The price of the entry-level car is attractive, and although the prices increase steeply as you progress up the range, resale values are among the best in the class: this is an extremely desirable little car. Efficient engines help towards excellent economy and CO2 emission figures, which keep running costs low.
Audi A1 Hatchback quality & reliability
This might be the smallest, cheapest Audi, but it's far from a poor relation. There are squishy plastics in all the right areas, and the more rugged, durable stuff is kept largely out of sight. Even the switches and buttons look and feel expensive. The A1 managed only average marks for reliability in the most recent JD Power ownership satisfaction survey, however.
Audi A1 Hatchback safety & security
The A1 gets six airbags as standard, which helped contribute to its five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating, where it scored above-average marks by class standards for adult protection. Disappointingly, you don’t get a tyre pressure-monitoring system as standard. However, you do get an alarm, which partly explains why the A1 fared well in Thatcham’s security tests.