Compare 2012 Audi A3

2012 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 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3
Length, Overall (in)
169.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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