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Compare 2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class

2020 Audi A3
2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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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
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 24 34 $32,712 $34,800
A-Class A 220 Sedan 24 35 $30,832 $32,800
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 24 31 $42,253 $44,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,304
$32,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,300
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$555 / 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 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 54
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 8.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3395
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
320 115
Engine
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
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 188 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 13.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 10.04
Trans Order Code
UG NA
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 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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  • Lease: From $329 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • 2021 A-Class orders open
  • Rebates: $1,000 loyalty bonus
  • Finance: From 0% for 36 mo.
  • Lease: From $349/month
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