10. Restrained Design
Audi is known for its elegant, tasteful styling. Where other companies add swoops, angles and chrome trim designers at the four-ring brand know when it’s time to put the pencil down. They’re keenly aware that more isn’t necessarily better. Thankfully they’ve maintained this restraint with the 2015 A3 sedan.
All of the signature Audi elements are there, just on a smaller scale. There’s a chrome-outlined single-frame grill, LED lights, a familiar side profile and pert rear-end. It looks like the much larger – and more expensive – A6 but on a smaller scale. Mimicking its bigger stable mates the A3 also features superb fit and finish. The car’s assembly quality is faultless, with body-panel gaps that are so tight you’d be hard-pressed to fit a gum wrapper in them.