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2011 Audi A3 TDI

2011 Audi A3 Review

(3 Stars)  The easiest way into an Audi

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
If you are a fan of the Audi brand and are looking to grab a new model, you can get into this entry level Audi for less than $30,000. This crossover style hatchback is only offered in the 5 door wagon model. You will immediately notice the slick styling and high end features that you would only expect from a mid-level vehicle. This vehicle is based on the VW Golf and the A3 Audi models and offers a very fuel efficient turbocharged 4-cylender engine that will get upward of 40 MPG on the highway and slightly lower in town.

The exterior style has not changes much since its big overhaul in 2008, but the inside has seen some small cosmetic changes. Unfortunately due to the frame and body style the interior does have something to be desired when it comes to storage space and leg room.

The A3 is of course the A4's little brother and if you add on all the extra features and options you can push it up into the A4 price range. Consumers wanting a little more room and luxury will jump for the A4, but those working on a budget will be glad with the value of the A3.

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2011 A3 TDI Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Diesel fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 30 MPG city, 42 MPG highway, 34 MPG combined and 496 mi. range
Diesel common rail fuel injection
14.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 140 hp @ 4,200 rpm; 236 ft lb of torque @ 1,750 rpm

'11 Audi TDI Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Engineering  
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Engine Heater
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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