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.

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

Most Popular

UK’s most stolen cars revealed
Most stolen car
Ford Fiesta

UK’s most stolen cars revealed

DVLA data reveals which cars were most commonly stolen in 2020, with the Ford Fiesta topping the list
26 Jan 2021
Revised Mazda CX-5 crossover launched for 2021
Mazda CX-5 2021
Mazda CX-5

Revised Mazda CX-5 crossover launched for 2021

The updated Mazda CX-5 gets a larger displacement version of the brand’s SkyActiv-G petrol engine and a fresh infotainment system
26 Jan 2021
New MINI facelift revealed with updated look and added tech
MINI 3-door hatch facelift - front

New MINI facelift revealed with updated look and added tech

The MINI range has been revised for 2021, with the hatch, Convertible and Electric models all getting a range of styling tweaks
26 Jan 2021