Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Audi A3 hybrid interior, dashboard & comfort

Audi continues to offer some of the best interiors in the business; this is one of the main reasons to choose the A3 TFSI e over its cheaper VW Group stablemates

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

4.5 out of 5

Audi rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to interior design and the A3 TFSI e is another example of how it gets things right in this area. There's an excellent 'virtual cockpit' display that shows all manner of information behind the steering wheel, but Audi has avoided the temptation to put everything on screens and there are still nice physical controls for the heating and ventilation system. Quality is superb throughout.

Audi A3 hybrid dashboard

The A3's dashboard is full of angles, making it less conservative-looking than the previous model's, and there's also plenty of faux-aluminium trim. Whatever you might think of the design, there's no disputing the quality: everything feels well screwed-together, which bodes well for long-term durability.

Equipment, options & accessories

The A3 TFSI e plug-in hybrid is available in three trim levels: Sport, S line and S line Competition. The first two come with the 40 TFSI e engine, while the third is only offered with the 45 TFSI e. The middle option is expected to make up the bulk of sales, as it has more desirable sporty styling and the difference in price over the Sport doesn't amount to much in the context of a monthly finance deal.

Advertisement - Article continues below

As the hybrid A3 skips the entry-level Technik trim of the purely petrol and diesel versions, it starts off already having a decent amount kit in Sport guise. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and a 10.1-inch touchscreen all feature. S line adds 18-inch alloys, dynamic rear indicators, privacy glass, sports seats, LED interior lighting. S line Competition cars get their own design of 18-inch alloy, along with red-painted brake calipers and some black-painted exterior styling elements.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

Audi's in-car infotainment systems are among the best of any car manufacturer and its 'virtual cockpit' digital dashboard is particularly well executed. Sat nav, smartphone connectivity, DAB radio and a six-speaker audio system are all standard equipment. All versions of the latest A3 also get the 10.1-inch central infotainment screen as well as the 'virtual cockpit' behind the steering wheel; the latter measures 10.25 inches as standard, but a larger 14-inch version is available as an option on S line cars.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?
hydrogen filling station
Your questions answered

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?

A guide to where you can find hydrogen fuel stations for filling up a hydrogen fuel-cell car in the UK
11 Apr 2024
Mercedes G 580 with EQ Technology: specs, details and prototype ride of the new EV G-Class
G 580 with EQ Technology roadtrip photo front 3/4 on a hill
News

Mercedes G 580 with EQ Technology: specs, details and prototype ride of the new EV G-Class

The new G 580 will be revealed to the world on the 24th of April, we look at all the details of the forthcoming model and we ride in the prototype
12 Apr 2024
​Top 10 best small electric SUVs 2024
Top 10 best small electric SUVs Cover Photo
Best cars

​Top 10 best small electric SUVs 2024

Small electric SUVs provide low running costs, decent practicality and are more affordable than larger models, so they’re very popular. Here are the b…
8 Apr 2024