2011 Audi A3  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#35 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#75 of all 2011 vehicles


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


The 2011 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 2011 Audi A3 has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Audi A3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0485% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5432%, 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 5.5432% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Audi A3 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Audi A3 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8660M. Eclipse SpyderToyota RAV4GMC TerrainVolkswagen TiguanVolvo C30Buick RegalAudi A4Honda CR-VAcura TSXVolvo S40Audi A3Volkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Audi A3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 86. The 2011 Audi A3 is safer than the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and less safe than the 2011 Acura TSX, the 2011 Honda CR-V, the 2011 Audi A4, and the 2011 Buick Regal. It is about as safe as the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2011 Volvo C30, and the 2011 Volkswagen CC.

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