2018 A3 e-tron

Consumer Reviews

2018 Audi A3 e-tron

$39,500 - $40,650  MSRP Range
2018 Audi A3 e-tron

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Most under-rate Plugin-Hybrid

by AMSchroemi from San Rafael, CA on Tue Aug 21 2018

?I have only owned it for two weeks but so far am very happy with it. Comfortable and roomier than it looks. This is the second plugin hybrid I have owned and preferred the Audi.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Happy but...

by Calcreole from Culver City on Wed Aug 22 2018

Previously leased the Audi A3 2016 model and have been a happy camper but with a 2018 update comes some pluses and big minuses. Not sure when it happened but Audi has also incorporated an engine start stop feature. At a stop light the engine will down throttle or go idol until you push on the gas. There's a little pause as the engine wakes before you accelerate. Supposedly it's to save fuel but it earns them the most annoying feature award for 2018. There's no way to permanently disable the feature without warranty issues. There is a button to deactivate it but it must be pressed everytime you start the vehicle. I only found out about this after the purchase... Really lame! Had higher expectations from Audi. Not sure if they were forced into this decision or what. The other negative mark about this model is the trunk space seems smaller than my 2016. Feels like the trunk floor has been raised. One more minor change was the elimination of the collision sensor button. Was a nice to have feature you could turn on in tight spaces and tall curb situations. This years model gets some pluses. I like the design refinements to the head and rear lights, wheel design, and the cool door lighting feature that projects the Audi logo onto the ground. Despite the start stop fiasco I'm looking forward to enjoying my lease and hope Audi learns some valuable lessons for their future vehicles.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

this car is so smart

by hnin on Fri Jun 01 2018

it's all grate ,it is really smart and comfortable interior design and designable exterior ,if you choose this car you will know what i recommend about that car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
0 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Anvil solid Teutonic machine

by CA Dude from San Francisco, CA on Wed Oct 17 2018

First Audi I've owned. Purchased a Premium Plus model with Tech and Sport packages and got Red California HOV lane sticker which is good for 3.5 years. A3 etron replaced a Chevy Volt I had for 6 years (purchased 6 months before Tesla even had a model for sale?115K miles with no problems) but the California green HOV lane sticker on it expires at year end (sticker saves me ~2 hours of commute per day and $ on bridges/Lexus-lanes). Audi drive is very smooth and car is uber luxurious compared to other hybrids ? comes pretty much fully loaded. I drive with the car set to hybrid mode (combo of engine and battery) and ?comfort? setting and, despite its size, it drives like any large top German luxury car (Wife has had 3 E Benz wagons and currently drives one?and this is very similar in anvil solid feel combined with great ride + robust acceleration). Car us very quiet and zippy and has most every feature of the bigger German luxury cars. B&O stereo is great (love the noise cancelling feature) and phone integration is super intuitive. Virtual cockpit is great in that it is close to line of sight to road, and comes with all the standard safety goodies. I don?t like the charger port being up front as it is not as easy in our garage to plug in and I do worry about millennial city drivers who tend to drive-by-feel and might smash into front ($$$?) while trying to pull into/out of parking space. Overall pleasantly surprised and plan to keep it for 3 years when its red HOV sticker expires. Price point is high vis-�-vis the Volt or other plug in hybrids, but it really is a different level of driving experience. If you have HOV Lanes, congestion pricing, or tax breaks, this is the best thing I've driven short of an [overpriced] $130K Tesla.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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