auto

Small luxury car: Audi A3

5 small, eco-friendly luxury cars
Audi
  • Audi A3

  • Starting price: $27,270
  • Fuel economy: 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
  • Engine specifications: 2 liter, four cylinder

The 2012 Audi A3 model is available with a gasoline (2.0T) or diesel fuel engine (TDI).

The gasoline version of this luxury car uses premium fuel and gets a respectable 30 mpg highway, but the TDI "clean diesel" model reaches 42 mpg highway. Such engines run on an ultralow-sulfur version of diesel fuel and produce less pollution.

The Audi A3 comes standard with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty plan and roadside assistance for four years. In addition, it has front-wheel drive, comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and goes from zero to 60 mpg in 7.1 seconds. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional.

This small luxury car aims to please music lovers. It comes equipped with a CD player with MP3 playback capability, auxiliary input jack, speed-dependent volume control and a three-month trial subscription to Sirius XM radio.

If that doesn't work, file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Consumers receive a tracking number after submitting a complaint to check its status on the CFPB website.


 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
CAR & MONEY NEWSLETTER

Get cost-cutting tips for buying, selling and maintaining your wheels. Delivered monthly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

FTC targets deceptive car ads

The FTC has taken action against two car dealership chains for deceptively advertising the costs of buying and leasing cars.  ... Read more


Connect with us