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2015 Audi A3 earns Best Upscale Small Car for the Money title from U.S. News Best Cars

U.S. News Best Cars has named the 2015 Audi A3 (US-spec) as being the “2015 Best Upscale Small Car for the Money”. The title was obtained after combining the quality and value data into a composite score, with the quality being measured by the overall score obtained in United States while value is measured by a five-year total cost of ownership as well as the average price tag paid for the car at the time when the award was published.

2015 Audi A3 Sedan (US-spec)
2015 Audi A3 Sedan (US-spec)

The 2015 Audi A3 in US specification carries a starting price of $29,900 for the A3 Sedan with the 1.8 TFSI engine, followed by the 2.0 TDI model kicking off at $32,600 and the 2.0 TFSI variant which begins at $33,200, with all three prices applicable for the Premium trim.

2015 Audi A3 Sedan (US-spec)
2015 Audi A3 Sedan (US-spec)

There’s also an A3 Cabriolet with 1.8 TFSI (from $35,600) and 2.0 TFSI (from $38,600) engine while the range-topping S3 Sedan begins at $41,400 and comes with a beefier version of the 2.0 TFSI engine developing 292 bhp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The hardware setup grants the hot compact sedan with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 4.7 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The engine’s output is channeled to a quattro all-wheel drive system through a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox.

Adrian Padeanu

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