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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review

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2020 Audi
A3

MSRP*: $33,300 to $36,500
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2020 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,000 to $34,595
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Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $26,600 to $32,865
MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 43 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 Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 141 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 - 175.7 in 191.8 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 39.2 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Hybrid than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
With the Ford Fusion Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi A3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Audi A3 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Fusion Hybrid. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is somewhat more powerful than the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Ford Fusion Hybrid.