2023 Audi A3 vs. Its Competition

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Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The A3 compact sedan measures up against the smallest sedan rivals from Germany.

BMW splits its 2-Series into two distinct cars and personalities, with the entry-level Gran Coupe sedan appealing to the masses and the coupe upholding the brand’s diluted enthusiast bent.

Mercedes fully separates its entry level cars, with the A-Class small sedan teasing the lovely interiors characteristic of the brand, while the CLA coupe showcases the brand’s dramatic styling and luxury potential.

The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing shows off Cadillac’s best, while the return of the Acura Integra marks a big step over the discontinued ILX, but another big performance step remains.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The Audi A3 doesn’t stand out from German rivals, but it’s confident composure is undeniable.
6.4
The 2023 Acura Integra offers more versatility and better handling than the related Honda Civic Si.
6.4
The redesigned 2022 BMW 2-Series coupe offers more style and more fun than its four-door Gran Coupe counterpart.
6.0
Fun to drive in any model, the 2022 Cadillac CT4 runs the gamut from daily driver to track star.
6.6
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class prioritizes style above rationality, and that’s just fine with us.
6.6
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A220 gives shoppers a taste of luxury in a small sedan package.
MSRP From     
$34,900$30,800$35,700$33,695$38,200$33,950
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsLarge CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
Premium 40 TFSICVT228i Gran Coupe4-Door Sedan LuxuryCLA 250 CoupeA 220 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanHatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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