2020 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI

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  • 4-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $33,300.00
  • Invoice: $31,304.00
  • Hwy MPG: 36 mpg
  • City MPG: 27 mpg

pros

Compact size; upscale feel; clean styling; available all-wheel drive; high-performance S3; super-performance RS3

model highlights

Powering the Audi A3 is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder available in several states of tune. 40 TFSI S tronic models come with 184 horsepower, while 45 TFSI S tronic models have a more powerful version of the same engine making 228 horsepower. Power is sent to the front or to all-four wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. An even higher performance version of the same engine powers the all-wheel drive Audi S3, where it makes 288 horsepower--enough to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The RS3 also comes only in all-wheel drive form and is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that makes an almost-unbelievable 394 horsepower.

The Audi A3 is available in two trim levels: Premium and S line Premium while the S3 comes in the S line Premium trim only. The Premium trim includes leather seating with heated front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, Xenon plus automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels, power adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera, heated mirrors and washer nozzles, twin USB power/data ports, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a 10-speaker sound system with a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.

The Premium Plus trim adds full LED headlights with high beam assist, rear cross traffic assist and side assist systems, parking sensors, a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers and 705 watts, wireless phone charging and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated compass.

Option packages on the Premium Plus include a Driver Assistance package with adaptive cruise control, park assist and active lane assist. Also optional is the Navigation Package which gets Audi's virtual cockpit: a 12.3-inch LCD screen replaces the instrument cluster and is able to display navigation data and maps right in front of the driver.

A final edition Package is new for this year and is available on both trim levels. It features a flat-bottom steering wheel with shifter paddles, red leather seats with contrasting stitching and puddle lights.

The RS3 is a special beast of its own. Besides the tremendous engine, the RS3 comes with a unique red-stitched Nappa leather interior as well as 19" 5-arm wheels, full LED headlamps, RS-specific fascias and diffuser and magnetic ride suspension.

Safety features on all the A3 models include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Airbags include advanced driver and passenger front airbags, knee airbags, thorax side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. An anti-theft alarm system comes standard, while Active Lane Assist, Audi Pre-Sense automatic braking and adaptive cruise control are all optional on the A3 Prestige.

model news

The Audi A3 continues into 2020 largely unchanged. Unfortunately, the convertible model has been dropped for this year, but Audi have also introduced a Final Edition option package. It features goodies such as red leather seating surfaces and LED lights that project the Audi logo on to the ground when the front doors are opened.

value writeup

The Audi A3 competes against other compact premium cars such as the BMW 2-Series, the Mercedes CLA and, to some would say, the MINI Cooper. In past decades, owning a small car meant dealing with little more than bare bones transportation. These days, though, owners of small cars need not be deprived of anything and the A3 looks to continue that trend by offering a vehicle with a small footprint but with luxury-car performance and amenities.

Exterior Color

Cosmos Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: B9B9

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Monsoon Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 0C0C

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Florett Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: L5L5

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Quantum Gray
Manufacturer's Color Code: 5J5J

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Glacier White Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2Y2Y

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Nano Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: G3G3

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Tango Red Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: Y1Y1

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown

Exterior Color

Brilliant Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: A2A2

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Mythos Black Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 0E0E

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Exterior Color

Ibis White
Manufacturer's Color Code: T9T9

Interior Colors

  • Black w/Gray Stitching
  • Rock Gray/Gray
  • Black
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code UG
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.12
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 36 MPG
Cruising Range - City 356.40 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 30 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 475.20 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 4300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 320
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 36.5 in
Front Leg Room 41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room 54.8 in
Front Hip Room N/A
Second Head Room 36.1 in
Second Leg Room 35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 53 in
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.8 in
Length, Overall 175.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.7 in
Height, Overall 55.7 in
Track Width, Front 61.2 in
Track Width, Rear 60.1 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 12.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3197 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the second row.

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.90%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Cash Incentive: $3500 or financing

Financing Incentive: 0.0%
plus $1500 bonus cash

Expiration Date: 11/30/2020

Resource: Audi of America 11/03/2020