The Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is new for 2019, and already looks better and higher-quality than its CLA-Class predecessor.
The BMW 2-Series, on the other hand, is only available in coupe form, but does offer impressive driving dynamics typical of a Bimmer.
Acura’s ILX gets a heavy visual refresh for 2019 as well but is still a last-generation Honda Civic underneath.
The Buick Cascada is the only true competitor to the A3 Cabriolet but is outdated and slow.
Finally, the entire Volkswagen Golf range could be on this list, but the Golf R is the closest to the A3 in terms of price, features, performance, and all-wheel drive.
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