2019 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

2019 Audi A3
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Right in the middle of the range, the Premium Plus trim is the best value play for the 2019 Audi A3, especially with Virtual Cockpit and blind-spot monitors added on.

2019 Audi A32019 Audi A3
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
The 2019 Acura ILX delivers some luxury car goods, but we’d spend our money on a loaded-up Honda Civic instead.
The 2019 2-Series coupe or convertible is proof that the formula BMW helped create still works.
The 2019 Buick Cascada convertible means retirement like a gold watch. It’s stylish, small, and reasonably priced, but not very spacious.
Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.
The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
N/APremium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ACompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/ASedan230i Coupe2-Door ConvertibleA 220 Sedan1.4T S Manual
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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