The 2025 Audi A3 is a compact luxury car produced by the German automaker Audi. The Audi A3 is available in various body styles, including a sedan (saloon), a Sportback (hatchback), and a cabriolet (convertible), availability of these body styles may vary depending on the market. Audi A3 models often include advanced technology features like virtual cockpit displays, touchscreen infotainment systems, and driver assistance systems. Audi A3 models come equipped with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction and stability.
The performance of the Audi A3 can vary depending on the engine and trim level, few models are designed for sportier driving experiences, while others prioritize fuel efficiency and comfort. The Audi A3 price can vary significantly depending on the specific model, trim level, and optional features chosen. Audi A series falls into the luxury compact car segment, and pricing is usually higher compared to non-luxury compact cars. Audi A3 also considers its slightly higher-priced and much more powerful, performance-focused sibling, the Audi S3, to be its main rival compared to entry-level luxury models like the Acura Integra and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
2025 Audi A3 : Interior
Inside, the A3 interior is well-crafted with high-quality materials and an intuitive infotainment system. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, which replaces traditional gauges with a customizable digital display, is often available and adds a high-tech touch to the cabin. Leather upholstery comes standard on all models, and Audi offers Nappa leather upholstery for the performance-enhanced S3. A 10.3-inch screen is standard, but you can upgrade to a larger 12.3-inch unit as part of the Technology package on the Premium Plus version. The Audi A3 Tech package also includes navigation and allows the navigation map to be displayed in the center of the instrument panel.
Audi also adds traffic sign recognition, Bang and Olufsen sound system, and six-month Audi Connect Plus, 4G LTE wi-fi connectivity. The A3 2025 Audi foregoes the brand’s new dual-screen setup, making the vehicle’s climate controls and driving mode changes a digital affair. The seating position is excellent, the available sport seats have padded surfaces and faux suede trim, and the stitching on the dashboard adds visual appeal.
2025 Audi A3 : Engine
The Audi A3 has three powerful engines to choose from. The base 201-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine has plenty of power for driving at any speed. It also has a mild hybrid system that gives it a slight electric boost during acceleration. For performance more suited to a sports car, consider both the Audi S3 and Audi RS3. The Audi S3 comes with a 306-horsepower turbo four that allows it to go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
The RS 3 has a 401-horsepower turbocharged five-cylinder engine and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds. Each engine is mated to a smooth-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive A3 achieves good fuel economy for the small luxury car class. The all-wheel-drive A3 gets 27/35 mpg city/highway, while the S3 drops to 23/32 mpg city/highway. Fuel economy figures are not available for the range-topping Audi RS3, the Audi RS3 has estimates of 20/29 mpg city/highway.
2025 Audi A3 : Safety
The 2024 Audi A3 earned the top rating of Superior for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention system, while its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian system received a moderate rating by IIHS. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not tested 2025 A3. The Audi A series is equipped with a range of advanced safety features, including standard items like multiple airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. The Audi 2025 Audi A3 Sportback offers available safety technology such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning.