Although diesel driving takes some getting used to, the 2010 Audi A3 TDI's excellent fuel economy makes it worth it, and its cabin tech provides some modern conveniences.
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CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is back on the road again. This year, he drove thousands of miles up and down the East Coast, searching for the most interesting spots for technology, military, research and development, naval shipbuilding, and more.
Do you want to know more about the 2010 Green Car of the Year? Find out about it here in today's video blog.
The little 2015 Audi A3 delivers excellent everyday driving characteristics and useful connected cabin electronics. In Cabriolet form it sacrifices voice command and trunk space, but makes up for it with pure, open-top driving enjoyment.
The 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been named Green Car Journal's 2010 Green Car of the Year.
CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 Audi A3 TDI.
When Audi accepted last year's 2010 Green Car of the Year award, it may not have realized that a road trip was part of the prize package. Next week, two Audi A3s will traverse down the California coast as part of the magazine's Green Car of the Year Tour using Rentech's RenDiesel to power their 2.0-liter diesel engines.
Audi let CNET drive its A3 E-tron prototype, an electric car that seems road-ready, as it matches many of the features found in electric cars currently in production.
The 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro hits a sweet spot, balancing comfort with a bit of sportiness, connected tech with a great low-distraction interface, and a small-car feel with luxury appointment.
Audi gave CNET a chance to drive its A3 e-tron, a new plug-in hybrid model, at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show.
Audi's 2016 A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is coming to America in October. It's the German automaker's first plug-in production car.