A Car Made For Luxury – 2017 Audi A3 Review

2017 Audi A3 Review

The new 2017 Audi A3 undoubtedly sets the benchmark when it comes to fun-to-drive character, and attractiveness thanks to its superior cabin quality, top crash test scores, ample standard equipment, punchy and fuel-efficient engines, and handling. The 2017 A3 release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017, at least for the USA market.

2017 Audi A3 side view, alloy wheels

Vehicle For Your Personality?

Although the honeymoon’s far from over, Audi will now be marking its third year of production for its sedan and convertible models. Among the very many attributes the Audi A3 possesses, some of the most endearing ones include its rock-bottom pricing and modest dimensions.

It has, unlike many entry-level luxury sedans, able to strike a formidable chord with its consumers thanks to its sense of style, performance, and overall quality. This isn’t the kind of vehicle that you slam when choosing it, it is one that is picked because it fits perfectly into your lifestyle.

Not Made For Cargo?

For a car its size, one should expect a limited cargo and passenger space, and you’ll be very disappointed if you have loads of cargo and passenger to haul around. The coupe’s trunk and backseat are largely underwhelming, and nothing better can be said about the convertible either.

But if you can manage to live with such idiosyncrasies, you’ll find nothing else worth gripping about. The A3 has much to offer, even in its basic form. It offers a sharp handling, a peppier acceleration, a well-appointed cabin, and a strong fuel economy ratings.

Possible Alternatives?

In overall, the new 2017 Audi A3 is for people whose lifestyle call for a genuine luxury car in a tidy little package. But if passenger and cargo space are atop your priorities, the following rivals would suffice. They include the Lexus IS 250, the Acura ILX, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan, and the BMW 2 Series.

What Are The 2017 Audi A3 Trims

Main trims offered for the five-passenger 2017 Audi A3: Premium Plus, Premium, and Prestige. Features and equipment offered for the Coupe and Cabriolet trim models are essentially the same. Info about the 2017 Audi A3 e-tron sportback should be expected on its release date.

Exterior 2017 Audi A3 Facelift & Interior Review

The 2017 Audi A3 1.8t Premium model’s standard accessories include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, LED running lights, a ten-speaker sound system, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an SD card slot, a CD player, a power-retractable display, the MMI electronics interface, windshield-washer nozzles, automatic xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and a satellite radio.

2017 Audi A3 interior, leather seats, sunroof

Upgrading to the 2.0t Premium  Plus trim model gets you all of the above features plus heated and ventilated front seats, eighteen-inch wheels, four-way power lumbar, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless entry and ignition, and a power 8-way passenger seat.

Prestige Level

The top-of-the-line 2017 Audi A3 Prestige trim model gets you a forward collision mitigation system, LED ambient interior lighting and headlights, voice controls, an upgraded MMI system, adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a navigation system, auto-dimming driver-side mirrors, exterior power-folding mirrors, and lane-departure warning system.

Standalone options offered for the models include eighteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, Audi music interface, heated front seats, front sport seats, a lowered suspension system, adjustable vehicle settings, a black cloth headliner, nineteen-inch wheels, and steering wheel shift paddles. On this page of the Canadian official Audi website you can find more details.

What Are The 2017 Audi A3 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy?

A power output of 170 horsepower and 200 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 1.8 TFSI four-cylinder engine. It is standard on both the sedan and convertible. 2017 Audi A3 0-60 mph with the engine is rated at 7.2 seconds.

2017 Audi A3 engine

Pumping out 220 horsepower and 258 pounds-ft. of torque is offered by the 2.0 TFSI engine that is offered for both the convertible and sedan. EPA estimates the fuel economy to check in at 23/32/26 mpg with the A3 convertible and 24/33/27 mpg with the sedan.

2017 Audi A3 engine view

Finally, the 2.0TDI is offered exclusively for the sedan and yields an output of 150 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque. Here, fuel economy stand at 31/43/36 mpg.

Price And A Release Date For The 2017 Audi A3 Are…

According to various sources, the A3 Diesel price starts from $33,200, $36,600 for the A3 Convertible, and $30,900 for the A3 sedan. As for when they will be offered for sale, rumors suggest a release date in the second quarter of 2017 is probable.

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2017 Audi A3 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Audi A3 Release date

2017 Audi A3 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Audi A3 front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

2017 Audi A3 rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

2017 Audi A3 exterior, front and rear view

2017 Audi A3 side view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi A3 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Audi A3 side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi A3 trunk

2017 Audi A3 steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, steering wheel

2017 Audi A3 interior, rear seats

2017 Audi A3 Convertible, interior, steering wheel, dashboard