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2023 Audi A3
2.0T Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,422
2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,234
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Audi A3
2.0T Premium FWD
Natalie Harrington Preview:

The 2023 Audi A3 is the German luxury brand’s smallest and most affordable offering, but that doesn’t mean it gives up anything in the way of luxury credentials. The A3 is a spacious, ...

2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

What the 2012 Audi A4 Avant lacks in true posh, it makes up for in pan...

The Good: Great gas mileage, a peppy turbocharged four-banger, some surprising a...

The Bad: Tepid cargo room and cabin storage, a few oddly placed controls and in...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Audi A3
2.0T Premium FWD
No User Reviews
2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Mau2262 writes:
Excelente vehículo.
5
William writes:
Power Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWD better.
"6 cylinder "
Front Seats Ranked 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWD better.
"full vetelated"
5
Terryhagle writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 Platinum worse.
"multi adjustable seats make it easy to get comfortable on long or short trips "
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 Platinum worse.
"seat angle makes ample legroom for adults"

Specs

2023 Audi A3
2.0T Premium FWD
2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
38 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
201 hp @ 4,400 RPM
211 hp @ 4,300 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 3 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.9 cu ft 28 cu ft
Maximum Payload 860 lbs --
Exterior
Length 176.9 in 185.2 in
Width 78.1 in 80.3 in
Height 56.2 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2023 Audi A3
2.0T Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atoll Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Black Optic Sport Package
  • Convenience Package
2012 Audi A4 Avant
2.0T quattro Premium AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Brilliant Red
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Phantom Black Pearl

Option Packages

  • 18" 5-Arm-Design Wheels W/P245/40R18 All-Season Tires
  • Convenience PKG
  • Roof Spoiler
  • Style PKG

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