The Audi A3 has undergone a few cosmetic changes for 2011, but offers no major changes over the 2010 model. Engine selections for the U.S. market are expected to remain basically unchanged, although the European market will enjoy a new 265-hp 2.0 liter engine in the S3 model to offer some much needed power to the Audi A3 line. Cosmetic alterations include a new gear selector, changes to the side mirror configurations, updated and upgraded instrument panels, and a single-frame grille. Overall, the best features of the Audi A3 will be retained in the 2011 models with a few new extras to keep this solid performer fresh.


  • MSRP: $27,270 - $30,850
  • Invoice: $25,361 - $28,690
  • Miles per gallon: The Audi A3 2.0T Premium front-wheel and all-wheel drive models offer 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, while the 2.0 TDI Premium front-wheel drive diesel model boasts 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway, making it the standout choice for consumers in the market for outstanding fuel economy.
  • Wheelbase: All models feature a 101.5-inch wheelbase.