2015 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi A3 Sedan
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you're pining for the previous A3 Sportback body style, don't give up and settle for the new Sedan; the hatch is on the way next year exclusively as a TDI diesel or plug-in hybrid.

2015 Audi A3 Sedan2015 Audi A3
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2015 Acura ILX2015 Acura ILX
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2015 Buick Verano2015 Buick Verano
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2015 Volvo S602015 Volvo S60
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
7.8
The 2015 Acura ILX is a well-rounded compact premium sedan for those who want features and comfort, but don't mind sacrificing performance.
8.0
The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort.
8.2
The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
8.6
The 2015 Volvo S60 remains a striking shape with unbeatable safety ratings and equipment, and offers a range of models from quiet and comfortable to flamboyant and edgy.
MSRP From    
$29,900$27,050$21,065$31,500$33,300
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/4-cylIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsCompactSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium4-Door Sedan 2.0L4-Door Sedan w/1SV4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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