Audi A3 and S3 sedans earn 5-stars in US NCAP crash test

Just last week we saw Audi roll out the most brutal variant of the A3 range – the RS3 Sportback. While the five-cylinder beast shreds its tyres alongside the fearsome A45 AMG, its lesser siblings, the A3 and S3 sedans have done themselves some good at the US NCAP crash test, effectively making them among the safest vehicles in its class.

Audi A3 Limousine


NameAudi A3 1.4 TFSI SedanAudi A3 1.8 TFSI SedanAudi S3 TFSI Sedan
SegmentLuxury C-Segment
Engine1,395cc; turbocharged inline 4-cyl1,798cc; turbocharged inline 4-cyl1,984cc; turbocharged inline 4-cyl
Transmission7-speed dual clutch (dry) automatic6-speed dual clutch (wet) automatic6-speed dual clutch (wet) automatic
Max Power; Max Torque122 hp @ 5,000 rpm; 200 Nm @ 1,400 rpm180 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 280 Nm @ 1,350 rpm300 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 380 Nm @ 1,800 rpm
PriceRM179,900 (OTR without insurance)RM240,888 (OTR without insurance)N/A


Like all other crash tests, cars undergoing the US NCAP crash test will be fitted with crash test dummies to measure bodily impacts in the event of a crash. The A3 and S3 sedans both repeatedly went through rigorous frontal, side and rollover tests.

Audi A3 Limousine

The five star rating is strictly limited to cars that provide the greatest amount of crash protection and rollover safety beyond the required US federal law.

On a side note, the A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi’s first e-tron (plug-in hybrid vehicle) model also earned a five-star crash safety rating but from Euro NCAP.




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