Audi S3 Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Audi S3 Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4
2019 2019 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4
2018 2018 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4
2017 2017 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4
2016 2016 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4
2015 2015 Audi S3 4 DR AWD 5 4 5 5 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Audi has manufactured models of S3 for 6 years. They average 25.2 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 S3 below average at 25 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 S3 to be $1,950 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The S3 consumes about 13 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The S3 emits 358 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,370,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 256 trees would offset these emissions. The S3 has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Audi S3 25 29 22
2019 Audi S3 25 29 22
2018 Audi S3 25 28 22
2017 Audi S3 24 28 21
2016 Audi S3 26 31 23
2015 Audi S3 26 31 23

MPG breakdown by model options

The Audi S3 has 6 different model options on record with the EPA since 2015. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 29 22
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S7), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 28 22
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 31 23