What has four rings and just won something called the Golden Steering Wheel? The less-appreciated Audi A3 Sportback. For such a versatile and enjoyable car, many drivers overlook the Audi A3. Perhaps its small size and shocking practicality lead drivers to think less of the car, but according to this award, you should consider taking one for a test drive.
What is the Golden Steering Wheel
The Audi A3 Sportback just received the award of the Golden Steering Wheel for the category of Compact Cars. The award is determined by the automotive magazine, Auto Bild, which is not only a big deal for this specific model but also the Audi brand itself. According to Audi, the A3 Sportback was chosen among the 63 potential candidates for 2020 models.
The Golden Steering Wheel might not sound like the coolest award for a car, but it has a lot of deep-rooted meaning for the German car companies. It is held as a very prestigious award but also one of the oldest-running awards in German automotive history. This is the third time the Audi A3 has won this award in the history of the Golden Steering Wheel.
The Audi A3 Sportback
The Audi A3 Sportback is a very capable car, so with the addition of practicality, comfort, and luxury, it seems pretty well-rounded. Consumer Reports brags about the car’s agile handling and comfortable front seats, making it the happy medium between a sports car and a responsible daily driver. It is small enough to navigate traffic, park in tight spaces, and pretend that you are driving a two-door coupe. With the added benefit of comfort, spacious backseat, and decent cargo capacity, the Audi A3 Sportback is well-rounded.
A practical sports car
It’s easy to see why Auto Bild loves the Audi A3 Sportback so much. As a four-door sedan, this car looks just as practical as any other daily commuter car, and you wouldn’t be wrong to think so. With the third win of the Golden Steering Wheel under its belt, the engineers at Audi seem to be doing something right with this car.
It might not be what comes to mind if you’re looking for a daily driver or a sports car, perhaps because it sits happily in-between the two titles. If you are looking for a responsible option for a daily driver, without having to splurge on a secondary sports car for a weekend cruise, the Audi A3 Sportback might be the car you’re looking for.