2022 Audi A3

    2022 Audi A3

    $41,700 - $49,200

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    Fuel Efficiency4.9 - 6.7 / 100km
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty3 - 5 years
    Audi
    8.3

    About the A3

    The Audi A3 is a staple in the Audi range. Today it's part of a small pool of compact cars within the premium segment.

    First introduced in the 1990s, the Audi A3 went on sale in Australia shortly after.

    Competing with cars such as the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Audi A3 is offered as an entry-level front-wheel drive, all the way through to an all-wheel drive sports model called the RS3.

    Summary

    Our expert's shortest summary
    Hit

    Genuinely efficient mild-hybrid donk

    Thoughtful tech and equipment list, mostly

    Attainable entry point

    Miss

    Adaptive cruise optional

    Some plastics don't feel premium

    Road noise on optional '19s not premium either

    A3 Range Guide

    Which variant of the Audi A3 range is best for you?

    The 35 TFSI comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay
    • Wired Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • LED headlights
    • Leather upholstery
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Hands-free power boot lid (Sedan only)
    • 18-inch alloy wheels

    The 40 TFSI gains:

    • Ambient lighting
    • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Front sports seats
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • S line exterior package
    • Selectable drive modes

    Just two option package are available: the Comfort Package for the 35 TFSI and the Premium Package for the 40 TFSI.

    The $2600 Comfort Package includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
    • Heated front seats
    • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Adaptive Drive Assist
    • Emergency assist

    The $4500 Premium Package includes:

    • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
    • Memory for driver’s seat and exterior mirrors
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
    • Head-up display
    • Heated front seats
    • Aluminium interior trim
    • Adaptive Drive Assist
    • Emergency assist
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • 10-speaker 180W sound system

    Standalone options include:

    • Hands-free power tailgate (Sportback): $650
    • 15-speaker 680W Bang & Olfusen sound system (40 TFSI): $1500
    • Panoramic sunroof: $2000
    • Privacy glass: $650
    • Heated front seats: $650

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    Interior

    Photos and Images of the Audi A3 Interior

    For its generational change the A3 has adopted Audi’s latest interior design and layout, with elements like the air vents inspired by Lamborghini.

    Your eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster and the 10.1-inch MMI touch infotainment display, both offering the crispest of graphics and buttery smooth animations.

    The inbuilt satellite navigation system offers Google Maps, online traffic updates and hazard alerts, parking information, weather updates and fuel prices, thanks

    Even the base A3 35 TFSI has a creamy leather steering wheel that feels great in the hand, and wheel-mounted paddle shifters are fitted if you want to take control of the transmission yourself. We also appreciate the proper climate controls.

    Comfort up front is good even in the standard, manually-adjustable first-row pews.

    Row two in the regular A3 is slightly more spacious than the performance-oriented S3 as you don’t have the tall S seats with integrated headrests up front. Forward visibility in the rear is also improved as a result.

    Speaking of kids, there’s ISOFIX anchor points on the outboard pews and top-tether points behind all three positions.

    While Australians tend to see SUVs as family cars, Europeans have used cars like the A3 as family runabouts for decades – it’s more than up to the task.

    Exterior

    Photos and Images of the Audi A3 Exterior

    The new A3 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, and features LED headlights across the range.

    Ibis White is the standard colour on the 2022 Audi A3, with Brilliant Black a no-cost option on the 35 TFSI.

    Cost of Ownership

    What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Audi A3?

    The Audi A3 is offered with a five-year service plan, priced at $2250.

    Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000km.

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on Audi A3 drivability?

    What’s new with the latest A3 is the powertrain.

    This new generation of 48V mild-hybrid technology is possibly the best implementation of the tech I’ve experienced thus far, and it’s genuinely efficient in the real world based on our time with the A3 35 TFSI.

    Audi says the new mild-hybrid system uses vehicle sensors to know when to turn the engine off or on, and it’s now able to coast when you’re creeping in traffic rather than firing up the petrol engine once you lift off the brake pedal.

    It seems to know what you want, when you want it, which in previous cases wasn’t necessarily the case. Seeing the stop/start display in the digital instruments was interesting, and refinement is so good you rarely notice when the engine is off or on.

    While it offers effortless performance, the 35 TFSI’s 110kW and 250Nm mean it’s not quite as fast as the Sportback’s chunky design and 19-inch alloys might suggest.

    Peak torque is on tap from just 1500rpm and sticks around through to 3500rpm, so you have this effortless wave to ride. This car is best driven in a measured manner as designed.

    Speaking of ‘cruise’, the standard cruise control system takes away from the luxury experience. I’d definitely be ticking the box for the Comfort package ($2600) to get the excellent adaptive cruise assist function that basically enables Level 2 semi-autonomous highway driving.

    Ride and handling is pretty well balanced as you’d expect, with a taut chassis bringing tight body control and an almost sporty balance in corners, though a level of give in the suspension that irons out the lumps and bumps of city driving nicely – even on the optional 19-inch wheels seen here.

    A3 Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia
    5
    overall
    89%
    adult occupants
    81%
    child occupants
    68%
    pedestrians & cyclists
    73%
    collision avoidance

    A3 Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Audi A3?

    AUDI suggested that owners service their 2022 AUDI A3 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Depending on the variant, the 2022 AUDI A3 had a 3 year or 5 year warranty.

