Compare 2019 Audi A3 vs 2019 BMW 2-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class

2019 Audi A3
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Sedan Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 N/A $33,300
RS 3 2.5 TFSI 19 28 $52,828 $56,200
S3 Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
S3 Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
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230i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 33 $38,725 $41,100
2 Series 230i Coupe 24 35 $33,330 $35,300
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 23 33 $40,585 $43,100
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $35,190 $37,300
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 30 $47,370 $50,400
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 30 $43,095 $45,800
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $49,230 $52,400
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $44,955 $47,800
A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,568
$38,725
$32,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$41,100
$34,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$685 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks. The 2019 2-Series coupe or convertible is proof that the formula BMW helped create still works. Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 42.2 54
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.5 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 31.8 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 56.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.9 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 174.7 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.6 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.9 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 69.8 70.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 11.8 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3 -
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 11.4 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3439 3680 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 248 @ 5200 188 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 221 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.31 3.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.46 13.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.20 10.04
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.72 4.34
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00 2.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 5.00 15.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 2.81 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.14 6.36
Trans Type
7 8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.82 2.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Body Style
Cabriolet Convertible 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.5 6.3
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