2010 Audi A3  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#30 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#63 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Audi A3
The A3, part of Audi's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Audi A3 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Audi A3 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Audi A3 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Audi A3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0485% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5356%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0485% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5356% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Audi A3 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Audi A3 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8560M. Eclipse SpyderMercury MilanLexus ISVolkswagen EosVolkswagen GTIAudi A4Acura TSXVolkswagen PassatVolvo S40Audi A3Volkswagen CCVolvo C30Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Audi A3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 85. The 2010 Audi A3 is safer than the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2010 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 Lexus IS and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Passat, the 2010 Acura TSX, and the 2010 Audi A4. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volkswagen Eos, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, the 2010 Volvo C30, the 2010 Volkswagen CC, and the 2010 Volvo S40.

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