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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Honda
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$33,400 to $36,600
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $32,029 to $35,090
MPG - City 22 - 27 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

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). Whether you pick the Audi A3 or the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Honda Clarity Plug-In 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 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
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 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The Audi A3 has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.