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 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
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
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro Premium Plus 23 31 $39,526 $42,500
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro Prestige 23 31 $39,526 $42,500
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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 Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

31.9 32.9 35

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 42.1 41.7

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

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

Wheelbase (in)

102.2 102.4 101.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.7 69.5 69.6

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 60 60

Length, Overall (in)

175 171.2 168.3

Liftover Height (in)

- 27.4 -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.7 6.2

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

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

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

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

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17 P215/50VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3396 3130 2952

Wheels

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

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 - 100

Engine

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

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 43 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 42 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 40 32

Transmission

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

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A3 Lexus CT 200h Mazda CX-3

Body Style

Cabriolet Hatchback Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Torsion Beam

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

- -

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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