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2023 Review: Audi S3

European automakers have long built some of the world’s best sports cars. Now you can add the Audi S3 to the list.

This compact sedan’s appeal starts with a muscular 306-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Combined with Audi’s well-known Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the powertrain propels it from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds while still remaining docile in everyday driving.

The sport-tuned adaptive suspension strikes an ideal balance between nimble handling and decent ride quality. That, combined with precise steering and strong brakes, gives the S3 a high fun-to-drive factor.

Small even by the genre’s standards, the S3 has plenty of room up front in well-bolstered sport seats ideal for spirited driving. Downsides include a cramped rear seat and a tiny trunk that will make a light packer out of you.

Add it all up, though, and the Audi S3 delivers performance and luxury at a price that’s in reach.

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EPA Fuel Economy (MPG*)
23 City/32 Highway

Base Price: $46,800

As Tested: $57,440

*Before taxes, fees and destination charges