Many shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island value efficiency and style in their rides, and they may find themselves looking for a luxury small car that fits the bill. The 2018 Audi A3 is one such option, and it's the focus of this car review.

As you read, you can discover all sorts of qualities this exciting car offers. From a lively performance to an impressive infotainment system, there are plenty of reasons to give the A3 a second look. If you have any questions, reach out to us at Audi Hilton Head!

Performance Specs: Under the 2018 A3 Hood

The 2018 A3 may be a small car, but it has big power, no matter which engine you choose. The base engine is a 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder, turbocharged to produce up to 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. You can put all that power to work via a standard front-wheel drivetrain (FWD).

There's a second, more potent 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder available as well, and it offers 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The extra boost makes highway merging and passing a bit easier and quicker, and the benefits don't end there. This engine comes with the famed Audi quattro® all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

With quattro® AWD, your car will intuitively send power to all four wheels, especially those with the most grip. This will give you an edge when driving on wet or flooded roads along the South Carolina coast.

High-End Technology Features for Your Drive

The incredible technology in the 2018 Audi A3 starts and ends with the MMI® infotainment system. It adds all sorts of unique capabilities, such as the available handwriting-recognition technology that lets drivers write their entries rather than selecting letters or numbers from a keypad.

The MMI® system also gives you access to your favorite smartphone apps via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. When you plug in your iPhone or Android device to access your music library, all your favorite tunes will sound crisp, clear, and improved with the available 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® Sound System.

Another great feature? The optional Audi virtual cockpit. This fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display lets drivers see the information they want, whether it's navigation, audio data, or even weather info. You can stay continuously connected with a little help from this system.

Impeccable Safety Features

If you're searching for a ride with unimpeachable safety credentials, the 2018 A3 makes a strong showing. It earned an IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation, as well as an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating-each organization's most esteemed honor.

Those awards indicate top-notch passive safety systems that can reduce risk to the driver across several different accident scenarios. Plus, those systems are joined by a suite of driver-assist features designed to avoid or mitigate accidents in the first place.

Standard and available features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, letting you keep pace with highway traffic automatically.
  • Forward Collision Warning with Brake Assist, sensing and helping avoid front-end collisions.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, warning you of oncoming traffic as you back out of parking spaces.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Audi A3 in Hardeeville, SC

Drivers in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island know that however profitable reading a car review may be, you really need to experience a vehicle yourself to get a feel for it. So, we invite you to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Audi A3 at Audi Hilton Head. Take this luxury small car for a ride you won't forget!

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