Audi A3 Saloon Review
Audi, a prestigious motor brand well-known for its fantastic range of vehicles, is definitely a car company you can rely on. One of our favourites from the range is the A3 Series Saloon. It’s a luxurious and high-quality car that’s actually based on the A3 Sportback, which is also a fantastic car.
The Saloon’s professional looking and sleek image, and high level of comfort and control, means that it would be an ideal lease car for your company. It comes with some strong and efficient engines, and the interior is luxuriously built. There’s also enough room to fit 4 adults comfortably, and a decent sized boot too. Cheap to run and incredibly reliable, you can’t go wrong with an Audi as a leased vehicle.
When it comes to performance, Audi has a great range of engines to accommodate you. The 2.0 diesel engine is strong, and can power along with little effort. The petrol engines are just as good, with the flexible 1.4 and the 1.8 if you want something with a bit more oomph. As for the handling, the Saloon doesn’t disappoint. It’s grippy and responsive, and the steering reacts well. It even tackles road imperfections well, keeping the ride smooth and comfortable. Each model also comes equipped with start-stop technology, which lowers the CO2 and makes the Saloon one of the best in its class when it comes to good economy.
You get brilliant value for money with the Saloon’s interior, which has all been made from plush materials to a high standard. Even AutoExpress praises the Saloon’s ‘excellent build quality’. It also comes kitted out with a neat infotainment screen, which really adds to the sleek vibe. It’s also incredibly comfortable inside, due to the amount of room and the easily adjustable seats. The Saloon is longer than the Sportback A3, so there’s more room inside and the boot is bigger by 45 litres. If you need even more space, the rear seats also fold down.
The Saloon has some great gadgets, although you may have to pay a little bit extra for some of them. You can get something called the Pre-Sense system, which will get the safety kit ready automatically if it senses that an accident is imminent. As well as this, is the Saloon’s Multimedia Interface (MMI) which means you can easily control most of the car with just the touch of a few simple buttons and dial. Their positioning also means you can do this without having to take your hands off the wheel, so you can concentrate on driving. With two trims available (the Sport and S Line), there are loads of extras to choose from such as: Bluetooth, USB, climate control, alloys, leather seats and xenon headlights.