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

2020 Audi A3
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
A3 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
RS 3 2.5 TFSI 19 28 N/A N/A
S3 S line Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
S3 S line Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
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230i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 34 $38,725 $41,100
2 Series 230i Coupe 24 32 $33,330 $35,300
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 21 31 $40,585 $43,100
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $35,190 $37,300
2 Series M240i Convertible 22 30 $47,370 $50,400
2 Series M240i Coupe 22 30 $43,095 $45,800
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 22 30 $49,230 $52,400
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 22 30 $44,955 $47,800
M2 Competition Coupe 18 25 $55,275 $58,900
A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,304
$38,725
$32,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,300
$41,100
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$555 / month
$685 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.5 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 42.2 54
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 40.5 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 31.8 33.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 56.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 105.9 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.9 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 174.7 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.6 56.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 11.8 8.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.4 11.6
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 12.3 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3680 3395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
320 170 115
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 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
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
UG 2TB NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Convertible 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.5 6.4
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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2020 Audi A3
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  • Rebates: Up to $7,000
  • Lease: From $489 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 1.99% APR for 66 months + $750
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  • 2020 A-Class is in showrooms
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Finance: Fron 1.99% (2019)
  • Lease: From $349/month
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