Best used 2021-present Audi A3 PCP finance deals

The Audi A3 is a stylish and upmarket small car, but it is pricey. Read on for the best used deals and to see which version is right for you

Sam Naylor
Jun 28, 2021

The Audi A3 is an upmarket hatchback that aims to provide the quality and luxury feel of a larger Audi model at a more palatable price - and thanks to the latest 2021 Audi A3 deals on BuyaCar, that price can be far more affordable than you might expect, if you go for a nearly new or used model.

If you’re looking for a small hatchback but want it to have a plush interior and smart looks, the Audi A3 is a great choice. It’s about the same size as a Volkswagen Golf, but it has a much nicer interior. These cars share many mechanical parts, though - as VW and Audi are part of the same company - so they are similar to drive.

Other options available are the Mazda 3 and the BMW 1 Series, which are both high-quality products when you step inside. The Mercedes A-Class is another option that’s proving popular with drivers at the moment, and all of these cars have enough equipment, style and comfort to satisfy a vast majority of motorists.

The Audi is a great all-round choice because it’s good to drive, comfy enough, has a great interior and the engines are efficient and quiet. If you’ve decided on an Audi A3 as your next car then read on to find out all about each version - covering Technik, Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung.

There are also high-performance Audi S3 and RS3 models that have powerful engines and sporty handling with four-wheel drive so they can make the most of the engines' power without spinning the tyres all the time, plus the soft-top A3 Cabriolet.

Here we’ll just focus on the trim levels that are available on the Sportback model - Audi’s name for the five-door hatchback - and the four-door Saloon.

Best Audi A3 finance deals 2021

2021 Audi A3 Technik deals

The entry point to the 2021 Audi A3 range is the Technik model, which costs from around £23,000 when brand new - but going for a nearly new model could net you a huge saving even on these low-specification versions.

Luckily there’s a good amount of standard equipment on the Audi A3 Technik. It features 16-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights as standard, so it looks the part. There’s a choice of several appealing engines - with a 1.0-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel on offer - and either a six-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.

Other equipment that’s standard on the Technik includes automatic stop-start, an acoustic windscreen that reduces wind noise, electrically-adjustable mirrors and a honeycomb grille. On the inside, you get cloth seats and a 60:40 split-folding rear seat, plus air-conditioning, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a multi-function steering wheel and a centre armrest.

On the technology front, there are two USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, sat-nav, a digital radio, Bluetooth, voice control and connected services for three years. There are two screens - one on the dashboard at 10.1 inches across, and the other behind the steering wheel at 10.3 inches across, which shows driving info. The latter lets you display sat-nav maps and many other features right in your eyeline while driving, so it’s a useful feature that’s great to see as standard.

Cruise control also comes as standard here, plus rear parking sensors, hill start assist, a collision avoidance steering function, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and remote central locking with an alarm.

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2021 Audi A3 Sport deals

Move up to the Audi A3 Sport and the starting price goes up to around £24,000 when brand new. There’s the same choice of engines available here but, of course, you get more equipment included.

The larger 17-inch alloy wheels are the most obvious addition from the outside, though you’ll also be able to spot a chrome edge around the grille to help this version stand out.

On the inside, there’s leather seats and a rear bench that can fold 40:20:40, plus some aluminium trim pieces. Dual-zone air-conditioning enables driver and front passenger to choose different cabin temperatures, and there’s also a driving mode selector that features Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Efficiency modes. These alter the throttle and steering feel depending on which setting you pick to tailor the way the car responds to your inputs.

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Used Audi A3 Sport

BuyaCar prices from £26,500
Monthly finance from £384*

2021 Audi A3 S line deals

The Audi A3 S line is another step up in the chain, and gets all the kit from Technik and Sport models along with some extras. All the same engines are available here, and the price starts at around £26,000.

The 18-inch alloy wheels help this version to stand above the others, while it's also lower than the other models as it has sports suspension that drops it down by 15mm. This is set up to make the A3 feel more sporty on the road. There are other sporty trim pieces such as air intakes and chrome tailpipes, too.

You also get tinted windows at the rear and LED headlights with LED rear lights and lots of automatic functions including a cornering light that helps with parking at night and sweeping indicator lights.

The seats have a sportier design than on lesser models and are trimmed in leather with contrasting stitches. There’s also ambient interior lighting, dark headlining and stainless steel pedals to give S line models a sporty feel inside.

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Used Audi A3 S line

BuyaCar prices from £25,650
Monthly finance from £0*

2021 Audi A3 Edition 1 deals

The Audi A3 Edition 1 is a high-spec version and in addition to what you get with the S line models, also includes 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded LED headlights with integration into the sat-nav for improved visibility at junctions and black trim pieces on the exterior rather than chrome.

You get heated leather and Alcantara (man-made suede) front sports seats that are electrically-adjustable and have a memory function, which enables you to save several drivers' seating positions. There’s also a flat-bottomed steering wheel and ambient lighting with more functions than the set on lesser models.

The digital display behind the steering wheel is also upgraded here - it’s larger, at 12.3 inches, and displays in high-definition, giving it a sharper look.

The Edition 1 is available with the larger engines only so there's a notable step up in price for new models, which start from over £31,000.

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Used Audi A3 Edition 1

BuyaCar prices from £33,180
Monthly finance from £0*

2021 Audi A3 Vorsprung deals

The Audi A3 Vorsprung is the top-of-the-range model and so costs the most, at £36,400 when new for the petrol version. This is a pretty steep price for a car of this type, but it is backed up by a whole range of desirable standard equipment.

Vorsprung has the most kit of all, with a special set of 19-inch alloy wheels, Matrix LED headlights - that automatically adjust to oncoming traffic to give you the greatest possible illumination of the road ahead without dazzling oncoming drivers - black exterior styling details, a panoramic sunroof and a power-operated boot lid that you can control using a foot gesture if you have your hands full.

It has soft Nappa leather seats that are heated and have a memory function, ambient lighting and special dashboard trim. There are lots of assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic bay parking, a head-up display, a lane change assistant and keyless entry and go.

You also get the larger 12.3-inch driver display, wireless smartphone charging and a Bang & Olufsen stereo with 15 speakers.

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Used Audi A3 Vorsprung

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*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.


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