2011 Audi A3 Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The Audi A3 has a rather small interior, but it's well laid-out and exquisitely crafted. The front standard leather buckets sit low, and lack the side support needed in such a car and can cause backaches on longer journeys, though they afford a good view out. For a car of this size, rear-seat accommodations are just acceptable, allowing you to squeeze a pair of adults in there—provided the passengers in front don't mind scooting forward an inch or two.

Cargo space is somewhat disappointing for those who think that the hatchback/wagon layout guarantees heaps of space, but it is versatile. The backseats are 60/40-split and fold forward, nearly flat, though cargo can't be piled in very high or it interferes with outward visibility.

The 2011 Audi A3 isn't quite up to luxury-car standards of refinement inside; but its appointments are a bit step up from budget hatches.

The A3 has an attractive, premium-feel interior and levels of refinement that are better than most other small cars. However road noise—and the thrum of the rather low-profile tires—can be intrusive on coarse surfaces, and ride quality with the standard suspension can be somewhat stiff.

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