2022 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi A3
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The A3 faces competition from its closest German rivals, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The BMW 2-Series offers strong engines, but it feels out of place as a downward stretch for the brand.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class split their customers along design lines, and both show notable cost-cutting in their interiors.

The Acura ILX has never lived up to its premium status, and it will soon be replaced by a revived Integra with more promise.

The Cadillac CT4 is larger, and offers more power.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The Audi A3 sports the looks and technology that draw buyers into the brand in a fun-to-drive package.
4.7
The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge.
6.0
The 2020 2-Series Gran Coupe fills the smallest void in the BMW lineup.
6.6
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after.
7.5
The 2020 Volvo S60 luxury sport sedan balances power and grace.
MSRP From    
$33,900$26,500$35,300$32,800$36,050
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
Premium 40 TFSISedan230i CoupeA 220 SedanT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55455
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanCoupeSedanSedan
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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