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2011 Audi A3
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
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4-Door Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A3 is stylish, refined, and versatile—and nearly as good for the city as for the highway.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 91.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.8
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3186
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
Fuel System
TFSI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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