2013 Audi A3

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4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI PremiumDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium PlusDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium PlusGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21

Small Wagon
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $27,270.00
Invoice: $25,361.00
Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
City MPG: 21 mpg


Entry-level luxury; efficient diesel available; a small car with lots of utility

Model Highlights

There are two Audi A3 engines available for 2013. Both are 2.0L 4-cylinders, but one is a TDI clean diesel engine, while the other is a direct-inject gasoline engine. The diesel engine can make 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, plus a 30-mpg city and 42-mpg highway fuel rating. The turbo-charged gasoline engine trades some of that green credibility for performance, with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It still manages 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.

A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with the gasoline-powered A3, with a 6-speed automatic optional, as is Audi's all-wheel drive Quattro system. A 6-speed automatic is standard with the diesel engine.

Regardless of the engine or trim level--Premium or Premium Plus--there's plenty of standard safety features, such as anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic brake-pressure distribution and electronic differential lock. Front airbags and tire pressure monitoring are standard; the only optional safety features are rear side airbags.

The Premium trim level comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, cruise control and a 10-speaker, 140-watt sound system with automatic volume adjustment. Premium Plus adds a couple of items, such as an 8-way power driver's seat and Bluetooth connectivity. Both trims have standard 17-inch wheels, but 18-inchers are optional, as are wood interior trim, a sunroof and an upgrade to a Bose stereo.

A couple of packages are available for the Premium A3. The Cold Weather package heats the mirrors and windshield washer nozzles, plus the heated seats feature six levels of warmth. The Sport Package beefs up the side bolsters on the seats for more support while cornering, plus summer performance tires on 18-inch rims and a firmer suspension setting. The Premium Plus trim offers two more packages: the Convenience Package, which includes rain-sensing wipers and light-sensing headlights, and the Titanium Sport Package, which adds sport suspension, Piano Black interior inlays, black front grille and Alcantara inserts in the seats.

Model News

The Audi A3 is unchanged entering the 2013 model year, though a full redesign is expected soon.

Value Writeup

For drivers wanting utility and luxury in a smaller, efficient package, the A3 fits the bill. The "Sportback" 5-door body style offers the spaciousness of an SUV on a platform shared with its Volkswagen cousins the Golf and Jetta. The TDI clean diesel engine is capable of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA, and the gasoline engine gets 28 mpg on the highway. High-end touches such as leather seating and a 10-speaker stereo are standard equipment on both Premium and Premium Plus trim levels.


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Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code 1R1R
Manufacturer color code A2A2
Manufacturer color code U7U7
Manufacturer color code C8C8
Manufacturer color code T9T9
Manufacturer color code P5P5
Manufacturer color code 8A8A
Manufacturer color code S9S9
Manufacturer color code X5X5


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score7 (2012)
EPA ClassificationSmall Station Wagons


DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.360
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.090
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.470
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.100
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.110
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.930
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.990
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.940/3.090
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy30 MPG
Cruising Range - City304.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy435.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeTurbocharged Gas I4
Fuel SystemDirect Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM200 @ 5100-6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM207 @ 1800-5000
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity9.100 qts


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume89.000 ft³
Front Head Room39.300 in
Front Leg Room41.200 in
Front Shoulder Room54.400 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room36.900 in
Second Leg Room34.800 in
Second Shoulder Room52.800 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase101.500 in
Length, Overall169.000 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors78.500 in
Height, Overall56.000 in
Track Width, Front60.300 in
Track Width, Rear59.300 in
Min Ground Clearance4.300 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up19.500 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down39.000 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3219 lbs
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearFour Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP225/45R17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45R17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Wheel Size17 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall16.200
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.100 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.300 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.000 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.500 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

4 Years/50,000 Miles

12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

1 Years/5,000 Miles

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 10, 2016


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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