...Audi A3 2.0Ts sold in California and California-emissions states meet the more stringent PZEV tailpipe emissions standards. Fuel economy estimates for the A3 TDI are 30/42/34. Safety: The 2010 Audi A3 follows in the footsteps of the rest of the Audi line by offering a full complement of safety features that includes front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock brakes and stability control. Seat-mounted side airbags for rear passengers are optional. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the A3 its highest score of "Good" in frontal-offset and side-impact...
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...The low-end torque of the 2.0 TDI combined with the S-Tronic transmission deliver plenty of power to put the A3 on par with its gasoline-powered counterpart. It gives up a little high-end horsepower, but the crisp, agile handling remains, making the A3 TDI a green machine that a driving enthusiast can love. –Mike MeredithThis A3 proves that you don't have to purchase a small, underpowered econobox to get good fuel economy. Equipped with the Titanium Sport package, our tester looked like a luxury car. Inside, this A3 was typical Audi. Up front you get sport seats with leather and Alcantara...
...such as leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and aluminum trim. Dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, and one-touch power windows also come standard. The front seats on the A3 2.0T Premium remain manually adjustable, although the Premium Plus package adds an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with four-way power lumbar support. The Premium Plus package also adds interior illumination and a storage system in the cargo area with side pockets, floor tie-downs, and bag hangers. A 10-speaker, 140-watt AM/FM audio system with Sirius satellite radio, an MP3...
...I had no difficulty switching between the stereo system's XM Satellite Radio and CD player. The gauges are white on black, with red needles. That red is echoed in the display screens for the audio system and climate control. In the backseat, space is also limited, but there's just enough legroom for adults. My boys and I liked the fold-down armrest with cupholders that pop out of it and a covered storage bin for small items. We enjoyed it less when getting buckled up because it had to be folded away so my guys could see where to buckle. The cargo area comes with a removable hard cover that...
...The available Open Sky two-section glass sunroof includes separate blinds to keep the interior from overheating and to guard against the sun's glare. Standard dual-zone automatic climate control Optional black headliner and shiny piano-black accents Sirius Satellite Radio standard Standard leather seating surfaces Standard auxiliary audio input Wood trim optional Under the Hood Audi's turbocharged 2.0T gas four-cylinder produces 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. Gas models can have a six-speed manual gearbox or the S tronic automatic with a manual-shift mode and front- or...
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