Pricing for the all-new 2022 Audi A3 Sedan has finally been announced for the U.S. market and it’s going to make many customers very happy. For the U.S. market, the entry-level Audi A3 40 TFSI Sedan is going to start at a surprisingly low $33,900. Expect to see a lot of these driving around American suburbia.
That starting price only gets you a very basic Audi A3, though. While the engine is the same as the other A3 models, a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, it’s only going to get front-wheel drive. All models will get you a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Though, if you live in a climate in which all-wheel drive unnecessary, the front-drive model might actually suit you, as you can get it in all three trim levels: Premium ($33,900), Premium Plus ($37,200), and Prestige ($41,200).
If you want to step up to all-wheel drive, the starting price jumps to ($35,900), which is still quite good, considering all of the car you get for the money. If you want nicer extras, though, there are still the Premium Plus ($39,200) and Prestige ($43,200) trim level upgrades available.
As-standard on the Audi A3 are a couple of nice options. For starters, the full 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system is standard on all models, giving all customers the best infotainment tech the brand has to offer. A 10.25-inch gauge cluster is also standard, however, the full 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit is an optional extra on the entry-level car. However, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available as standard kit on all A3 models.
You also get standard eight-way power front seats as-standard in the A3 Sedan. Additionally, those seats are heated on all A3 models, as-standard. Four-way power lumbar is standard as well, but memory seats are available only on higher trim levels.
All Audi A3 Sedan models also get Audi’s latest MIB 3 infotainment technology, giving it the best available technology Audi has to offer. Most importantly, it allows all of Audi’s best safety tech to be available for the A3. The list of safety tech is as follows, per the press release:
Standard Audi pre sense® basic can intervene to help prepare the vehicle for impact. This process includes beginning to close the side windows and panoramic sunroof, and pretensioning the front safety belts.
Standard Audi pre sense® front uses a camera and radar to monitor the area in front of the vehicle and provides visual and acoustic warnings to help alert the driver to potentially hazardous situations.
Standard High beam assist utilizes a camera mounted on the interior mirror that detects light sources, and can automatically adjust the high-beams to optimize vision of the road ahead.
Standard Lane departure warning helps keep the driver within the driving lane, if the lane is about to be departed, through corrective steering intervention and wheel vibration at speeds above 37 mph.
Available Audi side assist provides blind spot monitoring via LED indicators on the exterior mirror housings at speeds above 6 mph.
Available Audi pre sense® rear (as part of Audi side assist) uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to help detect an impending rear-end collision, and can initiate preventative measures.
Available Parking system plus helps make parking easier with front and rear proximity acoustic parking sensors, when the vehicle is in both reverse and drive, at speeds under 6 mph.
Available Park assist can automatically steer the car into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces. It uses ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers, and on the sides. The driver only has to accelerate, brake, and shift gears. Park assist is available on the A3 and is standard on the S3.
Available Rear cross traffic assist supports the driver when reversing out of a perpendicular parking space. Indicator arrows in the MMI® display can help inform the driver of approaching vehicles, and in critical situations, a warning tone and brake jolt can be applied, prompting the driver to fully stop the vehicle.
Available Adaptive cruise assist assists the driver with acceleration and braking, maintaining speed and following distance between speeds of 0-95 mph. Additionally, lane centering provides steering intervention feedback, and ensures that the vehicle stays within the lane limits.
Customers are really going to like the Audi A3 Sedan, here in the ‘States. Not only is it a good looking sedan with a great interior and class-leading technology but it’s also offered at affordable prices. Even the Premium Plus A3 Quattro is under $40,000 and comes with a lot of impressive tech.