2011 Audi A3 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,270-$30,850
$25,361-$28,690
22 /CITY / 31 /HWY
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The A3 is a 5-door hatchback, Audi's entry-level model. It's available with a conventional gasoline engine, or in its latest incarnation-the A3 TDI, introduced in 2010-a diesel-powered version of the Audi A3 that is emissions-compliant in all 50 states.

The 2011 Audi A3 is available in Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. The A3 Premium package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, 10-speaker audio system, and trip computer. The Premium Plus package includes upgraded lights, aluminum interior trim, power driver's seat, and Bluetooth connectivity. Various other option packages are available, including Cold Weather (adds heated seats and accessories); Sport (18-inch wheels, sportier suspension and seats, and summer tires); and Convenience (automatic headlights and wipers, and upgraded sound system). The Titanium Sport package is offered only with the Premium Plus trim, and adds cosmetic upgrades.

The standard power plant on the 2011 Audi A3 2.0T model is a turbocharged, 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 207 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The A3 TDI boasts a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA-estimated mileage for the diesel engine is 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The gasoline-powered A3 comes with front-wheel drive (FWD) or Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD), while the diesel-powered TDI is FWD only. Front-wheel-drive models feature either a 6-speed manual or Audi's \"S tronic\" 6-speed transmission, which has manual and automatic modes. The AWD and diesel models employ the S tronic transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Audi A3 include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front side air bags (rear side air bags are optional), side curtain air bags, and front head restraints. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Audi A3 received the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset, rear-impact, and side-impact tests.

The 2011 Audi A3 had a starting MSRP of $27,270.

The A3 is a 5-door hatchback, Audi's entry-level model. It's available with a conventional gasoline engine, or in its latest incarnation-the A3 TDI, introduced in 2010-a diesel-powered version of the Audi A3 that is emissions-compliant in all 50 states.

The 2011 Audi A3 is available in Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. The A3 Premium package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, 10-speaker audio system, and trip computer. The Premium Plus package includes upgraded lights, aluminum interior trim, power driver's seat, and Bluetooth connectivity. Various other option packages are available, including Cold Weather (adds heated seats and accessories); Sport (18-inch wheels, sportier suspension and seats, and summer tires); and Convenience (automatic headlights and wipers, and upgraded sound system). The Titanium Sport package is offered only with the Premium Plus trim, and adds cosmetic upgrades.

The standard power plant on the 2011 Audi A3 2.0T model is a turbocharged, 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 207 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The A3 TDI boasts a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA-estimated mileage for the diesel engine is 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The gasoline-powered A3 comes with front-wheel drive (FWD) or Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD), while the diesel-powered TDI is FWD only. Front-wheel-drive models feature either a 6-speed manual or Audi's \"S tronic\" 6-speed transmission, which has manual and automatic modes. The AWD and diesel models employ the S tronic transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Audi A3 include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front side air bags (rear side air bags are optional), side curtain air bags, and front head restraints. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Audi A3 received the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset, rear-impact, and side-impact tests.

The 2011 Audi A3 had a starting MSRP of $27,270.

Available Trims for the 2011 Audi A3
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27270.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 28750.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name 2.0 TDI Premium (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30250.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 2.0 TDI Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30250.00 Engine 2.0L/120 City/Hwy MPG 30/42
Name 2.0T Premium (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr HB S tronic quattro) Transmission S tronic Automatic w/OD MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Split folding 60/40 rear seat back w/head restraints
  • Folding front center armrest w/(2) cupholders -inc: pwr outlet
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Aluminum door sill inlays
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt & telescoping adjustable steering column
  • Driver info display w/trip computer, backlit instrument cluster
  • Pwr windows w/one touch up & down, pinch protection
  • Pwr central locking
  • Key fob remote control for doors, deck lid, & fuel door
  • Cruise control
  • Tailgate release on driver side door
  • Alarm system w/immobilizer
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Locking glove box
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console w/front map lights
  • Interior illumination -inc: interior door handles, air vent controls, front foot wells, active door reflectors, rear map lights
  • (4) assist handles in headliner
  • Pwr front driver seat w/4-way pwr lumbar
  • Storage nets on front seat backs
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Aluminum "Medial" trim
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Red ambient LED lighting in headliner
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/alloy shift paddles, audio controls
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.5" (5) Y-spoke alloy wheels
  • P225/45R17 all-season tires
  • Space saver spare tire & wheel
  • S line roof spoiler
  • S line front & rear bumpers
  • (4) position adjustable intermittant windshield wipers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Pwr body color mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Rear window wiper
  • 17" x 7.5" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Xenon plus self-leveling headlamps
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine -inc: exhaust turbocharger intercooler
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson front suspension -inc: anti-roll bar, aluminum subframe
  • 4-link rear suspension w/anti-roll bar
  • Servotronic steering w/variable assist
  • Front ventilated disc brakes & rear disc brakes
  • Tool kit
  • 6-speed S tronic transmission
  • 2.0L TDI I4 turbocharged diesel engine
  • Engine block heater
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/rear brake pressure distribution
    • Hill hold assist
    • Electronic stability program
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Impact protection -inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • Driver & passenger dual stage airbags w/passenger sensor
    • Driver & passenger seat mounted side airbags
    • Front & rear head curtain airbags
    • 3-point height adjustable front seatbelts w/force limiters & automatic pretensioning
    • 3-point height adjustable rear seatbelts w/force limiters
    • LATCH provisions in rear seats
    • Rear child locks
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • LED daytime running lamps
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Concert AM/FM/MP3 stereo -inc: CD player, aux input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio, speed dependent volume control, (10) speakers, 140 watt amplifier,subwoofer, center fill speaker
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone interface

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