10 Alternatives to the 2018 Audi A3

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The Audi A3 Is Appealing, but What Are Your Other Options?

The 2018 Audi A3 is a fine luxury small car. Shoppers looking for a comfortable commuter car may have the A3 high on their list.

The A3 has comfortable front seats and superb optional technology, including a virtual cockpit display and a high-end infotainment system. You can choose from an array of robust engines, and the A3 gets great fuel economy – the highest in class – with its base engine. The A3 has an attractive starting price of $31,950. It is offered in sedan, cabriolet, plug-in hybrid hatchback, and high-performance models.

Despite all of its fantastic qualities, the A3 falls in the middle of the U.S. News luxury small car rankings. It has a cramped back seat, which could limit passenger comfort, especially on long trips. The sedan has a mere 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and the convertible has less.

While the A3 does many things well, it may be worth examining alternatives, including midsize cars and a sporty SUV that may have you rethinking luxury.

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