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Aired: 4/17/2012

The 2012 Audi A3 TDI is a family car that’s sleek looking and earns high fuel economy, plus lots of standard equipment and options. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

The 2012 Audi A3 TDI is sleek family car with a sporty flare all packaged with great fuel economy.

Make/ Model — 2012 Audi A3 TDI FWD
MPG — 30 city/42 hwy mpg
Engine — 2.0L TDI 4-cyl. Diesel engine with 140 hp / 236 torque
•Automatic S-Tronic Transmission
Price — $34,725

Standard features:
•17″ alloy wheels with all season tires.
•ABS and Stability Control
•MP3 Player (Optional)
•Navigation system is available for Premium trims.

The 2012 Audi A3 TDI was had a S line package which gives it a sportier look with the Cold Weather Package which included heated leather seats and steering wheel, electric heated side mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, metal-look trim inside and out, plus power locks and windows that are one-touch. The sounds system was good quality with navigation, AM/FM/ Sirius radio, MP3 connection and CD choices. The large open sunroof included a power sunscreen.

The A3 has a 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty and 4 year roadside assistance coverage. The A3 maintains a reasonable amount of luxury and style that Audi is known for, thanks to an upscale and classy-looking interior. It’s also versatile due to its hatchback wagon design that provides more cargo space than the typical sedan.

Competes with:
•Volkswagen GTI 5-door
•Infiniti EX35
•Volvo V50
•Volkswagen Tiguan

•Excellent driving dynamics
•Good fuel economy
•Daytime running lights
•Soft leather seats
•High-quality, versatile and spacious interior
•Good cargo space

•A bit pricey
•Limited rear-seat room for taller passengers

The new 2012 Audi A3 TDI has beautiful design and quality materials with a contemporary look. It is a combination of open-road enthusiasm, long-haul friendliness, around-town usefulness and fuel economy.

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