The A3 distinguishes itself as a great-handling, handsome sedan (or convertible!) with an upscale interior and luxury features that set the standard for the segment. Steering is precise, the ride composed; fit and finish are superb. A 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo four with front-wheel drive and a six-speed auto are standard; a manual is not offered. A 220-hp 2.0-liter four with all-wheel drive is optional; 2015 and 2016 TDI diesels have been stop-saled until further notice due to EPA violations.