2017 Audi A3 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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2017 Audi A3 Bodies
For this model year, Audi sells the A3 in these variations:
-- Sportback e-tron
Audi builds more A3 Sedans than the other two versions of this agile car. Americans adore these modern, attractive sedans. Commuters routinely encounter them on metropolitan thoroughfares.
The Sportback e-tron A3 is a quick-handling wagon. This model turns transporting a budding family's luggage into a road-conquering pleasure. Do not expect to find one with wood panels on its sides!
A dashing convertible, the Cabriolet A3 calls to those who love to drive. With its top down, this auto turns drivers into touring enthusiasts.
Noteworthy A3 Features
Audi loads its luxury cars with features that comfort, engage and protect drivers. Note these top-notch highlights:
-- Panoramic sunroof
-- Leather seats
-- Xenon headlamps
-- LED daytime-running lights
Audi's Predictive-Safety Technology
In recent years, automobile makers have developed high-tech tools that help drivers safely engage with the road. Car consumers have responded positively to these predictive-safety innovations. Audi calls its tech in this category Pre Sense.
This feature can detect vehicles and obstacles that the driver may have missed. It can sound alarms and initiate braking. If a crash seems likely, Pre Sense will pre-tension seat belts and take other safety-improving measures.
Available Engine Setups
Every 2017 Audi A3 comes with the automaker's 2.0 TFSI engine. Audi offers the A3 in two drive-wheel setups, which are front-wheel drive and Quattro all-wheel drive. Quattro has decades of rally-racing research behind it.
Each 2017 Audi A3 is built with one of three trim packages. Those are called:
-- Premium Plus
At about $31,000, the lowest-priced 2017 Audi A3 trim package comes with a classy name. Audi is never stingy with features, so Premium drivers enjoy:
-- Silver inlays
-- A leather gear knob
-- A two-zone climate-control system
-- Four beverage slots
For $3,000 more than the Premium package, drivers can add several stellar features. Those include:
-- Aluminum inlays
-- A keyless-entry system
-- Smartphone integration
-- Parking-assistance technology
Priced at about $40,000, this trim package maximizes the driving experience. It delivers:
-- Dynamic turn signals
-- Virtual-cockpit technology
-- Adaptive cruise control
-- A 14-speaker audio system
An A3 Prestige with the Quattro engine would be the most-thrilling A3 to drive. With its all-wheel traction, that A3 configuration could confidently travel any American road. No matter the trim package one selects for a 2017 Audi A3, they can expect to love driving it.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Audi A3 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Audi A3 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.