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8 Myths About the 2017 Audi A3

The Audi A3 has been a huge success for Audi since its debut a few years back, and is set to continue that trend with the newly-restyled 2017 Audi A3 lineup. Buyers will enjoy a redesigned look that more closely resembles the popular Audi A4 sedan, along with several upgrades to the cabin, technology and safety features. As the lowest rung on the Audi ladder, however, the A3 is still surrounded by myths that may make potential buyers hesitate when considering making the plunge and purchasing a new 2017 Audi A3. Check out the top eight myths below before heading to the dealership to test drive your new Audi A3! 

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MYTH: The Audi A3 isn't as well built as more expensive Audi models

While the Audi A3 may be low on the Audi totem pole in terms of cost, this sedan is still a beautifully-designed, luxurious automobile that would make even the most discerning car buyers happy. From the sleek new styling to the high-tech interior, there's plenty to love about the 2017 A3. 

MYTH: The 2017 A3 is just a knock-off of the A4

While the 2017 Audi A3 does borrow some of its sleek styling and other features from its more expensive older brother, the Audi A4, there's plenty that makes the A3 unique, starting with the price tag. At almost $3,000 less than the A4, you'll still enjoy luxurious and high-tech features in a sedan that's comfortable, stylish and fun to drive. 

MYTH: The 2017 Audi A3 safety ratings are sub-par

The 2017 Audi A3 has received the highest safety ratings possible in government crash tests, as well as the Independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), making this one of the safest automobiles available.

MYTH: The engine in the 2017 does not offer enough power

While there is only one engine option for the 2017 Audi A3, you'll still enjoy plenty of power and surprisingly great performance. The 2017 Audi A3 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes driving fun, comfortable and exciting.

MYTH: The entry-level A3 is lacking features that make it a luxury automobile

Don't let the "entry-level" terminology fool you. Even the base model of the 2017 A3 is packed with features that easily compete with other luxury sedans in this class, including automatic xenon headlights, rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, eight-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery, electronics interface and more. 

MYTH: The 2017 Audi A3 doesn't include the Audi Virtual Cockpit

Audi's Virtual Cockpit is a configurable instrument cluster that displays maps, MPG, speed and other data with exceptional clarity, and despite popular belief, this is available even on the base model of the 2017 Audi A3 with the Navigation Package. 

MYTH: There is only one transmission option on the 2017 Audi A3

The 2017 Audi A3 has two transmission options, depending on which model you choose - a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in front-wheel-drive models, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in all-wheel-drive models. 

MYTH: The 2017 Audi A3 isn't as responsive as other cars in this class

The dual-clutch automatic transmission on the 2017 Audi A3 make it one of the most responsive vehicles in this class. Optional steering wheel paddles can also be added to give even more control and responsiveness.