Compare 2019 Audi A3 Sedan vs 2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 Audi A3 Sedan
2019 Ford Fiesta
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40 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
40 TFSI Premium 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Premium Plus 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Prestige 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Titanium Premium 26 35 N/A $33,300
45 TFSI quattro Premium 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Premium Plus 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Prestige 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
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Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 27 35 $14,118 $14,260
Sedan SE 27 35 $15,335 $15,490
Hatch SE 27 35 $15,633 $15,790
Hatch ST Line 27 35 $17,449 $17,625
Hatch ST 25 32 $21,126 $21,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,552
$14,118
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$14,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
3.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 49
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 31.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 85.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 57.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 98
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 7.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P185/60HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.6 L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.28
Trans Type
7 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2019 Audi A3 Sedan
  • 2019 Audi A3 is here; 2018s are gone
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts on sedans + $750 loyalty
  • Lease: From $349 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 4.99% APR for 66 months
2019 Ford Fiesta
  • 2019 Fiesta remains in decent supply
  • Factory rebate up to $3,000
  • Lease from $209 for 36 months
  • Get 0% APR for 60 months
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