Audi A3 Old

They call it the first A-segment CUV in the world, which should be enough to make you run in the opposite direction. An SUV the size of a Fiat 500 is something that should never exist on any planet I want to live on. But, surprisingly, after driving one for a week, I realized that it may, in fact, have a point and a purpose.

Being European and a motoring journalist, I’m not a big fan of CUVs. I prefer my hatchbacks and wagons to sit low, how they’re supposed to, and not to try being something they’re not. Some jacked up wagons – Volvo XC70 and Škoda Octavia Scout come to mind – are better than standard versions, but those are the exceptions.

Fuel tank (L) 62
Total interior volume (L) 3,243
Passenger volume (L) 824
Cargo volume (L) 419
Shoulder room (fr/rr) (mm) 1,450/1,410
Legroom (fr/rr) (mm) 1,073/984
Headroom (fr/rr) with moonroof (mm) 950/942
Headroom (fr/rr) (mm) 975/942
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m) 11.2
Overall height (mm) 1,450
Overall width (mm) 1,840
Wheelbase/overall length (mm) 2,830/4,895
Fuel system Direct injection
Torque SAE net lb. ft. 185 @ 3,250 rpm
Horsepower SAE net 184 @ 5,700 rpm
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Displacement 2,488 cc
  • 18" Alloy Wheels
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Roof Deflector
  • Wheelchair Access

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