What Does Kelley Blue Book Say About the New 2018 Audi A3?

The research and valuation authority lauded the latest luxury sports car for having "all the requisite Audi parts," including a "powerful engine lineup, a quality interior," and "loads of high-tech goodies." Such a winning combination, it continued, gives the new 2018 A3 "a leg up" on competitors from the INFINITI QX30 and Mercedes-Benz CLA to Acura ILX. A3, they qualified, even offers better value than the BMW 2 Series. What exactly earned such a ringing endorsement from KBB?

New for 2018, to be sure, heated front seating comes standard, along with dual USB connectivity for charging electronics, and in trims like A3 Premium Plus, you can look forward to cutting-edge driver-assistance tech like Audi side assist. But it was the new Technology package, now incorporating a Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade, that took the coveted status of a KBB favorite -- more specifically, its 705 watts and 14 speakers worth of audiophile greatness for entertainment on the go. Another favorite: available adaptive cruise control. Great for stop-and-go traffic, it's a radar-and-camera duo that can drop the car's full stopping power when needed, then resuming speed as possible.

Of course, there's plenty more than an industry authority's accolades to look forward to in the new 2018 Audi A3, though others like US News & World Report, Car and Driver Magazine, and Motor Trend had plenty of good things to say about it, too. You can check it out for yourself, right here in Temecula. Take the ride out to visit us here on Temecula Center Drive, and we'll take you for another one: a test-drive you're sure to remember.