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2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
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2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The A3, a subcompact luxury sedan, is Audi’s entry-level model. Previously, the A3 was offered in coupe and convertible body styles, but the convertible disappears for 2020, leaving ju...

2021 Audi A5
2.0T quattro Premium Convertible AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

New standard and optional features come to the 2021 Audi A5, even though the luxury coupe got a facelift just last year. The A5 lineup, which also includes a sportback model (reviewed ...


2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
2021 Audi A5
2.0T quattro Premium Convertible AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 15.3 gal
Fuel Type
184 hp @ 4,400 RPM
261 hp @ 5,000 RPM
221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft 9.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 882 lbs
Length 175.5 in 184.9 in
Width 77.2 in 79.9 in
Height 55.7 in 54.5 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 108.8 in

Available Options

2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Quantum Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Premium Plus Package
  • Premium Plus Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package W/Side Assist
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Final Edition Package
  • Navigation Package
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" 5-Arm Wing Design Anthracite
2021 Audi A5
2.0T quattro Premium Convertible AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black/Black Roof
  • District Green Metallic/Black Roof
  • Florett Silver Metallic/Black Roof
  • Glacier White Metallic/Black Roof
  • Ibis White/Black Roof
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Mythos Black Metallic/Black Roof
  • Navarra Blue Metallic/Black Roof
  • Tango Red Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Convenience Package

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