The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show has something that'll interest every type of luxury-car shopper. This year's debuts cover nearly every segment of the luxury market, from full-size SUVs to a plug-in hybrid sports car. Cars.com editors Mike Hanley, Joe Wiesenfelder, Aaron Bragman and Joe Bruzek trekked across the show floor in search of the hits and misses.
2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet
Mike Hanley: Winner
Trim and tidy, the A3 Cabriolet looks like a fun car for summer cruising, or, in L.A., year-round cruising. The convertible has nice lines with the soft-top up or down and the upscale interior quality for which Audi is known.
Joe Wiesenfelder: Winner
I'm not wild about the top-up look, but Audi has a good track record with making quiet ragtops. For an entry-level model, this one looks just as impressive as the sedan I glimpsed on the eve of the 2013 New York International Auto Show in April.
Aaron Bragman: Winner
The A3 feels like a legitimate luxury car, unlike the model it replaces, and chopping the top off only makes it better. A beautifully crafted interior, sexy lines, high-quality materials throughout and powerful engines — it checks all of my boxes.
Joe Bruzek: Winner
The A3 maintains a bold appearance even without a fixed roof. That's tough for coupes, or sedans, made into convertibles. Plus, the A3 Cabriolet has available all-wheel drive, making it a rare combination among any convertible, let alone compact ones.