Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 Lexus CT vs 2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Audi A3
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2016 Lexus CT
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2016 Mazda CX-3
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2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prem Plus 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Premium N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Premium Plus N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Prestige N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
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5-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT 200h 5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 27 32 $25,496 $26,240
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Sport 27 32 $20,614 $21,210
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Touring 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 29 35 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Sport 29 35 $19,401 $19,960
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Touring 29 35 $21,342 $21,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$29,657
$25,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$31,250
$26,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$521 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer. The 2016 Lexus CT 200h remains the only small luxury hybrid hatchback, but its blend of fuel economy and sporty character cleverly expands the brand's lineup to lure in new buyers. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 43 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 40 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 52.6 50.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.9 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.9 35
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 86.1 86.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.8 49
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.3 60.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.8 59.9
Length, Overall (in)
175 171.2 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60 60
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 102.4 101.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7 6.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.5 69.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 39.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - 10.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - 10.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 56.7
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 10 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.2 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 3130 2952
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7 18 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 105 @ 4000 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 134 @ 5200 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 42 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 40 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 43 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.27 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.45
Trans Type
6 1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 - 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 - 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 - 3.55
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Lexus CT 200h Mazda CX-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 4.2 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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