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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The RS3 is packed with electronic safety gadgets and is based on the A3 Sportback, which received four stars from the experts at EuroNCAP. It comes with driver, passenger and side airbags, stability control, Quattro all-wheel drive and ISOFIX child seat fittings.

The five-door bodystyle makes the RS3 one of the most practical hot hatches around. Four adults can sit comfortably and there are plenty of cubbies to keep loose change and mobile phones. Loadspace with the seats in place is 302 litres and this expands to 1,032 with the seats folded flat. That's more than enough space to carry a couple of sets of golf clubs.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A3 RS3 Sportback (11-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available