercedes C-Class. However, there’s still more than enough room for the weekly shopping, or for a couple’s luggage to sit alongside a compact baby buggy.
It’s worth noting that accommodating the oily bits of the quattro system means that four-wheel-drive A3 Saloons take a 35-litre hit on boot space.
A through-load hatch is available as a cost option, which allows you to accommodate lengthy items such as skis without folding down either of the outer rear seats.
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