2011 Audi A3  -  $28,145


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,145
Base Invoice: $26,236
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine

Pros

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


Value Writeup

For drivers wanting utility and luxury in a smaller, greener 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, but the direct-inject gasoline engine gets a none-too-shabby 28 mpg on the highway itself. High-end touches such as leather seating and a 10-speaker stereo are standard equipment on both trim levels.


Model Highlights

There are two Audi A3 engines available for 2011. Both are 2.0-liter 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.

No matter which engine or trim level you pick, there's plenty of standard safety features, such as ABS with vacuum power assist, hydraulic brake assist, electronic brake-pressure distribution and electronic differential lock. Front airbags and TPMS 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 biggest news for this year's A3 is a minor interior and exterior facelift, with a new single-frame grille element, high-gloss black B-columns, chrome trim on lower air inlets, chrome strips in door handles, new rear diffuser insert, and updated alloy wheel designs. Four new paint choices have also been added: Volcano Red, Dakota Gray, Amethyst Gray and Scuba Blue. The interior now sees a new gray instrument background, a revised flat-bottomed steering wheel and a new gear shift lever for the S tronic transmission.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8

EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
TFSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
89 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
34.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
168.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.4 in

Height, Overall
56.0 in

Track Width, Front
60.3 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.3 in

Liftover Height
27.0 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
19.5 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
39.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3219 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Front Tire Order Code
HN8

Rear Tire Order Code
HN8

Spare Tire Order Code
HN8

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V490000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
168,275

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.

Consequence
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 23J9/V5. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V079000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
151,786

Summary
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.

Consequence
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.

2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine -inc: exhaust turbocharger intercooler

6-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

MacPherson front suspension -inc: anti-roll bar, aluminum subframe

4-link rear suspension w/anti-roll bar

Servotronic steering w/variable assist

Front ventilated disc brakes & rear disc brakes

Tool kit

17" x 7.5" (5) Y-spoke alloy wheels

P225/45R17 all-season tires

Space saver spare tire & wheel

S line roof spoiler

S line front & rear bumpers

(4) position adjustable intermittant windshield wipers

Halogen headlights

Front fog lights

Pwr body color mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals

Rear window wiper

Concert AM/FM/MP3 stereo -inc: CD player, aux input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio, speed dependent volume control, (10) speakers, 140 watt amplifier,subwoofer, center fill speaker

Leather seating surfaces

Split folding 60/40 rear seat back w/head restraints

Folding front center armrest w/(2) cupholders -inc: pwr outlet

Front & rear floor mats

Aluminum door sill inlays

4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel

Tilt & telescoping adjustable steering column

Driver info display w/trip computer, backlit instrument cluster

Pwr windows w/one touch up & down, pinch protection

Pwr central locking

Key fob remote control for doors, deck lid, & fuel door

Cruise control

Tailgate release on driver side door

Alarm system w/immobilizer

Dual zone automatic climate control

Rear window defogger

Locking glove box

(3) 12V pwr outlets

Dual vanity mirrors

Overhead console w/front map lights

Interior illumination -inc: interior door handles, air vent controls, front foot wells, active door reflectors, rear map lights

(4) assist handles in headliner

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/rear brake pressure distribution

Hill hold assist

Electronic stability program

Daytime running lamps

Impact protection -inc: reinforced high strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell

Driver & passenger dual stage airbags w/passenger sensor

Driver & passenger seat mounted side airbags

Front & rear head curtain airbags

3-point height adjustable front seatbelts w/force limiters & automatic pretensioning

3-point height adjustable rear seatbelts w/force limiters

LATCH provisions in rear seats

Rear child locks

Tire pressure monitor

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT RED
$0

 
IBIS WHITE
$0

 
SCUBA BLUE METALLIC
$475

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$475

 
MONZA SILVER METALLIC
$475

 
DEEP SEA BLUE PEARL
$475

 
LAVA GRAY PEARL
$475

 
METEOR GRAY PEARL
$475

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LUXOR BEIGE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
18" SPORT PKG
$1,400

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$500

 
BLUETOOTH VALUE PKG
$600

 
OPEN SKY SUNROOF
$1,100

 
ALUMINUM ROOF RAILS
$500

 
DARK WALNUT GENUINE WOOD BELTLINE TRIM
$400

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
ALL-WEATHER FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$120

 
ALL-WEATHER FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS & TRUNK LINER
$200

 
CARGO BEACH MAT
$110

 
BASE CARRIER BARS
$320

 
BASE CARRIER BARS
$240

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT
$80


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