    A3 Fuel Economy

    How much fuel does the Audi A3 use and what are its emissions?

    Depending on the variant, view the 2022 AUDI A3 fuel usage below.

    All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

    VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY224D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--5.0-
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--5.0-
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY234D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--5.0-
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--4.9-
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--4.9-
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--4.9-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE8Y MY224D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY234D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE8Y MY224D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.6-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACKPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.7-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY234D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.6-
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SEDANPREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL--6.6-

    A3 Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Audi A3

    Depending on the variant, the 2022 AUDI A3 measures as below.

    VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY224D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY234D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY224D SEDAN4492181614252636
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY234D SEDAN4492181614252636
    35 TFSI MHEV8Y MY22A4D SEDAN4492181614252636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE8Y MY224D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY234D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE8Y MY224D SEDAN4495181614252636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SPORTBACK4343181614492636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY234D SEDAN4495181614252636
    40 TFSI QUATTRO8Y MY22A4D SEDAN4495181614252636

    The 2022 AUDI A3 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 690kg to 720kg depending on the variant.

    A3 Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The Audi A3 is categorised as a SMALL FROM 40K There are currently 4 other options in the SMALL FROM 40K segment, those that fit within a similar price range include:

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    If buying from a dealer as a used car, the 2022 Audi A3 range is priced from $41,700 for the "A3 35 TFSI MHEV" variant and finishes at $53,500 for the "A3 40 TFSI QUATTRO" variant. If you were to trade a used 2022 Audi A3 in to a dealer, you can expect a second hand price of $35,400 for the "A3 35 TFSI MHEV" variant up to $46,500 for the "A3 40 TFSI QUATTRO" variant. These prices may vary depending on the condition and mileage of the vehicle.

    The 2022 Audi A3 is built in Germany and is then shipped to Australia.

    The 2022 Audi A3 has a braked towing capacity from 1500kg to 1600kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity from 690kg to 720kg depending on the variant.

    Audi suggested that owners service their 2022 Audi A3 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The 2022 Audi A3 has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The 2022 Audi A3 uses Premium Unleaded Petrol.

    The 2022 Audi A3 has 4 doors.

    In our latest review the Audi A3 scored 8.2 out of 10. Read the full Audi A3 review here.

    Depending on the variant, the 2022 Audi A3 had a 3 year or 5 year warranty.

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    A3 Sedan 35 TFSI, from $56,600 driveaway*, including: From $129 per week#1 / 3.98% p.a. comparison rate± With Audi Choice Guaranteed Future Value^ 25% deposit# / 36 month term / 30,000 kilometre allowance^ Final payment^ of $27,460 to retain your Audi Total amount payable $47,463.15
    Manufacturer’s recommended driveaway price (MRDP) of (1) $56,600 for a new MY24 Audi A3 Sedan 35 TFSI with Metallic Paint, Black Styling Package and 20” 5 V-Spoke Design Black Gloss Wheels applies to vehicles purchased with no optional extras between 15/04/2024 and 30/06/2024 and delivered by 14/07/2024. The estimated MRDP is indicative only and includes the recommended retail price, an estimated dealer delivery charge, and estimates for 12 months private registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance (CTP), stamp duty and other applicable statutory charges that may apply such as Luxury Car Tax (LCT) for private use vehicles. The MRDP is based on information available at the time the price was calculated and published and does not constitute a formal or binding quote or an offer to sell the vehicle. Actual prices and stock availability will vary between locations and dealers, and on-road costs will vary according to your individual circumstances. Please contact your local Audi Dealer to confirm your individual price and vehicle lead-time. Excludes other offers. While stocks last. Audi reserves the right to extend, withdraw or change all offers. By way of illustration only, if you obtain an offer from your local Audi Dealer of a driveaway price of (1) $56,600 for a new Audi A3 Sedan 35 TFSI, then the weekly repayment would be $129 per week based on a comparison rate of 3.98% p.a., deposit of 25% ($14,400) and a 36 month term with Audi Choice^. Final payment^ of $27,460 to retain your Audi. Total amount repayable $47,463.15. For approved applicants of AFS. Excludes other offers. While stock lasts. Fees, charges, T&C’s apply. Applications must be submitted by 30/06/2024. A lump sum at the end of the loan applies. Subject to AFS lending criteria. AFS may require a different deposit, term and/or final payment, which will result in a different weekly repayment. Comparison rate based on 5 year secured consumer fixed rate $30,000 loan. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Audi Choice has a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV), which is the minimum value of your vehicle at the end of your finance contract as determined by AFS. If you decide to return your vehicle to AFS at the end of your term, AFS will pay you the agreed GFV, which will be put against your final payment subject to fair wear and tear conditions and agreed kilometres being met. At the end of your term, you can elect to (1) trade-in; (2) return; or (3) retain the vehicle by paying the GFV owed to AFS at the end of the loan term after all repayments have been made. You will be liable for any loan contract deficit and additional charges apply if you exceed the nominated kilometre allowance and/or the vehicle is not in an acceptable condition. To see if this product is right for you, please see our Target Market Determination on our website and/or seek independent advice. Subject to a credit assessment and AFS lending criteria. Fleet, government, rental and used car buyers, hire car and chauffeur companies excluded.
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