Something odd is going on in the SUV/crossover universe: things are shrinking. Centers of gravity are being lowered, wheelbases are shortening, and tonnage is reducing. Meanwhile, in the car universe, models that are known and loved precisely because of their diminutive stature (Mini, Fit, 500) are being super-sized to appeal to those who won't crossover to the crossover market.
Most trucks that end up reviewed by the auto media tend to gravitate towards the top end of the price spectrum. Now, these trucks are great and all, but not everybody can spend $50,000 or more on a full-size pickup. What about the more affordable models, then? Well, we're lucky enough to have our hands on one; specifically, we've been driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD LS.
The S3 subscribes to the K.I.S.S. policy championed by, among others, your author's high-school geometry teacher - Keep It Simple, Stupid. The standard A3's interior is great by entry-level luxury standards, with soft-ish plastic atop the dashboard and just enough creases and angles to keep things interesting. The switchgear feels just as premium as on any other Audi, and there isn't so much of it that your grandmother will ask where you learned to pilot a space shuttle.
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