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2009 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Audi A3
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Look to Japan and the Infiniti EX has all-wheel drive as an option, but the base car is a rear-driver spun from the hot-handling G35 sedan, one of our favorite luxury sport sedans.

A traditional wagon such as the BMW 3-Series or the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen might not include all-wheel drive, but each has more cargo room than the more compact Audi A3—and in the Jetta's case, a coming diesel option.

If you're in the market for a wagonlike vehicle with sporting pretensions and can spend $30,000, there are some interesting choices outside of the 2009 Audi A3.

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8.4
/ 10
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The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
8.8
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It's been a long time coming back, but the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen gives crossover buyers something else to consider―and diesel power is on the way.
8.6
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The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
MSRP From  
$26,920$19,075$32,700
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I5Gas I6
EPA Class  
Small Station WgnWagonCompact
Style Name  
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line4-Door Manual S PZEV4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door HB4 Door4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Manual w/ODManualManual

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