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Audi A3 Sportback Hatchback (2020 - )

A masterclass in how to put premium gloss on a humble hatchback, the latest Audi A3 Sportback combines angular and aggressive new styling with a swanky cabin bristling with the latest technology. The foundations beneath play it a little safer but Audi knows its customers and the style and content are enough to make it a desirable alternative to the equivalent BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Our verdict

Is the Audi A3 a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Audi A3 running costs

Fuel consumption, insurance, residuals and tax.

Audi A3 safety

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Audi A3 features

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Audi A3 reliability

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Audi A3 interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Audi A3 performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Our expert review

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More engines will be joining the A3 Sportback range in due course, including hybrids at one end and more performance-oriented versions like the new S3. But the core 35 TFSI petrol and 35 TDI diesel will be at the heart of the range and offer a solid basis for comparison with direct rivals, including the Volkswagen Golf (with which the A3 shares its foundations, engines and tech) and premium alternatives like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series.

The A3 35 TDI S line we tested is a popular trim level and, at list price, the Audi costs a little more than an equivalent Golf with the same engine and gearbox. It’s on a par with the Mercedes and BMW options when you compare equivalent models with 2.0-litre diesel motors and automatic gearboxes like our test car. CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are all pretty much comparable too, meaning running costs are going to be close. Audi residual values are typically stronger, though, which should count in the A3 Sportback’s favour when crunching finance options against rivals.

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