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Audi A3

Price $40,865 – $57,815
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 10.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 87%(view ratings)
Despite the lack of significant changes for 2024, Audi’s smallest and most affordable car continues to offer a pleasant driving experience in true German fashion. The standard A3 features a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower, while the sportier S3 cranks it up to 306 horsepower. Both use a seven-speed transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. Performance enthusiasts are still waiting for the 394-horsepower RS 3 to arrive in Canada.

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First Drives2025 Audi S3: RS 3 Lite?
The Car Guide recently flew to Germany for a first drive with the updated 2025 Audi S3, the sportier variant of the entry-level A3 . The subcompact sports sedan is refreshed inside and out, while performance is elevated with an upgraded powertrain and revised chassis. The first units will land …
First Drives2025 Audi S3: Bringing Some RS 3 Magic Into the Mix
The road heading down the mountains of Dhofar in Oman is like a mini-Stelvio Pass, with plenty of turns including a few hairpins. This is where we got the opportunity to drive a camouflaged prototype of the upcoming new Audi S3 . With neon orange accents on the front fascia …
Pre-owned vehicles2015-2020 Audi A3: What You Should Know Before You Buy
In Quebec, the small Audi A3 is the German automaker’s entry-level model. Redesigned for 2022, it’s now more attractive than ever, although only available in sedan format. If you want more choice and a more affordable price, you should turn to the previous generation, sold from 2015 to 2020 (there …
Test Drives2022 Audi S3: The Consolation Prize
A few months ago, The Car Guide was invited to test drive the mighty new Audi RS 3 in Europe. We were led to believe that the car would be offered in Canada this year, but the company changed its mind at the last minute. If you want one, you’ll …


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NewsThese Are the 2024 Models with the Highest Projected Residual Value
So, which new vehicle should you buy now to get the best resale value in three or four years? That’s a great question. Want some help finding the answer? You can start by checking J.D. Power’s 2024 Canada ALG Residual Value Awards that were announced today. These awards are pretty …
NewsAudi RS 3 Might Be Sold in Canada After All
The last time we wrote about the latest-generation Audi RS 3 was in December 2021. Unfortunately, the news was not good: Audi wouldn’t sell the car in Canada (only in the U.S.) due to specific changes in the law for the registration of new vehicles in the Canadian market. Performance …
NewsAudi to Rename Most of its Lineup Amidst EV Transition
The shift to electric vehicles comes with a major transformation of how the auto industry operates while also changing the habits of consumers and drivers. This includes vehicle names. Speaking to German newspaper Heilbronner Stimm a few days ago, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann explained that the current nomenclature will be …
RecallsProblematic Airbags in Volkswagens and Audis
Believe it or not, airbags that can explode during an accident are still a thing today! Volkswagen Canada has recently issued a recall regarding several models, but luckily, only a small number of vehicles: 202 to be more precise. The models impacted by this recall are the Volkswagen Golf (including …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2022: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Small luxury cars are haven’t changed much in the past year, so the No.1 spot is held by the same model as in 2021 and 2020. The Winner The Mercedes-Benz …
New Models2022 Audi RS 3 Marks Sweet Evolution For Audi’s Little Rocket
A few weeks after lauding the car’s new drift modes , Audi is now officially introducing the second-generation RS 3 in all its glory. As previously reported, both the five-door Sportback and four-door sedan configurations will go on sale in Europe this fall, but only the latter will be offered …


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Test Drive: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the automaker's first foray into the hybrid market. "Where the A3 succeeds," according to Motoring TV's Graeme Fletcher, "is its total lack of compromise. "It rides and drives like a regular car in spite if its hybrid roots." And speaking of those hybrid …
2015 Audi A3 Sneak Preview
The 2015 Audi A3 will only be previewed to the 2013 New York International Auto Show press, but that doesn't mean you can't get a sneak preview.