Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, so you can pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Audi S1 Used. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Audi S1 Used is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the Audi S1 Used with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you will get the miserly Audi S1 Used Hybrid. On the highway, the Audi S1 Used is comfortable and compliant. Audi S1 Used also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Audi S1 Used with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Audi S1 Used provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from across the way.
The Audi S1 Used is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with a little more class and space than the usual small sedan, the Audi S1 Used might you should be the sedan for you.
The Audi S1 Used is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Audi S1 Used Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels can be included with the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Audi S1 Used stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is straightforward to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Audi S1 Used includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a car seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat need not be scooted all the way forward.