2011 Audi A3 Values

Select a 2011 Audi A3 trim level

2011 model year changes

The biggest news for this year's A3 is a minor interior and exterior facelift, with a new single-frame grille element, high-gloss black B-columns, chrome trim on lower air inlets, chrome strips in door handles, new rear diffuser insert, and updated alloy wheel designs. Four new paint choices have also been added: Volcano Red, Dakota Gray, Amethyst Gray and Scuba Blue. The interior now sees a new gray instrument background, a revised flat-bottomed steering wheel and a new gear shift lever for the S tronic transmission.

Competitive comparison

Entry-level luxury; new diesel engine available; a small car with lots of utility

Special features for 2011

For drivers wanting utility and luxury in a smaller, greener package, the A3 fits the bill. The "Sportback" 5-door body style offers the spaciousness of an SUV on a platform shared with its Volkswagen cousins the Golf and Jetta. The TDI clean diesel engine is capable of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA, but the direct-inject gasoline engine gets a none-too-shabby 28 mpg on the highway itself. High-end touches such as leather seating and a 10-speaker stereo are standard equipment on both trim levels.