9. Interior Excellence
The A3’s exterior is a winner, and in typical Audi fashion so is its interior. There’s a reason they’re the industry benchmark for cabin design and construction. The materials are first-rate, the built quality is superb and everything feels premium, whether it’s the dashboard plastic, circular air vents or climate-control switchgear. None of these parts would look out of place in the company’s flagship A8 sedan, and that’s an impressive accomplishment for a small, relatively low-cost car. Audi is practically synonymous with interior quality and that’s as true as ever with the new A3.