Speed and thrills are the main focuses of the 2022 Audi RS 3. This little luxury sedan is the one for drivers who want a bit more power behind the hood. It’s got a sound that’s easy to distinguish and roars along the streets with a confidence that can’t be beaten. Accompanied by a sweet assortment of standard features and various optional packages, drivers won’t be lacking choices when it comes to the RS 3. This 2022 Audi RS 3 review will look into the specs and features that make it such a special character within its class.
The 2022 Audi RS 3 saw a 1-year break as it missed the previous season for a redesign. Now, it comes with a shared platform with 2 other Audi vehicles along with other shared aspects. However, the RS 3 comes with a souped-up powertrain which gives drivers an exhilarating experience as they race down the road.
The 2022 Audi RS 3 price point sits at around $59,000 and comes standard with all-wheel drive and a whole host of standard features. These include unique LED headlights, power-adjustable seating with driver memory, and black exterior stylings that help accentuate the car’s sleek character. The roster of 2022 Audi RS 3 colors includes options such as Kyalami Green, Turbo Blue, Glacier White Metallic, and Python Yellow Metallic alongside others. In total, there are 9 colorways to choose from which include an Audi exclusive special paint color. Below is our 2022 Audi RS 3 cost table detailing the starting MSRP of the single configuration available for buyers:
|2022 Audi RS 3 quattro S tronic AWD||$58,900*|
Not all buyers want the hassle of purchasing their car outright in a single payment, especially those who want a bit more flexibility with their budgets. Luckily, Audi has a respectable leasing program that comes with warrant protections and a lease-end program. You can check out the 2022 Audi RS 3 lease price on their official website alongside the terms and conditions you’ll need to know when leasing your Audi.
The 2022 Audi RS 3 specs sheet shows that a 2.5-Liter Inline 5-Cylinder Engine is in use for all models. Capable of great performance metrics, the 2022 Audi RS 3 hp output is rated at around 401 horsepower while the torque output reaches 369 pounds-feet. It’s capable of reaching 60mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds and comes with RS modes which make use of the sedan’s torque splitter for optimum performance. All RS 3 models come standard with the quattro all-wheel drive system that’s paired with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic setup. Its handling is great for both urban and rugged road conditions thanks to the RS-tuned speed-dependent power assist. The front suspension and rear sport suspensions come with dynamic chassis control which allows for continuous adjustments during the drive.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
If you’re looking for a decently efficient vehicle, the 2022 Audi RS 3 isn’t a bad choice at all. According to the data released by the EPA, its MPG scores are on the low average side when compared to its market rivals. With a total fuel tank capacity of 14.5 gallons for Premium Unleaded Gasoline, it can go as far as the competition demands it to. Below are the MPG scores received by all of the 2022 Audi RS 3 models:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Audi RS 3||20||29||23|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
With the 2022 Audi RS 3 interior cabin, there’s a sense of excitement awaiting drivers once they get behind the wheel. The control layout is made to be easily accessible for the driver with driving modes being toggleable via steering wheel controls. In terms of passenger capacity, the Audi RS 3 has seats for about 5 passengers. The material work done on the front and rear passenger seats are great with Nappa Leather being the main component. Front seats are adorned with honeycomb stitching and RS embossing while also getting to enjoy heating features. For cargo capacity, the trunk of the RS 3 has about 8 cubic feet of space. For smaller items, all models do come with the storage package which includes nets and pouches to stow items in.
The infotainment system of this year’s model of the Audi RS 3 comes with an MMI 10.1-inch touchscreen display. From there, drivers and passengers can connect to the system via Wired Android Auto and Wireless Apple CarPlay integration. Should you need to charge up your phone, there’s a wireless charging pad available for compatible devices. The driver gets access to the Audi Virtual Cockpit which helps display important road information and other metrics. It’s got a 12.3-inch HD display and comes with special RS designs that help the driver keep an eye on engine performance. The standard audio system on the 2022 Audi RS 3 can be upgraded to a 15-speaker setup which makes use of a 16-channel amplifier for clear audio projection. Sourced from Bang & Olufsen, it’s made to create a 3D soundscape and is rated at 680 watts.
Although there are no official reviews made by the NHTSA regarding the overall safety of the 2022 Audi RS 3, we do know that it comes with a good amount of safety features and driver-assistive technology. The Audi pre sense safety suite comes with pre-collision seat belt tightening and automatic window closure features. Other features include Adaptive Cruise Control, a 130mph Top Speed Limiter, Brake Control System, and strategically placed passenger airbags.
As with all Audi models, the Audi RS 3 comes with a warranty program that’s comparable to what other manufacturers offer their customers. They have a limited warranty package that spans 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Audi’s powertrain warranty comes with the same term lengths: 4 years and a mileage limit of 50,000 miles. They have yet to release any package which comes with a complimentary scheduled maintenance perk.