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2012 Audi A3 TDI Premium

2012 Audi A3 Review

(0 Stars)  The original luxury subcompact.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The idea of a premium entry in the small-wagon category seemed strange back in 2006, but the A3 makes sense to enough buyers to have stuck around all these years. The A3's continued existence is certain proof that there are enough places in the United States -- in large cities, for instance -- where space is at a premium and small but versatile cars make sense. Often, those urban buyers are wealthy enough to afford a vehicle like an Audi A3. Even now, when carmakers are adding more and more luxury features to their small cars, this upscale compact hatchback remains the only vehicle of its type. The A3 is based on the last-generation Volkswagen Golf, which used to be its only competitor. Now, however, the Lexus CT200h has entered the ring, and its hybrid powertrain produces huge fuel economy numbers. The A3 is far quicker than the CT200h, though, whether equipped with the turbocharged gasoline engine or the turbo-diesel. Both engines are available with the VW Group's benchmark dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the turbo is also available with a six-speed manual. The ace in the A3's pocket is its available all-wheel-drive system, a feature no other car in this segment offers. And as nice as the Lexus is, we think the diesel-powered A3 is a more engaging, more luxurious way to break into the 40-mpg club.

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2012 A3 TDI Premium Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
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

'12 Audi TDI Premium Standard Equipment

  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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