The 2015 Audi A3 has been named 2015 Best Upscale Small Car for the Money by U.S. News Best Cars. The A3 took the top award in its class for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.

The Audi A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, priced from a base MSRP of $29,900. It is joined by the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan and the high-performance S3 sedan. The A3 Sedan brings to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans.

The Audi A3 Sedan features standard leather seating surfaces and exceptional ergonomics, and offers the signature Singleframe® grille, ultra-thin retractable MMI® display, available Audi drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen® audio. The A3 Sedan also comes equipped standard with a panorama glass sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.

The Best Cars for the Money awards are determined by combining quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. Value is measured by a five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

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About Audi
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,741,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2014, and broke all-time company sales records for the 5th straight year in the U.S. Through 2019, AUDI AG plans to invest about 24 billion euros - 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies.  Visit  or  for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

About U.S. News Best Cars
U.S. News Best Cars , the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007 and rankings for used vehicles since 2012. U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families awards annually. U.S. News Best Cars has grown in popularity and influence each year; in 2014, the site received over 45 million visitors. Over 65 percent of visitors were actively shopping for a car, while 80 percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.