Ah, this week’s test drive fills me with nostalgia. You see, he takes me behind the wheel of a 2022 Audi A3, the car I’ve been renting in its last generation. A beloved car that was hard to give up. But my lease ran out during the first year of the pandemic and I waited a while to see and drive the all-new model. And I must say it was worth the wait. The entry level Audi sedan does not feel anything but the entry level. You get the luxury of Audi as well as the latest leading technology available to the brand in a compact package.
My test model A3 Premium Plus was equipped with a standard Audi MMI touchscreen with a standard 10.1-inch screen and thanks to the optional Tech package, the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit was incredibly practical and functional. Probably my favorite tech feature for any vehicle on the road right now. The lineup also introduces an available new head-up display and top-view camera system.