New 2023 Audi A3 ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Spry driving demeanor, fuel-efficient powertrain, high-tech interior.
– Not as quick or as much fun to drive as the S3, toggle shifter takes some getting used to.
– The A3 has everything we like about modern Audis, shrunk down to size small.
The newest Audi A3 is fun to drive and offers some of the best in-car tech you’ll see today. There are a few negatives — namely a small trunk and limited rear passenger space — but overall the A3 simply feels like a small Audi, not a cheap one.
Peppy yet efficient engine and sporty handling
Excellent in-car tech and audio system
Comfortable seats with refined ride quality
Loads of standard and available features
Limited rear passenger space
Trunk smaller than the competition
No standard maintenance
– What’s new
Prestige trim has been dropped
Full LED headlights with daytime running lights now standard
Convenience package adds a wireless charger
Part of the third A3 generation introduced for 2022
The Audi A3 may be the smallest of Audi’s luxury cars, but its small size doesn’t mean it skimps on premium looks and features. We also like the premium interior materials and technology features available at an entry-level price (for a luxury brand), giving the diminutive sedan some solid value. The A3 was completely redesigned last year and returns for 2023 with most of the same features, though one trim level has been dropped to reduce complexity, according to Audi.