Looking for a sporty car that averages 36 mpg, under $35,000, and is a 2015 IIHS Safety Top Pick? Look no further than the 2015 Audi A3 TDI.
The 2015 Audi A3 TDI showcases every aspect of Audi's luxury full size sedans, but packs it all into a smaller version, which makes it better on gas mileage. TDI is Audi's clean diesel. Diesel yields better gas mileage and that is no exception with the A3 TDI.
First of all, my sidekick! He helped me take pictures of the car!
Steering Wheel mounted controls make your life super easy and uncomplicated with controls at your fingertips.
Dual Zone automatic climate control
I LOVED the stereo. It popped out of the dashboard and is really thin. you can also make it go back in with the touch of a button, while you're driving. Otherwise it just closes automatically when the car turns off.
And this was really neat. Once the gas light went on this happened
It also contained the back up camera which is my favorite feature on any vehicle.
The radio control (MMI wheel) is in an odd place in the center console, it took some getting used to, but was nice once I got used to it.
The 2015 Audi A3 TDI offers 4 distinct driving modes. Audi Drive Select lets you react smarter to the road ahead. You can adjust your vehicle's steering, throttle response and transmission shifts to tailor your Audi to your individual driving style.
I like how the belt buckles are in the seat, so there's no losing them and no sitting on them all uncomfortable
Pull down cup holder and storage in the back seat
The Leg room in the Audi A3 seriously impressed me. Even though it's a compact car, there was a lot of room
Same goes for the trunk.
Especially with the rear seats folded down.
Rear temperature control
I didn't get any good pictures of them, but the A3 TDI features circular air vents, which make adjusting them super easy. They spin 360 and go on all angles for more adjustability vs other vehicles.
The Audi A3 features their Ultra Lightweight Technology. Audi took out weight so they could add in more performance!
It also features Audi side assist, which is side blind alert. When a vehicle is in your blind spot on either side, that mirror will light up and alert you not to switch lanes.
Although the car is tiny, it definitely packs a punch. I wouldn't personally recommend this vehicle for families. It is great for someone who is single, or a couple. and MAYBE someone with 1 small child. No more than that. It isn't very spacious. But is a very nice sedan, very sporty looking and slick!
*Disclaimer, I received an Audi A3 TDI for a week long test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.