2012 Audi A3

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2012 Audi A3 Ratings
81

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
81
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
81/100
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

Great
82/100
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.

Resale

Average
79/100
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
Rating
#5 Audi A3
81

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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

MPG Hwy

28 - 42

Horsepower

140 - 200

Transmission

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

Engine

Turbocharged Diesel I4, Turbocharged Gas I4

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Audi A3 Review

Overview
The 2012 Audi A3 – delivering exhilarating performance remarkable efficiency and convenient utility. From any angle the A3 appears strong and athletic. The 2.0T features a turbocharged DOHC engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds. While the potent combination of the direct diesel injection and turbocharging the TDI boasts an impressive 42 miles per gallon highway producing 30% fewer CO2 emissions than a gasoline engine. A distinctive sporty elegance graces the interior of the A3 with leather seating hands-free Bluetooth technology and DVD-based Audi Navigation Plus. For the days you need a little fresh air the open-sky panorama sunroof will give you a continuous flow. The A3 offers an abundance of features designed to keep you out of harm’s way. For instance the Electronic Stabilization Program helps keep the A3 traveling in its intended direction by also using Anti Lock Brakes and traction control. The Quattro permanent all wheel drive system is constantly assessing grip and ensuring the best possible combination of traction and handling regardless of road conditions. The 2012 Audi A3 – performance fueled by unconventional thinking.

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