With a four-door BMW 2-Series and a new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan in showrooms, the Audi A3 has formidable competition for the first time since its inception.
All three German brands now offer four-door pint-size sedans with a similar mission.
Among those, the BMW is the clear performance leader, though less-potent versions will certainly follow.
The A-Class is stylish, though it shows its cheap price in many ways.
Lexus’ IS is larger than the Audi, but it’s a good value and has decent dynamics.
The Volvo S60 is spacious and comfortable compared to the Audi, and it may not be all that much pricier when comparably equipped.
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|2020 Audi A3|
#5 in Luxury Small Sedans
|2020 Acura ILX||2020 BMW 2-Series||2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class||2020 Volvo S60|
|19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
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|Premium 40 TFSI||Sedan||230i Coupe||A 220 Sedan||T5 FWD Momentum|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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