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2015 Audi A3 / S3 Overview

Audi A3 / S3 Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi A3 / S3 27
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  76 A3 / S3s, 8.3 months of data per A3 / S3, average 15100 miles

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Audi A3 / S3

2015 Audi A3 / S3 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Not so much. It's been in the shop for various reasons 35 days in the first year of ownership. So far both front axles have been replaced, several tires, various other suspension/steering bits, and a few rattles. One of the windows auto up/down feature broke then fixed itself. The same window will on occasion roll itself back down. full 2013 Audi A3 / S3 review
 

Audi A3 / S3 repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 55 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Audi A3 / S3.

Audi A3 / S3 Fuel Economy ()

Number of Vehicles
25 1 vehicles
26 0 vehicles
27 0 vehicles
28 1 vehicles

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Audi A3 / S3

2015 Audi A3 / S3 Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 For a car that can get from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds, the Audi S3 can be quite economical. The tested 2016's EPA ratings were 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. For 2017, the S3's ratings have fallen to 21/28 for no obvious reason. Maybe the updates pushed the car into a higher test weight class. I doubt the car's real-world fuel economy has changed. I observed 25 mpg in suburban driving (with a light foot) and nearly 30 mpg on the highway. Despite its more powerful engine, the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 scores even better than the 2017 S3 (if not quite as good as the 2016): 23/30. full 2016 Audi A3 / S3 review
2015 Audi A3 / S3 Gas Mileage: Neutral
YearComment
2015 EPA ratings are 24 mpg city, 36 mpg highway for the 1.8T FWD and 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway for the 2.0T AWD. The figures for the latter are especially impressive given its performance. The CLA manages better numbers with front-wheel-drive (26/38) but not with all-wheel-drive (24/32). Such a big drop from adding AWD is highly unusual. Fairly aggressive driving in the California hills netted trip computer averages from 23 to 27 mpg in the A3 2.0T. full 2015 Audi A3 / S3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Audi A3 / S3

2015 Audi A3 / S3 Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Spectacular. I'm completely sold on diesel. Car can get well over 40mpg on the highway. Worst I've seen thus far is ~36mpg on a tank. full 2013 Audi A3 / S3 review
 
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