Compare 2019 Audi A3 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class

2019 Audi A3
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 Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $31,304 $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
A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,568
$32,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$34,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks. 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 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 54
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 8.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3439 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 115
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 188 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 6.36
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 2.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 3.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 13.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 10.04
Trans Order Code
NA 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 4.34
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 2.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 15.95
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
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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