Compare 2011 Audi A3 vs 2011 Subaru WRX

2011 Audi A3
2011 Subaru WRX
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,079 $25,495
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 19 25 $26,386 $27,995
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,386 $27,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Premium 19 25 $26,389 $27,995
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 19 25 $27,309 $28,995
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,309 $28,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Limited 19 25 $27,312 $28,995
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,312 $28,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI 17 23 $32,169 $33,995
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,169 $33,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX STI 17 23 $34,029 $35,995
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,029 $35,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,285 $37,345
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,285 $37,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$24,079
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A3 is stylish, refined, and versatile—and nearly as good for the city as for the highway. The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI are fast, fun cars to drive in any situation, and they're comfortable, safe, and practical enough for small-family use; poor fuel economy and a lack of automatic transmissions limit its appeal, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
TFSI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.30
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.88
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Body Style
4 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9

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