Advertisement

Audi A3 - best hatchbacks 2018

The Audi A3 is a desirable car that brings a touch of class to the hatchback sector

Audi makes some of the most desirable cars on the planet, and while the A3 isn’t the most expensive or glamorous model in the range, it brings a slice of automotive luxury to the hatchback market.

You can’t fail to recognise its distinctive grille and headlamps, which ape the look of the firm’s larger saloons, but cabin quality is what Audi does best, and the A3 doesn’t disappoint. Its classy interior provides a welcome taste of what makes big Audi saloons so good, mixing top-notch materials with a smart design. Neat details include a 5.8-inch screen that pops up from the top of the dash on all models in the range.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Yes, you pay a premium for all of this luxury, but the A3 still appeals thanks to the low emissions of its efficient turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The five-door Sportback is also perfectly suited to family buyers, for whom the sportier three-door is too impractical.

Best hatchbacks to buy now

  1. 1. Volkswagen Golf
  2. 2. Mercedes A-Class
  3. 3. Skoda Octavia
  4. 4. Vauxhall Astra
  5. 5. Renault Megane
  6. 6. Honda Civic
  7. 7. SEAT Leon
  8. 8. Peugeot 308
  9. 9. Mazda 3
  10. 10. Audi A3
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch set to stick with tradition
Honda Civic Type R

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch set to stick with tradition

The next Honda Civic Type R will grow in size, but it won’t use a hybrid powertrain. Our exclusive image previews how it could look
5 Jun 2020
New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review
Volkswagen Golf

New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review

The new Volkswagen Golf will have to perform well on British roads to live up to its legendary name
5 Jun 2020
New BMW 4 Series: full details, specs and pictures of the 2020 car
BMW 4 Series

New BMW 4 Series: full details, specs and pictures of the 2020 car

The new BMW 4 Series coupe has distanced itself from the 3 Series with bold styling and a huge grille
5 Jun 2020