2018 Audi A3 Prices Sportback: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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An updated front fascia helps give the Audi A3 Sportback a refreshed appearance. However, the biggest announcement is the arrival of a new Virtual Cockpit. Displaying high-resolution graphics, it is one of the most advanced gauge clusters on the market.
What Styles Does It Come In?
All versions of the Audi A3 Sportback come in the form of a four-door hatchback. A front-wheel-drive setup comes standard. While many modern hybrids come equipped with a CVT, the A3 Sportback uses a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Designed with a rechargeable battery pack, the hatchback’s hybrid engine develops a satisfying 204 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. When activated, an all-electric mode enables you to travel up to 16 miles without burning any fuel.
What are the Available Trims?
The Premium trim comes loaded with enough equipment to make most drivers happy. Automatic braking now comes standard. Some of the other highlights include Audi’s MMI infotainment system, leather upholstery, and a panoramic sunroof. The 10-speaker sound system certainly provides a pleasurable music-listening experience.
- Premium Plus
Heated front seats and LED headlights give the A3 Sportback Premium Plus an advantage over the base model.
If you crave an abundance of technology, the Prestige trim will not leave you disappointed. It features Audi’s world-class Virtual Cockpit and an extra number of advanced safety innovations.
In contrast to hybrid hatchbacks such as the Toyota Prius, the A3 Sportback is actually fun to drive. It can hit 60 mph in around 7.1 seconds, which is not bad for such an eco-friendly ride. The A3 Sportback’s automatic transmission is also far sportier than most CVTs. When taking a sharp curve, the hatchback’s body remains poised and balanced. While most adults won’t enjoy sitting in the back, the front seats are comfortable enough for long-distance traveling.
The Audi A3 Sportback has a combined fuel economy rating of 39 mpg. Keep in mind that Audi urges the use of premium unleaded gasoline.
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.