2020 Audi A3  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#31 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#82 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Audi A3
The A3, part of Audi's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Audi A3 is 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 2020 Audi A3 has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Audi A3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0412% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7056%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0412% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7056% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Audi A3 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Audi A3 is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9271Volkswagen ArteonBMW X1BMW X2Audi A3Lexus UXMINI CountrymanAlfa Romeo GiuliaVolvo XC40BMW 2 SeriesHyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Volkswagen GTIComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Audi A3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 92. The 2020 Audi A3 is safer than the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2020 BMW X1 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo S60, the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2020 BMW 2 Series, the 2020 Volvo XC40, and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2020 BMW X2, the 2020 Lexus UX, and the 2020 MINI Countryman.

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