Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

About Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan, Cabriolet and Sportback models have the unenviable job of squeezing the most basic parts of what makes an Audi an Audi into an entry-level vehicle. In the 2017 Audi A3’s case the goal has not only been met, but surpassed. Sporty and welcoming with a willingness to run, the A3 is a joy to drive, and the sportier S3 heightens both handling and acceleration. With standard leather seating, a panoramic sunroof and HID headlights, Audi’s 2017 A3 compact-luxury sedan gives cars like the Buick Verano, Acura ILX and Mercedes-Benz CLA a run for their money. Although the diesel engine is off the table this year, quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) remains, as does the electric A3 e-tron Sportback, a plug-in hybrid hatchback -- the line's new fuel-economy leader.

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2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
What's new for 2017?
2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi’s 2017 A3 undergoes a major refresh this year, with more angular styling and a host of interior upgrades and safety improvements. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster is now optional while the 2.0-liter engine is made standard on front-wheel-drive (FWD) cars, which also receive a new 7-speed automatic transmission.

  • Expert Rating: 9.4
  • Consumers Rating: 9.5
  • MPGh 35
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
What's new for 2016?
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

After launching the A3 last year, the 2016 A3 ups the ante on standard features, adding a rear-view camera and parking sensors, aluminum-look interior trim, and heated mirrors and windshield-washer nozzles. The plug-in A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid hatchback also joins the lineup.

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Consumer Reviews

Love the New A3 Etron : Great for urban driver

By on Monday, November 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great ride, nice updates for 2017, Urban Commutes"

Cons: "Limited EV miles, not 83eMPG but still very good"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

2017 A3

"Previously owned the A3 TDI, attracted to another green alt choice in the hatchback/Sportback style. Didn't like the sedan only option of the A3, but when they brought it back, I gave it a serious look. I expected to buy an A4 but this brought me back to an A3 after test driving. 2013 vs 2017 A3: Great features standard as described. More comfortable seats, great cockpit/cluster, and a lot more quiet on the highway. Modern electronics are nice: back up camera, pre-sense, controls. Nice exterior styling. Don't like over-paying for extra features. Just added heated seats. eMPG: Where do they get 83 eMPG. No way on that. I've put on 1000 miles and my combined is 50 eMPG. I'll take that. This car is made for short urban trips that I can do all EV mode...all electric mode. Lots effect max range. Most report 16 miles...but I'm only getting 12-14 miles but depends on how many electronics are at play: heat/AC, radio, etc. But it works for me. Only 5 mile commute to work, and Saturday errands. When longer trips are at play, car goes hybrid mode and if full charge, will get around 63 eMPG for a 40-50 mile trip. 35 mpg gas/hybrid (or when the battery is depleted) is right on. Some reviews say handling is clumsy...not so, even though it adds like 500 pounds. Still drives great. Torque is solid with combo electronic and gas motors working very well together. Not for everybody, but I am digging it. Especially for the price. KKB is right on with the pricing. So, if you get it for around $38,500, - fed. tax credit, you're at $34,000 plus the $950 destination charge and probably another $400-500 for licensing, etc. = $35,500. Audi loyalty discount took another $1000 off and I also had an airbag in the previous A3, so got another $5000 off if I financed. That took it down to $29,500...no brainer. Throw in the VW settlement payout of $27K for the old TDI...new car for $2500. So, heck yes."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

2017 A3

Automotive Best Kept Secret

By on Monday, December 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "design, tech, MPGE, value, suspension, stability,"

Cons: "no seat memory buttons, no hatch automation."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am first and foremost a car guy. I love the classics. I have owned MB, Porsche, BMW, Escalade, Hummer H2, F250 and more. I am only marginally a greenie. I love the tech of the car, but most of all I love the design, function, value (bought it heavily discounted at year end) balance. Don't worry about the 21 mile range. the pure EV mode can be selected or the charge can be apportioned by the system controls. The design is borderline eclectic and highly functional."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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