The 2007 Audi A3 serves as a small, unassuming wagon. What it lacks in glamour, it makes up in performance. This little wagon comes in two trim levels. No matter which option you choose, the engine provides more than enough power to get you down the road in a hurry.
Considering how much power you get from the A3, its price seems like a bargain.
The Audi A3 also comes with the kinds of features that consumers have come to expect from wagons of this type. Like other Audi vehicles, it has a well-designed interior that has been crafted for convenience as well as looks.
Overall, it provides an excellent vehicle with impressive perform and style. Anyone looking to buy an upscale sport wagon without mortgaging life away should definitely consider the 2007 A3.
Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 3.2-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual, six-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG)
Models: Audi A3 2.0T, Audi A3 3.2 Quattro
The Audi A3 remains the same for 2007. Several packages, however, customize the car with a variety of features. The Technology Package, for instance, adds Bluetooth connectivity and bi-xenon headlights. The S Line Package gives the 2.0T rear fascias and a unique front end.
Regardless of the trim level you choose, the 2007 Audi A3 uses a four-door design that mixes the best qualities of a hatchback and a wagon. The exterior doesn't include a lot of useless features. Instead, Audi focuses on giving drivers the features that they need for an excellent experience on the road.
The stark exterior has an aesthetic of its own. Far from ugly, its sleek lines look classy. This peppy little wagon houses a powerful engine under its hood, so it doesn't need to show off a fancy exterior to feel secure.
Audis have well-designed interiors. The 2007 Audi A3 features a well-crafted cabin that would look at home in even pricier models. It has large, easy-to-read gauges that avoid looking ridiculous. It also features real metallic accents.
The 2007 A3 includes plenty of standard features that make it fun and comfortable to drive, including dual-zone automatic climate control and a 10-speaker audio system. Many optional features come in packages. The technology package adds bi-xenon headlights and Bluetooth compatibility. The premium package gives you leather seating, auto-dimming rear-view mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and a power driver’s seat.
You can also choose from a list of a la carte optional features, including a Bose audio system, a navigation system, and a dual-pane sunroof.
If you need cargo space, then the 2007 Audi A3 probably has enough room for you. With 56 cubic feet, it offers almost as much room as the A4 wagon.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Audi A3 2.0T contains a two-liter, turbocharged, inline-four engine that provides plenty of pep. The engine pumps out 200 horsepower that hurtles the car from zero to 60 mph in just seven seconds. The 3.2 Quattro employs a 3.2-liter V-6 that offers even more power. However, the heavier weight dampens performance a bit. Even though the 3.2 Quattro delivers 250 hp, it only reaches 60 mph in 0.2 seconds less than the 2.0T.
The 2007 Audi A3's performance matches with excellent handling. Both versions have electromechanical steering that makes it easy to switch lanes on a whim. The steering also helps prevent annoying vibrations while still giving you plenty of feedback from the road.
Drivers love the A3's suspension. It stays reliable even when taking sharp turns. It also helps passengers enjoy a comfortable ride that pays testament to Audi's superior engineering.
The 2007 Audi A3 comes with more than enough safety features. Front seat-mounted airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and full-length side curtain airbags all come standard. You can also add seat-mounted side airbags that protect passengers in the rear seats.
The Audi A3 receives a ?good"" rating (the highest possible) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in side-impact and frontal-offset crash tests. If you do get in an accident, you and your passengers feel relatively safe in the A3.
EPA Fuel Economy
Audi A3 2.0T: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro: 18/25 mpg city/highway
- Plenty of power
- Good safety features
- Nice DSG transmission
You Won't Like
- Small cargo space
- Cramped legroom in rear seat
A no-nonsense wagon with plenty of pep, at a price that many can afford.
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