Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2019 Audi A3 Sedan

2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2019 Audi A3 Sedan
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Sedan A 220
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40 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
40 TFSI Premium 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Premium Plus 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Prestige 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
45 TFSI quattro Premium 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Premium Plus 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Prestige 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,388
$30,552
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.2
Liftover Height (in)
67.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 175.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3197
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 5800 184 @ 4300
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1250 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.75
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 1.77
Trans Type
7 7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.77
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Audi A3 Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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