Description: Near-Luxury Compact 5-door Hatchback
Base MSRP Range: $24,740-33,980
Invoice Price Range: $22,998-31,561
Where built: Germany
Audi's new compact series amounts to a five-door car with hatchback styling under the descriptive label of Sportback. Latest treatment is A3 3.2 Quattro S-line with all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction, but there's also a front-wheel-drive (FWD) edition labeled A3 2.0T FrontTrak.
The A3 2.0T FrontTrak Sportback stocks a 2.0-liter four-in-line engine with turbo-charger and inter-cooler plus Audi's remarkable FSI (fuel straight injection) technology applied with output pushing to 200 hp. The A3 3.2 Quattro S-line with a 3.2-liter V6 aboard hops to 250 hp as translated strictly through Audi's six-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic.