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2015 Audi S3 vs. Its Competition

 
2015 Audi S3
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Compact luxury cars are now a thing, and some of them are bringing high-powered companions like the Audi S3 to market along with more sedate models.

There's a turbocharger available with the Buick Verano, but it's avoiding the whole sport-sedan fray, with its very well-composed ride and quiet cabin.

The Acura ILX is more of the same, only less--less satisfying, less quiet, less appealing.

The S3's a shot straight at the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which comes in CLA45 AMG trim and is so good, it was named Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014.

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8.6
/ 10
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The 2015 Audi S3 sticks its U.S. landing with terrific turbo pull and in-car LTE.
7.8
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The 2015 Acura ILX is a well-rounded compact premium sedan for those who want features and comfort, but don't mind sacrificing performance.
8.0
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The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort.
MSRP From  
$41,100$27,050$23,380
Gas Mileage  
23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/4-cyl
EPA Class  
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan 2.0L4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/A4
Body Style  
SedanSedanSedan
Transmission  
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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