2020 Audi A3 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Audi A3 Model Overview in Sewickley

Key Features

  • Starting at $33,300 MSRP*
  • 2.0-Liter turbocharged TFSI® four-cylinder engine with Front-wheel Drive or quattro® All-Wheel Drive
  • 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts
  • Available MMI® touch with handwriting technology
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights

About the 2020 Audi A3 Sedan

A perfect marriage of form and function, the Audi A3 expertly balances performance and design. Not many other luxury sedans can match A3's style and handling. This smooth, compact sedan comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine and a choice of either standard front-wheel drive or legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive.

Audi A3's interior design offers drivers and passengers comforts like heated leather front seats and a panoramic sunroof. Other standard technologies include keyless entry/ignition, front and rear parking sensors as well as a 7-inch infotainment display. Go that extra mile with available technology features such as the MMI® touch interface with handwriting-recognition technology. The closer you look, the easier it is to see that the A3 outshines its competitors thanks to a rare combination of design, safety, and technology.

What the Critics Say

"The potent turbocharged engine, slick dual-clutch transmission, and well-sorted dynamics make the A3 a joy to pilot on a daily basis. Refinement and build quality are also superb and enhance the feel-good factor that one expects when upgrading from a more run-of-the-mill compact sedan." -- CarBuzz

"Based on the same platform that underpins the Volkswagen Golf, the A3 offers peppy acceleration, spunky handling, and rock-solid build quality." -- Car and Driver

2020 Audi A3 Sedan

What's new for 2020?

For 2020, the A3 comes standard with upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels, Audi Driver Select, and keyless entry with push-button start. Other standard features include ambient interior lighting, a full-color driver information system, and aluminum interior accents and high-gloss titanium exterior black trim.

A new Final Edition package offers sport front seats in black or red leather with contrast stitching, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and puddle lamps projecting the Audi logo.

In a re-organization of the trim levels for 2020, the A3's Premium Plus trim now delivers more features, while the Prestige trim has been removed as has the cabriolet variant. The Premium Plus trim now also includes a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and high-beam assist-technology. An available interior storage package includes rear USB charging ports, a grocery hook and even a 12V outlet in trunk.

2020 Audi A3 Sedan Features


Audi A3 performance

Performance

The A3's standard 2.0-liter -Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection-or TFSI® -engine offers 184 horsepower and 222 lb-ft of torque. Delivering that power through the A3's 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission means crisper gear shifts, and more time in the engine's power bands. Finally, if you're still looking for even more performance, the available A3 S line® all-wheel quattro® model adds 44 horsepower and 36 extra lb-ft of torque.

Audi A3 technology

Driver-focused Technology

The Audi A3's driver's seat feel more like a command center, with an array of driver-assist technologies to meet your every need. A 7-inch display screen provides a seamless connection for infotainment and smartphone integration through standard Apple Carplay® and Google™ AndroidAuto™ interface. While connected to your smartphone, the display can control certain apps like music, calls, and navigation. Available Audi Virtual Cockpit replaces your dashboard instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch full-color digital display behind the steering wheel. Audi Virtual Cockpit delivers driver-customized information like a navigation screen, audio and media controls, or digital versions of traditional engine gauges. Available Multi-Media Interface (MMI®) touch interface lets you write in words on a touchpad thanks to handwriting-recognition technology. MMI® feature also connects through a smartphone interface to control apps with touch interface or steering wheel controls.

Audi A3 Safety

Trusted Safety

Audi Pre Sense® Basic comes standard on all trims, offering state-of-the-art driver assistance technology - acting swiftly when hazardous driving conditions are identified. During detected emergencies, this safety system starts to close windows and pre-tension the front seat safety belts. Audi Pre Sense® Front - also standard - braces for imminent front-end damage with warnings and applying full braking assist if needed.

Other available safety technologies include the Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic assist for preventing collisions through your blind spots. The A3's active lane assist detects when you start leaving the lane without signaling at speeds above 40 mph. If a lane departure is detected, the system will gently rotate your steering wheel to bring your A3 back to a central lane position.


Trims & Specs

Audi A3 Premium

Audi A3 Premium

  • Starting at $33,300 MSRP*
  • 2.0-Liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 222 lb-ft of torque
  • Heated front seats
  • Audi Pre-Sense® Basic and Front
  • Audi 140-watt sound system with 10 speakers, and single CD player with MP3 playback capability
  • 18-inch 5-double-spoke design bi-color finish wheels
  • Rearview camera
Audi A3 Premium Plus

Audi A3 Premium Plus

  • Starting at $36,300 MSRP*
  • Full-LED Headlamps
  • Audi side assist with rear cross-traffic assist
  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 14 speakers and 705 watts
  • Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)
  • Audi phone box with wireless charging and signal booster
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