Sure, the Audi A3 has racked up the accolades for its incredible design. This sedan is a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, a 5-Star Safety Rating recipient from the NHTSA, and it even made the list of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Luxury Cars under $35,000 in 2016. While all of these aspects add to the brilliance of this vehicle, the Audi A3 performance truly sets this vehicle apart from the other models in the compact luxury car segment.
Drivers can take their pick of two different driving experiences within the Audi A3. Choose the standard configuration with front-wheel drive for a total of 186 hp. Though this car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds, it also remains efficient with up to 35 mpg on the highway. The available all-wheel drive configuration boosts horsepower to 220, while efficiency stays strong at 31 mpg on the highway. Electromechanical power steering and a lightweight body lead to a smooth, agile feel on the road. Plus, the A3 has a great suspension setup. Between the MacPherson strut front suspension and the four-link rear suspension, you can expect this sedan to handle like a dream.