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Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Five stars should be the order of the day make the Audi A1 Sportback safety top-notch. The A1 in the three-door guise received five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests and we have no reason to believe that the Audi A1 Sportback will be any different. Standard equipment includes airbags, ABS and ESP.

In 2015 a secondary collision brake assist system was added, helping to reduce the risks of skidding and additional collisions as a result of an accident.

Families wanting a premium supermini with five doors need to look no further because the Audi A1 Sportback seems to have all the bases covered. The two extra doors make it easy for children to enter and exit. The five-door A1 has 11mm of additional rear head-room than the three-door A1 while it also has 13mm of additional rear shoulder room. There are plenty of cubbies to keep loose change in and the door pockets and glovebox are all of a decent size.

You may be surprised by the size of the boot: with the rear seats in place the Audi A1 Sportback has 270 litres of luggage capacity. That’s 10 litres larger than the boot of a MINI Clubman. Fold the seats and the carrying capacity is 920 litres, but that’s 10 litres short of that in the Clubman.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A1 Sportback (12-18).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Amplified Edition equipment

Amplified Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
Amplified Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

Black Edition Nav equipment

Black Edition Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Black Edition Nav optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Contrast Edition Plus equipment

Contrast Edition Plus standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Contrast Edition Plus optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors

S Line Nav equipment

S Line Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S Line Nav optional equipment
None available

S Line Style Edition equipment

S Line Style Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line Style Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

S1 Competition equipment

S1 Competition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S1 Competition optional equipment
None available

S1 Competition Nav equipment

S1 Competition Nav standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S1 Competition Nav optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

S1 Nav equipment

S1 Nav standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S1 Nav optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors

Sport Nav equipment

Sport Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Nav optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A1 Sportback (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2010 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2010
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 90%
Child Occupant: 79%
Vulnerable Road Users: 49%
Safety Assist: 86%

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.