Audi A3 Saloon Review (2013)

Audi A3 Saloon (Rear Side View) (2013)
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Audi A3 Review

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Compared with an A3 Sportback, the Saloon has a slightly heavier feel to its handling

Ride and Handling

The A3 Saloon is a very civilized car for town or country driving. It is serene on a motorway, and on back roads it rides smoothly and handles the bends well. Compared with an A3 Sportback, the Saloon has a slightly heavier feel to its handling, but it is poised and purposeful and enjoyable to drive on a winding country road. The steering is not quite as pin-sharp precise as some rivals, but it is reasonably weighted and gives acceptable feedback.

Ease of Use

Audi has a well-deserved reputation for making some of the best car cabins in the business. The A3 Saloon shares its cabin design with other A3 models, and it is a very agreeable place to be. The quality of materials used and the way they are put together is excellent. The satellite navigation is displayed on a screen that rises up from the top of the dashboard when you switch on the engine. This means that it is stowed out of sight when not in use, but also beautifully positioned high up where it’s most convenient for driving.

The car’s dimensions are 445 cm wide and 179 cm wide, with a boot that stretches from a standard 425 litres to a maximum 880 litres, so it is very practical. All-round access, including into the boot, is pretty good. It is a practical saloon with very reasonable space for both passengers and luggage.

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