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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review

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2020 Audi
A3

MSRP*: $33,300 to $36,500
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2021 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

MSRP*: $35,700 to $37,700
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Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $33,700 to $35,560
MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.0 - 12.3 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 - 175.7 in 178.5 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.4 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 38.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 35.6 - 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the BMW 228 Gran Coupe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the BMW 228 Gran Coupe. When looking at overall length, the Audi A3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the BMW 228 Gran Coupe. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A3 as you will in the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.