How to spec an Audi A3

Our guide covers what specification to go for on Audi's family hatchback, as well as which options are worth considering and how much you should pay for it all...

1. How to spec an Audi A3
Audi A3
Audi Virtual Cockpit (£450)
Advanced key (£400)
Heated front seats (£300)
Adaptive cruise control (£475)
Alloy wheels
Metallic paint (£550)
How to buy your perfect Audi A3
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If you're in the market for a family hatchback with a posh badge, it's easy to see why the Audi A3 might end up on your shortlist. It is, after all, a former What Car? Car of the Year and it's still our favourite family car for more than £23,000 in its five-door Sportback form.

Even against strong competition from rivals such as the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf (which, let's not forget, are also built by the Volkswagen Group), the A3 impresses with its plush interior and efficient engines.

Our full 16-point review of the A3 can tell you what it's like to drive, sit in and live with, but here we'll look at what options you should consider to turn this great family hatch into an excellent one.

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