2018 Audi A3 Model Overview at Santa Monica Audi

Key Features

  • Starting at $31,950 MSRP*
  • Available Full LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals
  • Standard 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged engine with Front-Wheel Drive (186 hp / 221 lb-ft of torque) or Quattro® All-Wheel Drive (220 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque)
  • Standard S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 26 city / 35 hwy / 29 combined MPG EPA-estimated fuel economy**
  • Optional Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto
  • Available MMI® navigation plus with voice control system
  • Standard Audi pre sense® front and Audi pre sense® basic

About the Audi A3

A perennial favorite among compact luxury drivers, the Audi A3 continues to set the standard for the stylish, athletic luxury sedan. Standard turbocharged power from the 2.0 TFSI® engine provides prompt acceleration and responsive performance. Available with legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive and 220 horsepower, the A3 is able to excel in a variety of road conditions ranging from dry to slippery. The S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission provides responsive gear changes as the A3 conquers twisty back roads. Standard amenities found on the Audi A3 include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating surfaces, a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, HD Radio™ technology, and Audi pre sense® front. Stand out from the crowd and deny convention behind the wheel of the 2018 Audi A3.

What the Critics Say

"The Audi A3 is a great car if you want to ease into the luxury segment and like the performance and sophistication characteristically associated with German engineering. Its refined powertrains quickly get you up to speed (especially the high-performance variants), and you'll get one of the best fuel economy ratings with the base engine." - U.S. News & World Report

"Audi's product planners have done an exceptionally good job of outfitting this small four-door and convertible lineup-even at the base level. Moreover, a wide range of optional features are available either in packages or a la carte, making the A3 exceptionally easy to custom tailor." - The Car Connection

Audi A3 Video

What's New for 2018

For 2018, every Audi A3 gains two USB charging ports along with standard heated front seats. Premium Plus A3 models now include Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist. The optional Technology package now features an upgraded Bang & Olufsen® Sound System which delivers an outstanding audio experience.

Audi A3 Features

2018 Audi A3 Singleframe Front Grille

Dynamic Styling

Up front, the bold Singleframe® grille announces your arrival in the 2018 Audi A3. The athletic profile of the A3 is bolstered by the available S line® appearance package which includes exclusive front and rear fascia, side sills, fender badging, and aluminum trim. Standard xenon plus headlights highlight the sharp silhouette of the Audi A3 while providing lighting clarity on the road. Beautifully sculpted dual exhaust outlets and standard LED taillights leave a lasting impression at the rear of the A3.

Innovative Technology

Modern technology found on the A3 makes even the shortest commutes more pleasant. The available Parking system plus with rear view camera makes backing out of a cramped parking space easier and safer. An optional Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto enables access to your compatible phone's features such as select third-party apps, music, navigation, and telephone. Available Audi connect® adds cutting-edge technologies like Google Earth™ with 3D satellite imagery, local traffic, Twitter integration, and a Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity for up to eight passenger devices.

Audi A3 Virtual Cockpit Display
2018 Audi A3 Advanced Safety

Advanced Safety

Designed to provide pro-active protection against danger on the roadway, the Audi A3 comes equipped with numerous advanced safety features. Maintain a fixed following distance to the vehicle in front of you with the available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go. Optional Audi active lane assist detects if your vehicle is beginning to drift out of its lane without a turn signal and will steer you safely back into the correct lane position. The 2018 Audi A3 comes standard with Audi pre sense® front and Audi pre sense® basic.

Trims & Specs

*Starting MSRP of $31,950 for a Premium 2018 A3 Sedan with automatic transmission. Prices exclude $975 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**26 city/35 highway mpg (2018 2018 A3 Sedan 2.0T with seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.