The 2017 Audi A3 is a stylish entry-level luxury car. Available as a sedan or convertible, the A3 exudes a premium vibe and features a cabin with many standard features. Its precise handling and solid performance come at the price of a small backseat and trunk. Refined and rewarding, it's a top choice in its segment.
For 2017, the Audi A3 drops two of its three engines and receives a modest cosmetic refresh. A new seven-speed transmission is available on front-wheel-drive models. A forward collision mitigation system comes as standard equipment on all models, and rear cross-traffic alert, a USB port and a revised infotainment system are now available.
Just because it has a premium badge doesn't mean it's out of your reach. Attractive, upscale and fun to drive, the 2017 Audi A3 sets the standard for the new smaller crop of entry-level luxury cars.