The newest edition 2018 Audi A3 sedan is getting a nice makeover for the upcoming year. The Audi luxury carmaker is known more for its lavish SUV and crossover vehicles and of late, it is also focusing on making sporty hybrid vehicles. However, the company also makes some classy sedan and coupe models.
2018 Audi A3 Sedan- Body Appearance and Interior Design
The exterior design style of 2018 Audi A3 sedan is sleek but a tad conservative. You do not get the flamboyance of a Porsche or elegance exuded by a Land Rover, for example. However, it is by no means dull looking. You will like the stylish and rounded roofline. There is the Cabriolet variant with two door body and it looks more enticing. There are 3 trims- Premium, Premium Plus and high-end Prestige.
The cabin of 2018 Audi A3 sedan is sleek and streamlined. The Virtual cockpit is there. Its traditional instrument cluster has now been replaced by a large 12.3-inch display unit. But it serves the purpose very well for navigation as well as entertainment. Where it lags behind category rivals is leg room. However, the seats are quite comfortable for long trips.
Safety Features and Entertainment
When you buy any Audi vehicle, you can be assured of getting loads of advanced safety features and a lot of entertainment features too. The 2018 Audi A3 Sedan is no exception. Audi is focusing on deploying autonomous driving tech in its cars and the A3 2018 gets Audi Pre Sense setup. A rearview camera is there and you get automatic emergency braking too. Top two trims get Additional safety features including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, full LED headlights, lane-keeping assist. There are several packages available for base and Premium Plus trims such as Technology Package and Lighting Package. Sports Package is available for all 3 trims.
All trims get also xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, SiriusXM satellite radio, xenon headlights and Bluetooth. Premium Plus trim gets keyless ignition, parking sensors, heated front seats. A3 Prestige gets LED headlights, MMI infotainment system, Bang & Olufsen sound system along with ambient LED lighting in the cabin. The A3 Cabriolet gets nearly same features and can be further customized.
Turbocharged Engine in the 2018 Audi A3 Sedan
All trims of 2018 Audi A3 sedan get 2.0-liter, the turbocharged engine which churns out 186 hp with FWD. The AWD models make 220 HP. These engines are clubbed with a dual-clutch automatic 7-speed transmission. The car is quite fast. The road noise is a concern and if you opt for 19-inch wheels this cannot be evaded.
Price and Availability
The 2018 Audi A3 pricing begins at $32,150. The top trim pricing begins at $41,100. It is now available for sale.
Summing it up
The 2018 Audi A3 sedan is enticing and comes with oodles of customization options. The safeties tech is superb and same can be said about the amenities. It lags a bit in cargo space but more than makes up by offering numerous packages and powerful engines.