2011 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

2011 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Premium Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you plan on adding a lot of options to the A3, you might as well also check out the Audi A4 Avant at the dealership.

2011 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Premium Angular Front Exterior View2011 Audi A3
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2011 BMW M3 performance package2011 BMW 3-Series
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2011 Mazda32011 Mazda MAZDA3
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback 2011 Subaru WRX
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2011 Audi A3 is stylish, refined, and versatile—and nearly as good for the city as for the highway.
8.4
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
8.0
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
8.2
The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI are fast, fun cars to drive in any situation, and they're comfortable, safe, and practical enough for small-family use; poor fuel economy and a lack of automatic transmissions limit its appeal, though.
MSRP From   
$27,270$34,600$15,800$25,495
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I6Gas I4Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
EPA Class   
Small Station WgnCompactCompactSub-Compact
Style Name   
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door Manual WRX
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door HB4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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