J.D. Power

2012 Audi A3

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2012 Audi A3 Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Premium Car
#5 Audi A3

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Audi A3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of loading/unloading trunk/hatch
  • Forward visibility
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Audi A3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City

21 - 30


28 - 42


140 - 200


6 speed, Automatic w/Manual Shift, 6 speed, Manual


Turbocharged Diesel I4, Turbocharged Gas I4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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