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Car Review - Audi A3 Sedan Mild Hybrid 1.5 TFSI S tronic (A)
28 Jul 2021  |  Audi Reviews
With a sharper look, a premium cabin, and a smooth operating mild-hybrid powertrain, the new A3 Sedan finds a sweet spot amongst keen competition.
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What We Dislike
Doesn't have the same brand clout as its fellow German competition
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   Consumer Reviews of Audi A3 Sedan Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
4 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4.5/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4/5
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4 Reviews

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corproral
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12 reviews
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Swanky interior in this premium compact!  Posted on 06 Mar 2022
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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I just have to say, this Audi A3 has one of the best interiors in the segment. There's so many geometric patterns to the driver's instrument cluster, air-conditioning vents, the door handles, and the centre console it really strikes out as a premium offering even against its rivals!

What I like
Yes, ok, so maybe the exterior looks quite the same as any Audi and not that much different from the previous car, but I think its still an overall very handsome thing.

As with most Audi's you get to alter the character of your car depending on whether you pick the bright and bold colours or the more sedate silver hues.

The 1.5-litre is also a real sweet thing, punchy down low, and smooth all through the rev range, it makes crawling through congested traffic just that bit less of a chore.

What I do not like
No complains for this one really.

quippery
Neutral Newbie
31 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Comfortable and smooth little luxury compact  Posted on 28 Nov 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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The Audi A3 is a smart looking thing with a luxe interior to die for. If you're shopping for a luxury compact this would be a good choice.

What I like
There's a silky smooth 1.5-litre under the bonnet. You don't feel the engine start/stop and its mighty for a compact car as well, with 148bhp at its disposal.

But the cabin is where the Audi A3 shines. The way the buttons all click and their weight and damping really show that Audi know what it takes to make a luxurious interior. Definitely way better build quality than something from a rival brand with a star up front.

What I do not like
Looks a little too similar to the previous generation A3 from the outside I guess.

Williamtlh
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2 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 21-Nov-2021
Audi A3 model Year 2020 with 1 litre engine  Posted on 21 Nov 2021
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I had owned and driven a VW Golf Mk 7.5 with 1 litre TSI engine. Now I owned a Audi A3 1 Litre engine. The Audi A3 drives better than the Golf with the same engine. Smooth engine, better Auto start stop than the Golf without the engine starting roughly, smooth. I guess it could be the better battery from Audi.

The quality and fit is premium and the brand Audi does carry a premium image.

In the US, Audi A3 was voted Year 2020 best compact sedan in the J D power web site. So it cannot go wrong to own one.

Servicing is covered by Audi first three years but similar to VW Golf the service cost should be economical since it is the same engine.

carahoe
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13 reviews
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Entry-level Conti car with excellent looks!  Posted on 25 Oct 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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The A3 is an attainable entrance to the lifestyle of Conti cars for most people, you even see older A3s available from car-sharing services as well as Private-Hire cars.

While it might sound rather undesirable to purchase something that is positioned almost at the bottom of the category of car, the A3 actually provides rather good value. Starting with the looks, the A3 sure looks sharp and handsome, with a hint of sportiness. Audi has also lengthened the A3, so to be honest, there's enough space in this to fit most adults comfortably at the rear.

While the interior, being an Audi, and an entry level one, sure isn't particularly fancy or luxurious, it is well built and practical. Driving impressions are decent as well, the 1.5-litre mild hybrid engine should be similar to the one in some of the recent Skodas, over here in the A3, it is sufficiently powerful, resulting in a zippy and swift drive.

What I like
- Great entry-level sedan from a German marque
- Reasonably priced for what it is
- More space than before, getting close to A4
- Great looks!

What I do not like
- A more powerful engine option should be offered for drivers that wants even more oomph, should liven up the car, given its relatively compact stature.
- Interior is a tad on the bland side, though that's quite expected of Audi cars of this price point

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Audi A3 Sedan Mild Hybrid
4.5 stars - based on 4 reviews