Compare 2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 BMW 2-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class

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2020 Audi A3
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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
M2 Competition Coupe 18 25 $55,275 $58,900
A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$38,725
$32,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$41,100
$34,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$685 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash. 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
- 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
- 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 37 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 42.2 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.5 40.3
Passenger Capacity
- 4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.4 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 56.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.9 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.7 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.6 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.4 -
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.7 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.8 -
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA R02
Front Tire Size
- P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3680 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170 115
Engine
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 258 @ 1450 221 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
- NA NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 248 @ 5200 188 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23 (2019) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 27 (2019) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 33 (2019) 35
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82 2.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.72 4.34
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 2.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.00 15.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.81 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.14 6.36
Trans Type
- 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.31 3.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.46 13.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.20 10.04
Trans Order Code
- 2TB 429
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Body Style
- Convertible 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.5 (2019) 6.3
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  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Finance: Fron 1.99% (2019)
  • Lease: From $339/month (2019)
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