Audi A3 TDI

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

83
Priced From $30,250
MPG 36.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

LeftLane News

11/04/11
2011-11-04
80
100

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Drew Johnson Drew Johnson 7.8 out of 10 2011 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

We came into this review hoping to be blown away by the Audi A3 TDI, but that just didn’t happen. Although it offers good utility and is fun to drive, we were expecting a lot more luxury. And it’s not like Audi discounts the A3 TDI to make up for its shortfalls.

Fortune

04/26/10
2010-04-26
82
100

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Alex Taylor III Alex Taylor III 7.4 out of 10 2011 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

One of the great features of the U.S. car market is that it that there is room for idiosyncratic cars like the Audi A3 TDI. Too bad that its appeal will be limited to those willing to pay a high premium for the ability to limit their fill-ups.

Car and Driver

03/15/10
2010-03-15
81
100

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

There’s no doubt that the A3 TDI stacks up as a premium compact wagon. But there’s a big question, in our minds at least, as to whether this or any other premium compact stacks up high enough to justify the price.

AutoBlog.com

05/21/09
2009-05-21
87
100

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Sam Abuelsamid Sam Abuelsamid 7.1 out of 10 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

With diesel now roughly back at parity in price with gasoline, the Audi A3 TDI will soon offer a premium compact with good handling and excellent fuel economy.

USA Today

02/18/10
2010-02-18
77
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

If you can find an A3 with no noises, don’t need the latest-greatest interior and perhaps actually like the MMI control system, you are dead meat. You will find it pretty close to impossible to leave the Audi store without buying one.

Auto123.com

08/06/10
2010-08-06
83
100

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Michel Deslauriers Michel Deslauriers 6.3 out of 10 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

The Audi A3 TDI is low on firepower compared to the 2.0-litre turbo gas version. From here on, the rest of the car is pure A3. That means a dynamic drive, with a nicely-balanced chassis, very precise speed-sensitive steering and a high fun-to-drive quotient.

MotherProof.com

06/03/10
2010-06-03
85
100

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Lori Hindman Lori Hindman 5.3 out of 10 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI is incredibly cute, fun to drive and gets great mileage, but it’s a squeeze for my family of four in a way that makes road trips seem forbidding.

Motor Trend

02/24/10
2010-02-24
83
100

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Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

The A3 TDI is a compromise, then, but a good one. The price remains within reach of those early in their careers and the car offers stellar fuel economy for commuting, but at the same time you get a sexy-looking, reasonably sporty hatch instead of a penalty box.

Associated Press

03/03/10
2010-03-03
83
100

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Ann Job Ann Job Score Pending 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

Fuel-thrifty, smaller cars aren’t always plain, utilitarian and boring. Audi’s entry-level car, the A3, proves it. I couldn’t believe the fuel mileage display as I tested the A3. I was not driving at all for fuel economy. Yet, the car registered just over 36 mpg.

National Post

03/26/10
2010-03-26
88
100

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Graeme Fletcher Graeme Fletcher Score Pending 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

The Audi A3 TDI is sporty, attractive and comfortable. Throw in decidedly decent road manners and you have a very compelling set of wheels. Nothing, however, proved to be quite as appealing as the diesel engine. It delivers power without penalty.

Detroit Free Press

04/08/10
2010-04-08
86
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI diesel uses today’s technology to create an exciting driver’s car. The bad news is that the luxury hatchback’s power and efficiency come at a stiff price.

Auto123.com

04/13/10
2010-04-13
81
100

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Lacey Elliott Lacey Elliott Score Pending 2010 Audi A3 TDI Hatchback

Honestly, this Audi A3 TDI is fun to drive. Something interesting to note is that none of my friends have any idea that it is a diesel. No one on the street can smell or hear anything different. But is the difference in price worth it?

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