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2013 Audi A3

2013 BMW 3-Series

  2012 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Front Exterior View 2013 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$27,270
$32,550
Invoice $25,361 $29,945
MPG
City/Highway
21/42 17/36
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury. Read Full Review The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Quick, sporty S-tronic automatic gearbox
  • Hatchback versatility
  • Sporty roadholding, handling
  • TDI fuel efficiency
  • Timeless exterior styling

Dislikes:

  • Lots of road noise
  • Bluetooth only in $2,000 option package
  • Top-end price well over $40,000

Likes:

  • Poise and handling
  • Strong, efficient engines
  • Excellent brakes
  • Responsive eight-speed automatic
  • Electric power steering, done right

Dislikes:

  • 328i's uninspiring sounds
  • BMW Apps is iPhone-only
  • Busy interior in some trims
  • ActiveHybrid 3 doesn't prioritize mpg
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