Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Narrower footprint but more cabin space
  • Longer car than before but still compact
  • Bigger boot than key rival MINI hatchback

Despite a slimming down of the A1’s external footprint in some directions, there’s the sensation of more room in here than before, handy considering Audi wants to capture buyers moving down from a larger car.

The German manufacturer’s figures back up this sensation too - with claims of 43mm extra shoulder room and 28mm of additional elbow room. Four six-foot adults have just enough room to travel in comfort.

The Audi A1 Sportback might be five doors only now but it’s still a supermini and is therefore quite compact in its footprint. That said, it is 56mm longer than its predecessor, but this is countered by reduced height and width.

Along with the increase in passenger space you also get a larger boot in the Audi A1 Sportback – boasting 335 litres of space with the seats up, and 1,090 litres with them folded. That's still shy of the Polo and Ibiza's 355- and 350-litre offerings.

That represents useful increases of 65 and 170 litres respectively over the old A1 though. The 3,982mm long five-door MINI Hatch has 278/941 litres of luggage room in comparison.

How safe is the A1?

  • Automatic braking system on all cars
  • Lane departure aid
  • Speed limiter as standard

The Audi A1 has scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash testing programme – which matches the performance of the last car, which also rated five stars. Standard equipment includes Audi Pre-sense Front with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, to assist you with stopping suddenly in the event of another motorist or person straying into the path of your car.

There’s also a lane departure warning system to help you stay between the white lines, hold assist for hill starts and a speed limiter to keep your velocity in check. In addition, all A1 Sportback models come with Audi Connect Safety and Service including e-call, which calls the emergency services for you in the event of an accident.

Watch: Audi A1 Sportback Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A1 Sportback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

S Line Competition equipment

S Line Competition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Line Competition optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

S Line Contrast Edition equipment

S Line Contrast Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Line Contrast Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

S Line Style Edition equipment

S Line Style Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Line Style Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

Technik equipment

Technik standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
Technik optional equipment
None available

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A1 Sportback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 73%
Safety Assist: 80%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.