2023 Audi A3  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#25 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#81 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Audi A3
The A3, a mainstay of Audi's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Audi A3 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Audi A3 has a score of 83, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Audi A3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0373% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2648%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0373% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2648% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Audi A3 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Audi A3 is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. An active safety system that is standard on the 2023 Audi A3 is Audi Pre Sense. Some safety features are optional on the 2023 Audi A3--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Active Lane Assist and Audi Side Assist.

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Audi A3. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9172Subaru CrosstrekMINI CountrymanVolkswagen TaosVolkswagen Golf GTIS. Crosstrek HybridAcura IntegraMazda CX-50Hyundai Genesis G70Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueAudi A3Lincoln CorsairComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Audi A3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 91. The 2023 Audi A3 is safer than the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2023 Mazda CX-50. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2023 Acura Integra, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, and the 2023 Toyota RAV4.

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